Caring for your flooring

Laminate and wood flooring care guide

Laminate and wood flooring care

Laminate and wood flooring is a great choice for ‘high traffic’ homes, as it not only stylish, but durable, easy-to-clean and highly resistant to wear and tear. With a range of styles and designs, including some crafted from solid wood, laminate or wood flooring would make a great addition to any home. Read our handy tips below to ensure your laminate and wood flooring from House of Fraser – Sofas, Furniture and Flooring looks good for many years to come.

Settle in

After your laminate or wood flooring has been fitted in your home, we wouldn’t recommend mopping your flooring for at least 48 hours. This allows your floor to ‘settle’ and for any adhesive used to fit your floor to dry thoroughly.

Less is more

Be careful not to use too much water when cleaning your laminate or wood flooring, as excessive water can seep into the joins between the floor boards. Over time this can build up and result in having to replace your laminate or wood flooring sooner than anticipated. Regular vacuuming, followed by a swipe of a damp mop will leave your flooring gleaming and looking great.

Watch out for spills

Treat any spills as soon as they happen to avoid any damage to the floors surface and cause long-term issues by excessive liquids seeping between the joints. Grab a paper towel or a clean, dry cloth and gently soak up the excess moisture or dampen it slightly for harder to remove stains. Always ensure to treat the spill straight away, if it’s left too long it can cause permanent damage and affect the appearance of your flooring.

Use specialised cleaning products only

At House of Fraser – Sofas, Furniture and Flooring we recommend using only cleaning products specifically created for treating and maintaining laminate and wood flooring. Waxes, bleaches, strong solvents and abrasive polishes should not be used as they can lead to damage on the surface coating of your flooring. Always remember to dry your floor thoroughly to remove any residue from the surface after using recommend floor cleaning products.

Flooring protection

To avoid any scratching or indentations from furniture damage, we would recommend using floor protectors underneath both furniture legs and wheels. On high traffic areas of flooring, using mats and rugs will trap any dirt and stop it from spreading over your flooring. If you are looking to add a stylish rug or mat to your laminate or wood flooring, we recommend using anti-slip underlay for added safety and to stop them from sliding around when stepped on.