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Laminate Wood Floors: Tips on Keeping Them Beautiful

Laminate Wood Floors:  Tips on Keeping Them Beautiful By Shea Richardson
HIPhome Columnist
December 31, 1969

If you have laminate wood flooring in your home and you do not know how to clean it properly, use the following tips and guidelines. The proper care and cleaning of this type of floor will prevent damage, extend your floor's life, and keep it looking new for many years to come.

Laminate wood flooring has become extremely popular among homeowners, builders, and decorators today. Because of its durability, design, and simple installation, this is one of the most common choices of flooring. Here are some tips and things to remember in order to help keep your wood laminate floor clean and shiny.

How to Keep Your Laminate Wood Floor Clean:

  • Take your shoes off. You should remove your shoes at the door. This will prevent the sand and dirt from the bottoms of your shoes from damaging your floor.
  • Wear socks or slippers. This will prevent the oil from the bottom of your feet from attracting dirt and then transferring it to your floor.
  • Vacuum or dust. You should always vacuum or dust to clean your laminate wood floor before mopping.
  • Use vinegar. Cleaning your laminate wood floor with vinegar and water will keep your floor looking shiny and new.
  • Use a towel. Instead of using a mop, which can leave excess water on the floor and cause warping problems, you should use a damp towel. You will not have to rinse and you can dry it if necessary.

By following these simple tips, you should be able to enjoy your floors for many years without having to replace them or make repairs.

About the Author
An accomplished educator and writer, Shea Richardson has several years of teaching experience in the Georgia public school system. She holds a degree in Education from Georgia State University and specializes in topics spanning technology, education, and group dynamics.

*Before you apply any of the advice described on the Hip-home.com website, you should consider if the advice is safe and suitable for your individual home situation and consult experts as necessary to evaluate the suitability for your circumstances.
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