01-19-2011 06:04 PM
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Laminate is one of the easiest flooring to maintain. I have it in my house and all I do is give it a regular vacuuming and an occasional damp mopping and it looks great. The Home Depot carries a few different laminate cleaners and dust mops. I use a spray bottle type but it's also offered in gallons. I use the gallon size to refill the spray bottle. A Microfiber Duster works great for a quick run thru on the days that you don't feel like getting the vacuum out. This is the one I use. CLICK HERE
the basic maintenance guide from Pergo’s
One of the advantages of floors from Pergo is that they are easy to keep clean and beautiful. To make cleaning even easier, Pergo offers you cleaning products specially made for laminate floors. By following the simple advice given here, you can keep your Pergo floor looking good for many years to come.
Vacuum clean or sweep the floor using the Pergo mop to remove dirt and dust. When necessary, use a damp Pergo cloth.
The removal of ordinary stains:
1. Apply Spray Cleaner on the stain.
2. Allow Spray Cleaner to dissolve the stains for a few minutes.
3. Wipe the floor with a damp cloth (using only water).
Your Pergo floor should not be waxed
or polished. Never scrub with steel wool or any other coarse material as this
may have a negative effect on the appearance and structure.
Some surface textures and finishes may require special cleaning from time to time. If your Pergo floor is any of following types, please follow the tips listed here for best results.
Dirt tends to stick more easily to a floor with a matt finish. That’s why we recommend that you clean your floor regularly using Spray Cleaner on the entire floor in order to remove dirt attached to the surface. A greasy residue can form if you have cleaned the floor in the incorrect way, for example, by using too much household cleaner or soap. To remove this film, spray an ample amount of Spray Cleaner over the whole floor and wait a few minutes for this cleaning agent to dissolve the dirt or grease. Wipe the floor with a damp cloth and then dry the floor off with a dry mop. If necessary, repeat these steps until the dirt or greasy film has been removed.
Polished (gloss) finish
Marks from water show up more clearly on a gloss surface. Therefore always dry the floor with a dry mop after cleaning.
Floors with bevelled edges
These floors are susceptible to the accumulation of water in the grooves created by the bevelled edges. Therefore, never wet mop a floor with bevelled edges. Regular cleaning can be done using a slightly damp and carefully wrung out mop, making sure that no water accumulates along the bevelled edges. Always dry off the floor after cleaning.
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