Laminate Care and Maintenance

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Laminate flooring, also known as floating wood tile in the United States, is a multi-layer type of flooring. This flooring product is then fused with a type of laminate, to ensure that the floor lasts for a longer period of time. Laminate flooring can simulate wooden floors, with the faux-wooden layer protected underneath a clear protective layer. This type of flooring has become popular in recent times, because of its ease of installation and maintenance. Laminate flooring has the benefit of looking like wooden floors without the required maintenance. Other benefits include being cheaper to buy, and easier to install – the process of installing laminate floors is easier than installing other types of flooring. Laminate floors are also durable and hygienic.


When choosing to get your home’s floors redone, one option would be to laminate your floors. This will allow you to protect your flooring, and to make sure that there is reduced maintenance. Laminate flooring will result in lower maintenance and repair charges, and will allow you to have a calm, stress-free environment when it comes to taking care of your home. However, laminate floors will still require a basic form of maintenance. Though this type of flooring is known for being durable, laminate floors must be maintained. One basic action would be to vacuum or dust the floors regularly, to avoid the accumulation of dust and dirt on the floor. Another option to clean laminate floors would be to take a damp mop and mop up the floors. However, it is important to keep your floors dry, so make sure that you mop up excessive water, and that the floors should be wiped dry after you finish mopping. When cleaning floors, try and avoid using harsh cleaners and abrasive detergents. This kind of detergent has the potential to damage the laminate layer on your floors, making it risky to use.
When repairing scratches or stains, there are a variety of “touch-up kits” available in stores and markets. This is because manufacturers produce these touch-up kits for specific types of flooring, which will help people perform basic repairs and maintenance services on their floors. If the scratch or stain is too difficult to remove, you can simply replace the plank on the floor. Because it is so easy to install, it is easier to replace the plank, than try and repair the entire floor.
One downside is that laminate floors cannot be sanded and refinished, to get rid of existing scratches and stains. However, laminate floors are extremely durable and is easier to maintain than hardwood floors.

Alliance Floor Source is a family owned flooring company that has been providing quality service to the communities in the Greater Toronto Area for over 35 years. The company offers a wide range of flooring options, and are able to provide top-quality installation, maintenance, and repair services for a variety of different types of flooring. Their products are offered at affordable rates, allowing you to redecorate your home while staying within your budget.