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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Cleaning Decorative Laminates

Decorative laminates are one of the beautiful and most durable surfacing solutions available on the market. If maintained properly, decorative laminates can last several years without losing their aesthetic appeal. There are a few mistakes that you need to avoid when it comes to cleaning decorative laminate sheets. Keeping that in mind, in this post, we list some of the most common laminate cleaning mistakes that people make. 

1. Allowing Water To Sit For Too Long

This is one of the most common mistakes people make when cleaning decorative laminates. While laminate sheets are resistant to water and moisture, it doesn’t mean you can allow it to sit unattended for long. Whenever you use water or any liquid-based cleaner on laminate sheets, make sure you don’t allow it to sit on the laminates for long. Similarly, you must clean all spills as soon as they occur. 

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2. Using Cleaners With Strong Chemical Agents

Cleaning laminate sheets using cleaners with strong chemical agents is a strict no, as it leads to irreversible damage. Instead, you should use natural cleaners or a mild soap solution to clean decorative laminates. You can also use a mixture of lukewarm water and vinegar, as it works best on laminate sheets.

3. Using Scented Cleaners

Using scented cleaners may leave your laminate sheets with a good fragrance, but you may also get a soapy residue that can lead to slippery surfaces. Similarly, you should avoid using cleaners that promote a waxy build-up, which does the laminates more harm than good. Also, it’s hard to remove and makes cleaning the laminate sheets seem like a Herculean task. 

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4. Choosing the Wrong Vacuuming Attachment 

Vacuuming has always been touted as one of the most preferred ways of cleaning laminates. But do you know that using the wrong vacuuming agent can cause scratches on your designer laminate sheets? For instance, you should avoid using vacuuming attachments such as a beater bar or rotating brush that have pointed bristles and can lead to scratches. Instead, choose a vacuuming attachment that has soft bristles 

5. Not Having a Regular Cleaning Regime

Last but most important of all, laminate sheet maintenance should not be a sporadic affair. If you want your decorative laminates to keep looking as good as new, then you must clean and maintain them regularly. The best part is that laminates are easy to maintain and all you need to do is wipe them with a soft dry microfiber or a damp cloth every couple of days. Such a simple routine shouldn’t be a problem, as it doesn’t require much effort.

About NewMika Laminates

NewMika is rated as one of the best manufacturers of superior quality laminates. We offer an exquisite range of laminates that help you bring your dream interior design to life. To discuss your requirements and get answers to all your questions about decorative laminates, including price, call +91 11 4279 1399 or +91 11 4950 1499. You may also email or fill out our contact form, and we will get in touch.