How to Maintain Waterproof Core Flooring
Most people buy waterproof core flooring because they don’t want to worry about it as much as they would a standard floor. Waterproof core flooring is sleek, resilient, and—most importantly—waterproof. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t need some attention, cleaning, and maintenance occasionally.
Here are some simple tips to help you care for your waterproof core floor.
Cleaning Waterproof Core Flooring
Luckily, cleaning a waterproof core floor is easy because it’s, obviously, waterproof. This means you’re able to use almost all standard floor cleaners available in stores or just simply a water solution. Here are a few more tips to help you keep your floor spotless and help it stand the test of time in your home.
Like any floor, you should regularly clean your floor. With waterproof core flooring, this involves vacuuming/sweeping to collect loose dirt. One thing you should avoid is any vacuum with a beater bar underneath because this could scratch the surface of your floor.
Next, a simple mopping with a standard cleaning solution or water. Remember, this is not a wood floor so you should avoid the wood cleaners and polishing cleaners in the store, these chemicals won’t do anything helpful and could even harm the finish. You should avoid nearly all harsh chemicals and dilute any solutions you do use with water.
Cleaning Spills and Messes
Every floor will be tested by spills and unsightly messes sometime. Luckily, a waterproof core floor is extremely resilient to staining. Most liquid spills are a simple wipe and spray away from being dealt with.
Stains—like pet urine—can hurt the finish of the flooring if left uncleaned. It’s incredibly important to clean up all spills and messes as quickly as possible.
Also, when cleaning, avoid using abrasive pads like a scrubbing sponge, rag, or brush, which could damage the floor.
Avoiding Scratches on Your Floor
Here are a few things you can do to help prevent scratches:
- Use Furniture Pads: On all couches, chairs, tables, etc., you should use a felt furniture pad to make sure they don’t scratch the floors when they’re moved, even if only slightly so.
- Lay Rugs: For high-traffic areas, or areas that lead outside, you can lay rugs down to absorb some of the damage and prevent dirt from getting onto the hard flooring.
- Surface Protectors: For appliances, use a non-staining surface protector underneath to prevent damage over time.
If you take care of your waterproof core flooring, it will take care of you. Follow these simple tips and your floor will last longer and do its jobs better.
To install waterproof core flooring in your living space, reach out to the residential flooring specialists at Scharm Floor Covering.