Laminate Flooring

Cleaning and Maintenance

Laminate flooring is among the easiest of floors to clean. Kaindl Laminate flooring is designed to withstand a great deal of wear and tear. It's made out of wood composite — compressed wood pulp — but looks just like solid hardwood flooring. It often costs less, installs more easily, and comes with a clear protective layer on top, but just like any other floor in your house, it still requires regular care. Here's everything you need to know about maintaining your laminate floors. 

The following items are required to clean your laminate flooring:

Step 1:

Remove all dust and loose dirt with a vacuum cleaner and broom. Also use a vacuum cleaner with a soft flooring attachment, broom, slightly damp cloth or microfiber mop to remove dirt, grit and debris.

Step 2:

Apply three to four sprays per square meter of the diluted cleaner (1 cap/litre). Spread evenly with the microfiber mop and repeat until you have completed your whole area. 

 Additional tips:

  • Add glides or cushion protectors under chairs and table legs to prevent possible scratching. 

  • Put floor mats and foot brushes at all outside doorway entrances to keep away dirt.

  • Damp microfiber mop using warm water for a better evaporation rate.

  • When mopping with the microfiber mop, change water as often as necessary to keep clean.

  • While damp mopping, avoid any standing fluids on the floor - including your pet’s water bowl. Do not saturate the floor and wipe up spills immediately.

  • Do not use floor polish or wax products. These leave a film on the floor and cause the floor to attract more dirt and also leave streaks and footprints. To deal with micro scratches or abrasions we recommend Ciranova Unicare X-Matt.

  • Avoid soap-based cleaners, scouring powder, citrus oil products and steel wool as they affect the floor’s décor layer and damage the finish.

Tips for spot cleaning:

  • To remove oil, paint, permanent marker, tar and rubber heel marks, use a neutral cleaner on a clean light coloured cloth. Alcohol or a nail polish remover containing acetone can also be used.

  • To remove juice, wine, beer, soda pop and pasta sauce stains; warm water can be used. If needed use Ciranova Hard Floor Fresh with a damp cloth.

  • To remove candle wax or chewing gum, first harden with ice and then scrape very gently. Wipe the rest with warm water and a clean cloth.

  • Dirt is the primary enemy of laminate flooring and leads to fine scratches that make the floor look dull and used.  First sweep or vacuum up loose dirt, then mist the floor with your cleaner and a micro fibre mop. Later, buff it up using a terry cloth towel. Micro-fibre pads are also quite effective and help you avoid cleaning fluids.

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