By Charlot Lefranc. Laminate Flooring. Published at Monday, May 20th, 2019 - 02:14:06 AM.
If you want to get your floor a new look that is not only aesthetically pleasing but is also of high quality, then just use laminate floor repair. Don't worry if it is your first time to hear of the term. You are not alone, and more importantly, you are reading just the right article to know more about laminate restoration and help you decide whether or not to try it on your own floor. It is sometimes difficult to distinguish laminated floor from that of a floor made of hardwood because they look quite similar. The difference lies on what laminated floors are made of. It is composed of fiber board materials and melamine resins that were bonded together through the process of lamination, thus the name. It is seen as a very good alternative for the not-so-durable carpets and too expensive natural floor materials, including wood floor restoration, because it is easy to install, not too heavy on the pocket and durable as well. To top it all, it also answers some environmental concerns that the use of hardwood floor material often brings up.
Take samples home. I strongly recommend visiting a good local retail store to ask their opinions on products. Those that are of interest to you and seem to be in your budget need to be signed out and taken home to be viewed in both natural and artificial light and in the surroundings where the product will be installed. Independent stores will show the products under the actual true manufacturer label making it much easier to comparison shop. Buying groups such as Carpet One, Flooring America, Abbey, Floors to Go, and the big box stores have most of their products privately labeled, making it nearly impossible to comparison shop. This is done for obvious reasons. Ask for a bottom line price. The best thing you can do is mention that you will not be making a decision that day and that you are checking prices. Mention that you are not the type of person to bounce back and forth and that you would like their bottom line price right from the start. The worst thing that you can do as a consumer is state that you will only buy from that store. That will cost you money as it assures the store you are not shopping, and flooring is a competitive business.
Maintaining laminate flooring – Laminate flooring is very durable and not that hard to keep clean. All you have to do is regularly sweep or vacuum with a soft brush. Damp mop the laminate wood floor using a bit of ammonia or vinegar and water being careful not to flood the work panels as you can damage them this way. Some products that are not recommended for your laminate floor are soaps, scouring powder, floor polish or steel wool as these may damage the laminate wood flooring. Always test a product that you are unsure of in a low visible area. If you have to remove a stain use the recommended laminate floor cleaner and mop up to keep any water from entering the joints. Also make sure you use a damp mop and not a wet one.
Another tip on laying laminate flooring involves the use of all hammers. Be sure to never use a hammer to strike the side of the laminate flooring. This could consequence in damaging the groove or tongue. As an alternative, try using a special block. Position it down alongside the laminate, and next keep tapping the block until it fits like a glove. Using this method will help prevent the block from becoming damaged.
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