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How to clean laminate floors that are not waterproof - great guide!

How to clean laminate floors that are not waterproof

Most laminate floors have a degree of waterproof protection, but all. Do you know the best way to clean laminate floors that are not waterproof?

Incorrect cleaning processes to laminate floors can cause irreversible damage. Learn more here by taking two minutes to read this blog - it may save you quite a bit of money in the long run!

The method to clean laminate floors should remain consistent, whether the flooring has a layer of waterproof protection or not. Always remember the one key point.

"A wet mop or too much water being used on laminate flooring is highly likely to cause the floor to lift, resulting in permanent damage."

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It is important to remember that laminate floors are not fully waterproof, so any spillages should be cleaned up straight away to minimise the risk of any lasting damage or warping of your floors. All that is needed to do this is a damp (not wet!) cloth to remove the spillage, and wipe to dry.

Whilst laminate flooring is tough and robust, every precaution should be taken to minimise the risk of scratching the floor. You should never use scouring pads, wire wool pads or any other abrasive cleaning tools - a soft bristled brush is best.

What is the best mop to use on laminate flooring?

The best mop for laminate floors is one that will pick up dirt, won't leave behind excess water and won't scratch the floor during the cleaning process In our opinion, the best mop option when it comes to cleaning laminate flooring is a microfibre mop.

Microfibre mops are best for laminate flooring

Correct process to mop laminate flooring

 If you choose not to buy a cleaning solution from the store, it’s pretty easy to make your own product and save some money, and reduce chemical usage during your process to clean laminate floors that are not waterproof.

White distilled vinegar is a miracle worker when you mop laminate flooring. To make your solution, simply combine 1 part vinegar and 3 parts warm water together. Add 1 teaspoon of washing up liquid and mix together before putting it in a spray bottle.

The first thing to do it to vacuum your flooring to remove any dust, but more importantly any debris that could cause scratching if pushed around by a mop.

Lightly dampen your microfibre mop by spraying some solution onto it, then begin the process of mopping your floor. Ensure that you overlap your mopping pattern, to cover all areas of the floor and make sure nothing is missed during your cleaning process.

Remember to drain your mop if it absorbs too much water, as you don’t want your flooring to get too wet. After cleaning, allow your flooring to dry naturally. This completes the correct process to clean laminate floors that are not waterproof.

"Do you have a dog at work? Make sure you keep on top of clipping their claws, as if they get too long they are one of the quickest ways to scratch your laminate flooring!"

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The easiest way to clean laminate floors that are not waterproof and keep all your floors and the rest of your workplace looking great is to engage the services of a professional commercial cleaning company.

Green Fox Cleaning are a commercial cleaning company that deliver unrivalled local cleaning services to businesses in all sectors. Click here to learn more.