Cleaning the laminated floor is more challenging using the traditional method. Do you agree? You know the laminated floor often contains small groves, and that is why it is a bit hard to clean the surface. Sometimes are get worried about the scratches and stained over the surface. And we pay more attention to remove the scratches, dirt, and stain also. But do we always pay attention to the footprint over the laminated floor? Most of the cases, the answer is ‘’No’’. But dear, I want to tell you it is also a matter of concern and you have to pay attention to this.
I think you are not like the typical persons who are not concern about the footprint over the laminated surface. And that is why you are here now. Don’t worry; I will give you some useful ideas on how to prevent footprints on laminate floors. Here you also get some essential tips on how to care for the laminate floors as well.
How to Prevent Footprints on Laminate Floors
In this section, I’m going to describe the method of cleaning the footprint that is already built on the laminate floor. A footprint on the laminate floor is definitely a matter of concern, but removing the footprint is not impossible. Just follow the following method to do the job.
Vacuum at First to Remove the Loose Dirt and Debris
The vacuum is the perfect process to remove the loose dirt on the floor. Sometimes if something has fallen on the floor that has a hard end or sharp notch and if you go to clean the floor in the traditional way, the thing may cause scratches on the floor. That is why take of such things at first and then vacuum the entire floor and remove all dirt and debris on the floor. In this method, you don’t need to add any chemicals to the machine or on the floor.
But if the floor contains any oily substances or greases, you should not perform the task. On the other hand, the vacuum is not ideal on the wet floor also. So, keep these things in mind before applying a vacuum.
Mop the Floor
Mopping is an excellent idea to clean the footprint on the floor. There also have many tools that are available for the task, such as a dry mop or wet mop. Mopping is not something like that is too stubborn and traditional. If you regularly mop the floor with the wet mop, you see the footprint easily comes out from the surface. Definitely, regular dry mopping is an excellent idea to remove day to day footprint over the floor.
The warm water is always the best instead of regular cold water. If you use warm water, you see the greasy and oily things are coming out from the floor easily. On the other hand, some organisms are also destroyed because of using warm water.
Sometimes you notice that too much dirt is built on the floor. In that case, the dirt may not get away easily using just the warm water. If so, you may need to use the cleaning solution so, if too much dirt built on the floor, go with the cleaning solution.
Finally, Clean with the Vinegar Solution
This is the method that is most effective in removing the footprint from the laminate floor. If you can clean the footprint using the previous methods, the methods are not necessary for you. It also doesn’t mean you cannot use the method at first. Let’s keep your eyes at the shopping list before describing the footprint cleaning method.
What You Will Need
- Soft Cloths.
Making the Solution
The process of making the solution is very easy. Just take a bucket and pour about a gallon of water in the bucket. Now add one cup of vinegar to the water and mix the vinegar with water well. You should take the warm water to make the solution.
Steps to Getting Rid of Footprints on Laminate Floor
You are just a few steps back to remove the footprint from the laminate floor. Just follow these steps.
- Make sure you have all the things just near your hands the bucket containing the vinegar solution, mop, or soft cloth.
- Now wet the soft cloth or mop in the solution. Now pull it up from the solution and squeeze the mop or soft cloth to getting rid of excess water from it. Just confirm, it is damp, but it doesn’t contain excess water.
- Now wipe the floor with the mop or soft cloths. Scrub gently with the mop or soft cloths, especially on the footprint space.
- Now, wait a while to be dried the laminate floor. Now, look, if the footprint is removed or not! If not, do the same on the footprint area; hopefully, it will disappear. Just it.
Some tips to Prevent Footprints on Laminate Floors
Cleaning the footprints on the laminate floor and preventing the footprints on the laminate floors is not the same thing. Don’t you understand? Let me explain. Of you don’t clean the floor frequently, then you notice the prominent footprints on the laminate floors. Then you try to clean the footprints. On the other side, in case of cleaning the laminate floors on a regular basis, the chance is very low in developing prominent footprints over the surface. The regular cleaning is considered as the prevention of the footprints. So, always clean the laminate floor regularly to prevent footprints.
On the other hand, the mixture of water and mineral spirits is a great thing that you can use to prevent footprints also. To make the solution, take half the amount of water and half the amount of mineral spirit and mix it well. Then wet a mopping pad in the spirit and water solution and then mop the laminate floors. Then wait to be dried the floors. Now the chance of catching up footprints is less than it was before.
And always remember, soft cloth is always better, and it also works well to clean the footprints.
Additional Tips on how to prevent footprints on Laminate Floors
Always use the less amount of water to clean the laminate floors. Use such an amount of water so that the water is not seen after sweeping the floor. On the other hand, you should not use any amount of water while you are cleaning the unsealed hardwood floors.
If you have too many footprints on the laminate floors, then you should make the stronger vinegar solution. And repeat the cleaning process until the footprints disappear.
Furthermore, oil-based cleaners are not ideal for cleaning the sealed floors. Just clean the sealed floors with a mop moistened with hot water, that’s enough.
And finally, the standing of splashes of water should not be left on the floor that has a polyurethane coating. Just clean the floor with the soft damp cloth. If standing of water is seen over the floor, just dry it with the soft towel.
I hope you have learned enough about how to prevent footprints on laminate floors. Just keep in mind, less water is always best. Here I’ve described the process, but you should have your own strategy to keep clean your floor always. At the same time, you should have understood the entire process becomes easier if you clean your laminate floor regularly. So, clean the floor regularly to prevent the floor from catching up footprints. Nevertheless, if the floor catches footprints, follow this instruction to remove them.