Laminate Flooring is a Great Option

Laminate is one of the most popular flooring choices today and is commonly used in the homes of active families. The durability along with the endless designs and styles make it a great option for d?cor and it holds up well to wear and tear from kids and pets. Homeowners in The Villages have come to expect laminate floors to offer minimal care and cleaning needs while still looking good- so read on to see how to make your laminate flooring look great with some handy tips from Direct Custom Floors!

Cleaning Laminate
Many styles and brands of laminate come with a special surface coat that protects them from wear and tear and makes it easier for them to hold up against spills, stains, scratches, scrapes, and fading. The coating used by Direct Custom Floor on all of their specially installed laminate flooring also makes it easier to clean with common and routine steps:
  • Regularly vacuum with appropriate attachment to keep dirt from scratching flooring
  • Use a damp mop to remove dust and spills -a light mopping is all you need
  • Avoid common soap-based detergents that leave a dull film on your laminate floors
  • Do not use harsh cleaning products that contain bleach or scrubbing grit
  • To sweep use a soft cloth or microfiber broom never a stiff bristle one that scratches
  • Use rugs and mats to protect high traffic areas from getting worn or stained

Caring For Laminate
Beyond regular routine cleaning every week, there are several steps Direct Custom Floors recommends you take as needed to help the laminate flooring in your home in The Villages look great:
  • Place doors mats in entry ways to trap the bulk of dirt and debris before they come in
  • Use protective cushions and pads under heavy piece of furniture
  • Keep the nails of your pets trimmed and smooth as much as possible
  • Clean up spills quickly and use absorbent pads around food and water dishes
  • When moving furniture, avoid dragging it along the floor-us a wheel dolly if able
  • Use a special color- matched scratch and ding correction kit

These tips are easy to apply to your routine and make caring for your laminate flooring quick and easy. A little time invested now will keep your flooring look as beautiful as the day you had it installed. It is one of the most versatile flooring options and is also one of the easiest to care for- so enjoy life and stop wasting time mopping, sweeping, and scrubbing your floors. Put down some beautiful flooring for your home in The Villages today and see why laminate is the most popular flooring option today offered by Direct Custom Floor!