Laminate Flooring Basic Care
Basic Care to Make the Most of Your Laminate Flooring
You've just had laminate flooring installed and want to make the most of your new investment by providing proper care. Perhaps you're considering buying laminate flooring, but you're still not sure if it's the right choice. No matter where you are in the purchasing or installation process, getting the most out of laminate floors means understanding how they're made and what kind of care they require.
You've Got Laminate Flooring: Now What?
Laminate floors come in a wide variety of colors and styles. You've just had stylish new laminate flooring installed in your home, and you want to make sure that you get the biggest bang for your buck. The first step is understanding how laminate floors are made so that you can care for them.
Almost all laminate floors are constructed from four layers:
- A wear layer that is designed to prevent dents, scratches and dings.
- A decor layer that is imprinted with a design such as hardwood, stone or tile.
- A core layer that provides structure and dent resistance.
- A backer layer that provides extra stability and support.
Caring for Your Laminate Flooring
One of the chief benefits of laminate flooring is ease of care. Keeping your laminate looking great won't take a lot of time or elbow grease. The key to caring for your laminate flooring is to tackle small tasks on a regular basis. To make the most of your laminate flooring, you should:
- Try to wipe up spills and wet spots as soon as possible.
- Use a vacuum or dust mop to keep the floor free of dirt and debris.
- Wet mop the floor with special cleaners made for laminate flooring.
- Use throw rugs at the entrances to rooms.
- Allow floors to dry completely after applying cleaners or laminate flooring treatments.
How Long Will Your Laminate Flooring Last?
Many of our clients choose laminate flooring because it provides for long-lasting wear. While it's not possible to pinpoint the exact lifespan of every laminate floor, most are designed to last between 20 and 30 years in residential settings. Remember that the overall traffic your flooring sees will have a big impact on how long your laminate lasts.
The best way to determine the estimated use life of your flooring is to read the product's warranty. Most laminate floors are offered with warranties that pledge that floors will stand up to regular wear and tear so long as they are cared for properly. At S&G Carpet and more, our warranty is included in all purchases and almost always surpasses the manufacturer’s warranty for laminate flooring.
Using Area Rugs with Your Laminate Flooring
Making the most of your laminate flooring doesn't just mean taking care of basic cleaning chores. It also means taking advantage of all the decor possibilities laminate offers. Remember that area and throw rugs can instantly change the look of any room with laminate flooring. Use area rugs to usher in different seasons or to give a makeover to a tired room.
At S&G Carpet and More, we're proud to provide the best in laminate flooring to residential and commercial customers throughout Northern California. If you need to find new laminate flooring, drop by one of our showrooms or make a shop at home appointment today.