CLEANING GUIDE FOR LAMINATE FLOORINGS IN 3 STEPS
Laminated parquets, which is among the most comfortable and practical details of living areas, are generally preferred by many users for their natural appearance, long lifetime, and affordable prices. In order to continue using laminated parquets with their first day elegance, it is required for you to clean your parquets often and to realize their maintenance by using the correct products. In order to clean your laminated parquets, the wood ratio of which is high, in a safe way, look at cleaning guide for laminated parquets which we specially prepared for you.
When you start cleaning of laminated parquets, your first step should be to remove the dust. Before passing to the wiping process, you can start removing dust by using an electric vacuum cleaner until making sure that no dust layers remain on the surface of laminated parquets. Here there is a single point you should pay attention to: Not to scratch the parquets. For this, no matter what the brand of electric vacuum cleaner you use is, you should make sure that the setting of your cleaner is at ‘solid ground’. If you are using new generation vacuum cleaners with screen, you can easily control this information from the screen. Those who are using old type of vacuum cleaners, should select ‘solid’ mod among the two types being for soft and solid ground. Another control method is to turn vacuum cleaner head upside down and to make sure that brushes of cleaner are outside and if they are not, to turn to the correct mod and to enable for brush to collect the dust. For this process, you can also use washable mats instead of vacuum cleaner.
Choose the Correct Material
After finishing the sweeping process, it comes time for wiping. While realizing the wiping process which is quite critical for all parquets, significant attention should be paid to laminated parquets. Here the first important stage is to choose the cleaning material which is appropriate for your parquet. It is required for parquet surfaces, which can be damaged due to hard chemicals, to be cleaned with special cleaners that are produced for wooden grounds. Selection of correct materials does not only provide cleaning of parquets but it also enables their being maintained. In this way, with each cleaning process, you prolong the lifetime of your parquets. If you don’t want to use chemicals for cleaning, you can use soft soap (liquid or gel) by mixing it with one cup of vinegar. With this natural mixture, your parquets will have a sparkling appearance. Second important point you should pay attention to is the contact of parquet surfaces and liquids. If your parquet surfaces get in contact with too much liquid, they puff and begin to rot after a while. In order to avoid this problem which is often seen in laminated parquets, realize the wiping process with moist cloth or special fiber cloths and ensure that the surface is not made subject to too much liquid.
Drying and Maintenance
Even though you pay attention while wiping the parquets, contacting with liquids which is not desired, and spotting due to water can occur. The solution is simple to avoid these and to make your parquets look smooth: Drying. After finishing the wiping process, dry all parts where you realized cleaning preferably with the help pf a dry micro fiber cloth. In addition to the drying process, in order to make your parquets gain a new appearance, you can realize parquet polishing process. But realizing this process very often would both damage the parquet surface and shorten the lifetime of parquets.
Pay Attention to These !
Parquets are not subject to liquids only during cleaning process. When any liquid or drink is poured on your laminated parquets, you should wipe them with a dry cloth without losing time. If the liquid which has poured is one of the adhesive materials such as lipstick, nail polish, or ink, causing for stubborn and difficult spots, clean them by adding some product that is appropriate for parquet and wooden material cleaning to a slightly moist cloth. Then, make your final touch with a cloth that is made moist with clean water.
Make sure that the cloths you use for cleaning parquets do not contain metals. This type of cloths can have some hard textures which may not be seen but which would scratch or damage your parquets.
Pay attention not to prefer extremely dense chemicals or polishing products for cleaning your parquets. As alternatives, prefer bleaching materials, products containing acid, muriatic acid, thinner, wax, household bleach, or products dissolving dense dirt.
In order not to be in direct contact with products, make sure to use gloves while cleaning parquets. Do not use dosages which are more than the amounts being advised and always apply the cleaning products according to usage instructions.
Pay attention not to make parquet surface be subject to objects having hard, heavy, or sharp surfaces. By closing the damaged parts of surfaces with carpets etc, avoid their being more damaged and try to renew them as soon as possible.