Searlait Lemercier Laminate Flooring August 02, 2018 01:09:31
Traditionally, laminate floors used adhesive glues to bond the edges of the floorboards together. Although effective, the glues could be messy and lost their tackiness over time. Also, this method included an extra step where an additional rubber sealant would be used over the cracks in order to prevent moisture from seeping in. Newer laminate choices use a tongue-and-groove installation method that allows the floorboards to interlock with each other like a puzzle. This method is simple and efficient and has the boards "floating" over the underlayment. To add to the ease of installation, laminate can be installed just about anywhere, including over existing floors and above or below grade applications, such as basements. Hardwood on the other hand, can only be installed in above grade areas.
While laminate flooring is intended to be waterproof, wet mopping can in fact cause damage to the floor. Further tips on cleaning a laminate floor include not using any type of abrasive cleaners, scrubbing pads or sandpaper on the surface as it will scratch the surface. Even small particles of dirt will also create tine cuts and grooves that can quickly fill with dirt and make the floor dull and lifeless. Many people also places furniture pads under heavy furniture to prevent scratching, but with today`s laminate materials it is not always required. On the other hand, placing a pad under furniture or not scraping it across the floor will add to the floor`s life. Among the tips on cleaning a laminate floor take account of regular dusting in addition to the vacuuming, but the vacuums with a brush should not be used. The dirt should be vacuumed up and not moved around by a beater bar.