The 4 Layers of Laminate Flooring
Laminate floors usually contain four layers and because of this cleaning laminate floors in NYC is a challenge for many businesses. Fortunately, Four Star General Cleaning can help! Starting from the bottom of the floor and working to the top, the 4 layers of laminate flooring are:
- 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 Floors
While cleaning laminate floors is too difficult and does not require large appliances, it is important to know how to clean laminate floors just right so that they do not get ruined. If 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 cleaning laminate floors. 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.