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Cleaning Laminate FloorsLaminate floors usually contain four layers and because of this, laminate floor cleaning is a challenge for many businesses. Fortunately, Four Star General Cleaning Services commercial janitors can help! Starting from the bottom of the floor and working to the top, the 4 layers of laminate flooring are:
The 4 Layers of Laminate Flooring
- the wear layer (this is the most durable part of the floor; this layer provides protection against “wear and tear” and is stain resistant)
- the image layer (this is the image of the wood or stone that you see in the finished product)
- the core layer (this is the thickest part of the floor)
- the moisture-resistant layer
How to Cleaning Laminate FloorsIf laminate floors are cleaned with the wrong materials (like soap and abrasive cleaners) ugly streak marks can be visibly seen “as a result of cleaning”. This is why it is best to hire a professional cleaning company in New York who specializes in laminate floor cleaning. Because laminate floors have a thick core layer and thin wear layer, certain types of cleaning items are can ruin the floor. A wet mop, polish or wax, any kind of tough cleaner, soap-based cleaners, and standing water should not be used when laminate floors are washed. Instead it is best to clean laminate floors by sweeping with a soft brush or broom used only for indoors, by vacuuming dirt, using a dry mop, and a (very wrung out) damp mop.
Four Star General Cleaning is a professional cleaning company that has been in business for over 25 years. Our staff is appropriately certified and trained to make sure that your laminate floors are cleaned correctly. If you have laminate floors that need cleaning and live in the New York area, Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, or Queens, please do not hesitate to call us at (212) 741-9400 or fill out our online contact form for a free estimate today!