Tips on Maintaining Your Floor

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Home Improvement

Thinking about how to keep your new floor looking great? Then you have come to the right place. This guide will cover all the essentials you need to maintain your floor the right way for, hardwood flooring, laminate and marble. So, let’s look. 

Hardwood 

There are two types of hardwood flooring: solid and engineered, according to luxuryflooringandfurnishings.co.uk. They both serve the same purpose but are built differently. Unlike laminate, hardwood flooring is natural so it may take more care when it comes maintaining it as it may start to look a little worn and tired over time. Your finish can depend on the overall upkeep so it’s important to identify what those are. 

Oiled

It’s recommended that you oil your floor every 2-3 years to keep up its elegance and shine. Some floors may require more maintenance due to the type of wood. Before you oil your floor, its crucial you sand it down as it opens a new surface layer, enabling the oil to seep through the grain making it easier to apply. Always make sure you mop your floor after sanding to get rid of any dust particles that may impact the overall finish. It is advised you hire a professional sander if you have no experience in doing it yourself. But if you have, then get right to it! 

Laminate 

Laminate flooring is one of the most popular choices for homeowners as its affordable, durable, and low maintenance. No matter how many accidents you have, it will always be easy to clean in a short space of time.  If you want to keep up its appearance, then there are a few things you can do to keep it looking fresh. 

I’m sure you have the typical day-to-day cleaning items in the house, if you don’t, here is a list of the tools and equipment that will come in handy. 

  1. Floor cloth
  2. Bucket
  3. Microfiber mop 
  4. Vacuum cleaner 
  5. Sweeping brush 
  6. Acetone 
  7. Soap

Laminate cleaning kits can be bought that guarantee to give you the best results. 

Marble

Marble is prized for its beauty and elegance, so you want to keep it looking luxurious. Marble can be prone to damage if not taken care of, you don’t want to use too many harsh chemicals on it as it may discolor and loose its shine. It’s also easy to clean like laminate too. Let’s look at the best ways for cleaning your marble floor: 

  • Soap and water – Great cleaning product for marble. Gently buff if any streaks appear. 
  • Marble floor cleaners – Many flooring stores or hardware shops will stock specialist cleaning packs for marble. 
  • Hydrogen peroxide – A great way to remove any tough stains or spills on light colored marble. You must be careful as hydrogen peroxide acts as a bleach, its not advised you use this on darker marble as it may discolor the material leaving you with patches. 
  • Acetone – Similar properties to hydrogen peroxide, this product is better for darker marble. Use a cotton based cleaner to gently rub out the stain. Wash with plenty of water after to get rid of any residue. 

All floors can be tricky to clean when you don’t have the right tools and equipment, so we hope this guide has helped you in everyway possible! Now, get cleaning!

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