Laminates are not just popular in residential spaces, but they are also widely used in commercial spaces such as schools, hospitals, shopping malls, and others that witness heavy traffic and where maintenance can be a Herculean task. That’s because laminates are easy to clean and maintain, which makes them an ideal surfacing solution for spaces that are subject to heavy traffic. Having said that, laminates still need some bit of attention when it comes to keeping them in the best shape for an extended period. That is why, in this post, we talk about the dos and don’ts of cleaning laminates. Let’s take a look. 

The Dos

1. Use a soft cloth or soapy sponge when cleaning laminates.

The day-to-day cleaning of laminates can be carried out using any soft cloth like microfiber or a soapy sponge.  In case of any stubborn marks or stains, make sure to only use organic solvents such as spirit and acetone or any non-harmful liquid or cream. You can also use proprietary window cleaners that are safe and do not leave any dry marks.

2. Immediately remove persistent marks and stubborn stains.

Laminates are non-porous in nature, which makes them highly resistant to stains, however, allowing any stains to sit on the surface for a long time can lead to discoloration. It is, therefore, advisable to immediately remove any stains with appropriate solvents, liquids or creams. 

3. Pay special attention to laminates with textured finishing.

Laminates with textured finishing require more attention as compared to those with non-textured finishing. Textured laminates require deeper cleaning, which is why you should use a nylon bristle brush along with recommended cleaning agents to get the best results. 

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Don’ts

1. Don’t use any sharp objects or abrasive materials.

While laminates are scratch resistant and can withstand wear and tear from daily use, one should avoid using any sharp objects or abrasive materials such as steel scrubbers and scouring pads. They can cause irreversible damage to the laminate sheets, robbing them of their beautiful aesthetics and charm. 

2. Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight.

Laminates tend to fade when directly exposed to the sun for prolonged periods. Avoid placing any furniture with laminate sheets surfacing in a position where they are directly exposed to the sunlight. There are many ways you can tone down the intensity of sunlight coming through areas such as windows to protect laminate surfaces from discoloration.

3. Avoid strong cleaners with harmful chemicals.

Never use any cleaners with strong chemicals as they can damage the surfaces of laminate sheets. You should also avoid using bleaching agents, wax furniture polishes, and cleaning products with strong acidic or alkali bases. 

About Greenlam Laminates

Greenlam Laminates is a premium surfacing solutions brand that manufactures superior quality laminates for both living and working spaces. Our laminates not only add to the visual appeal of any space, but they also offer cost-savings, enhanced safety and hygiene. Check out our huge range of durable, elegant, and timeless laminates for designing beautiful residential and commercial spaces.  To discuss your requirement and get answers to all your questions about available laminate sheet designs, call 1800 833 0004 or email info@greenlam.com