How to take care of your laminate and LVT floors

light wooden room, with brown furniture and a beige carpet on a brown laminate floor


When you buy top laminate flooring, you want to look after it. Keeping your floor in brand-new condition might seem like a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. There are actually lots of easy things you can do to keep your floor looking fresh for years to come.

Here at TechFlooring, we want to help you make the most out of your flooring. We know that when you purchase a new floor, you’re making an investment that can increase the value of your property. By following these tips and tricks, your laminate or LVT floor can stay looking shiny and new!

light wooden room, with brown furniture and a beige carpet on a brown laminate floor

Care for Your Laminate Flooring


Why laminate and LVT?

Surprisingly, laminate and LVT floors share quite a few similarities when it comes to maintenance.

Laminate floors are stylish, low maintenance and affordable. LVT floors are more luxury and very durable. Both types of flooring have a thickness that allows for a deeper etching on their surface. This means that they are more realistic looking than other flooring options. However, both flooring types need careful maintenance to keep them looking new and fresh.

Let’s dive into how you can take care of your laminate and LVT floors.


Be wary of water

Whilst it might seem like a good idea to heavily soak your floors, this can actually do them a lot of damage. Water can soak through the cracks in the flooring and cause mould and other issues. To avoid this, only mop your laminate and LVT floors with a damp mop. After a gentle once over, you can go in with a spot cleaner to get rid of tougher stains.


Sweeping is key

You may be surprised to learn that sweeping is actually the key to keeping your floor fresh and scratch-free. A build-up of dirt, hair and fluff can, over time, create scratches on your floor. Something as simple as quickly sweeping your floor once a day can make the world of difference. Using a soft brush, gently sweep over your floor, gathering dust, dirt and crumbs.

You can also use a vacuum on a gentle setting to get rid of surface level dirt as well.


Keep the dirt out

One of the simplest ways to keep your floor looking pristine is to have a doormat. Having a doormat helps eliminate dust and dirt from entering the house in the first place. It means that any shoes or paws will be wiped in some way before entering the room.


Check your furniture

The legs and wheels of furniture can cause more damage to your floor than you might think. Legs from tables or chairs can cause dents in your floor. However, this is easily avoided. Get yourself some floor protectors and attach them to the bottom of any furniture legs and wheels. This protects your floor from pressure damage.


Interested in having a laminate or LVT flooring installed? Get in touch today. We are flooring experts with a wealth of industry knowledge. For advice, tips and a free quote, contact us today!


Article: Phoenix Media

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