As laminate flooring ages, it loses it shine due to a dull film left by many different cleaning agents. Learn how to restore the shine with this step-by-step tutorial.
Step One: Sweep the floor. Make sure to get rid of all dirt and debris on the floor. Youll need to pay extra attention to the corners and other places around furniture where dust and dirt is known to hide the best.
Step Two: Move your furniture around using special coasters so the flooring does not get scratched. This will help you make sure you are cleaning the entire floor.
Step Three: Youll want to get special laminate flooring cleaning from your local hardware store or grocery store. Mix this cleaner with water as according to the directions on the cleaners bottle. If you use a cleaner not specifically geared toward laminate flooring, you will just add to the haze, making the floor appear even duller.
Step Four: Using the mop of your choice, clean the floor in slow, even strokes, following the direction of the wood grain. Youll want to make sure to use a damp mop as a wet mop can cause water to seep through the flooring, ruining the finish and potentially warping the floors over time.
Step Five: Use another mop that is dry, or a cloth to dry the floor after you have mopped. This will get rid of any excess dirt and water that may cause damage to your flooring.
Use a power duster to keep your laminate floors clean between mopping times.
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