Laminate flooring brings the beauty of a natural wood floor and the easy maintenance of a resilient floor together so you can have the style you want and the carefree maintenance you need. While laminate flooring is remarkably durable, there is of course no such thing as an indestructible flooring material.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does laminate flooring stand up to heavy traffic?
A: Yes. Space age technology and finishes are used in the manufacturing. Laminates consist of a plastic surface that has been adhered to a dense wood core and a synthetic backing material. The construction is designed to stand up to the daily wear and tear of your busy home.
Q: How complicated is maintaining a laminate floor?
A: No floor is closer to true maintenance-free performance. Ordinary sweeping and vacuuming are the best ways of maintaining your new laminate floor. Wipe up spills immediately, and mop occasionally with Resista Floor Cleaner or other flooring product recommended by and available for purchase at Barb-Lin Carpet One.
Q: Can we install laminate flooring ourselves?
A: Yes, you can “do it yourself” but we recommend using our professionally trained installers. We pride ourselves on the quality of installation we provide our customers. If you have any questions or problems after your new laminate floor is installed, we are just a phone call away.
Laminate Care and Maintenance
By observing the following precautions, you can expect years of beauty from your laminate floor. For general cleaning, use a dust mop or wipe occasionally with a damp cloth mop. If heavier cleaning is needed, an occasional damp mopping with Resista floor cleaner or other mild cleaning product is suggested. Do not use soap or detergent-based cleaners, wax based products, or any type of polish as they leave a dull, filmy residue. Do not flood your floor with water or clean with a steam cleaner. To help eliminate fine particles of dirt and grit which act like sandpaper and will scratch any floor, vacuum or sweep daily. The vacuum head must be a felt or brush type. Be certain that the wheels of the vacuum are clean and do not damage the finish. DO NOT USE A VACUUM WITH A BEATER BAR HEAD UNLESS THE BEATER BAR IS SWITCHED OFF. Place protective pads beneath furniture legs, tables and other easily movable furniture to reduce scratches. Replace plastic casters on chairs with rubber wheels, and lift rather than slide heavy objects across the floor. Remove shoes with spiked or damaged heels before walking on the floor. Spiked or stiletto high-heel shoes may cause damage to laminate floors due to the extremely high compression force they generate. Such footwear can produce dynamic loads in excess of 1000 pounds per square inch, even when worn by someone slight or average build. As added protection, use dirt trapping walk-off mats at all exterior doors to help keep sand, dirt and grit off your laminate floor.