Laminates Care Tips

General Tips:

  • While laminates can take a lot of wear and tear, they can get scratched by sharp objects. It is advised to take care not to use any sharp objects or abrasive materials to clean them.
  • Laminates generally tend to fade with prolonged exposure to sunlight. Keep laminate furniture away from direct sunlight to prevent discoloration.
  • Moisture and dampness will damage laminate surfaces and can cause warping. Protect your furniture from excess water, even while cleaning.

 

Cleaning Tips:

  • Fingerprints and regular marks on laminate can be removed with a soft dry cloth. For greasy fingerprints, try dampening the same cloth and dry the area immediately.
  • For any marks that are visible after dusting, use a soft sponge, slightly dampened. Avoid varnish, wax or polish for laminate furniture.
  • Even when you use a mild cleaning solution, avoid applying it to the surface directly- it may stain your furniture. Spray the solution on your cleaning mop or pad and clean with the damp pad.
  • Detergent based cleaners can also leave a dull effect on your furniture. Never allow water or any solution to sit for long as the laminate may begin to come off.
  • Use mats and coasters to protect furniture surfaces from stains, spills and excess heat.

 

Laminates in the kitchen

  • Use a sponge and a solution of warm water and dish wash soap to get clean stubborn greasy stains on kitchen laminates. A plastic brush should work well for nooks and crannies. Do remember to dry the surface immediately.
  • Laminate is non porous, and so dirt and bacteria cannot accumulate on the surface directly, but accompanied by the oily fumes in the kitchen, dirt and bacteria can settle in the seams and corners. Cleaning these parts is important and warm soapy solutions are good for the purpose. Follow with proper rinsing and drying.