How to clean your Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is wonderful. We’re huge fans of it here at Modish Furnishing, and our customers are too.  Opting for a laminate floor in your home comes with a variety of different benefits. We’ve spoken about those advantages before in the blog, so we won’t repeat ourselves here, but today we’re looking at maintaining your new laminate floor.

Cleaning and maintaining your laminate floor may not be as straightforward as you thought: it’s not as simple as wiping it down with a wet mop. Excess amounts of water on laminate flooring can cause the laminate to warp, ruining your lovely new floor. Likewise, using the wrong type of cleaning solution can stain the laminate board.

Neither of these two options is very desirable, especially not when you’ve just invested in what you hoped would be a long-term purchase. This is why it’s so important to take good care of your laminate floor; with just a little TLC, you can add years onto the life of a laminate floor and prevent it from losing its sheen and structure.

We obviously want you to get the most out of your new floor and for you to remain happy with it, even years down the line; so here’s some handy tips on how to keep your laminate floor in tip top condition:

Don’t get it too wet!

This rule isn’t reserved solely for Gremlins, getting your laminate flooring wet can cause it some serious damage. It’s crucial to be very careful when using water to clean your laminate floor, as too much can cause the floor to warp and swell, resulting in a ruin of a floor. So be sparing when using water to clean the floor!

We recommend using a spray bottle and only applying a little on select areas of the floor you intend to mop. If the floor can’t dry by itself after a few minutes then you’re using too much!

Sweep Regularly

Laminate flooring can get stained and sticky but a great way to pre-empt this is by making sure you sweep up on the regular. This removes any excess dirt and so on, and helps to prevent the issue worsening. When sweeping, it’s important that you use a brush with soft bristles, as stiff bristles can damage

Invest in mats

Simple, but effective: buying door mats encourages people to think about the mess they’re dragging into your home. They’ll either wipe their shoes or the sight of a mat will force them to consider taking their shoes off altogether.

Having to take your shoes off in someone’s house is always a bit of an annoyance, but if it keeps your floor nice and clean, who cares!

Get the hoover out!

The humble hoover, or vacuum cleaner to our friends across the pond, is one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century. It has revolutionised cleaning in our homes and has undoubtedly saved countless lives due to the improved hygiene it offers.

Laminate flooring and the hoover go hand in hand. A quick once over with the hoover and your laminate floor will look good as new, with dust and dirt swiftly disposed of. Do be careful though, laminate floors tend to be pretty scratch resistant, but you shouldn’t take that as a given. You don’t want a big scratch down your floor.

No chemicals!

Staying away from harmful bleaches and chemicals will make a huge difference when it comes to the maintenance of your laminate floor. It might be tempting to grab for the bleach when you spot a stain, but we’d always recommend other options, damp cloths and a bit of elbow grease will generally get just about anything out.

Warm water will always work better than cold, but you don’t want to be damaging your floor with steaming hot liquid, even if it is just water. Using diluted vinegar in the water is also a great way to avoid using chemicals while getting rid of any stains you’re facing.

For more stubborn stains, get creative: Nail polish? Get the nail polish remover. Blood? Use a touch of window cleaner and a damp cloth.

Act Fast!

Probably the most important piece of advice on this list: when you spill, clean it up immediately!

Wiping up the mess straight away means you don’t allow the liquid in the spillage to seep through the cracks or cause any kind of lasting damage to your floor.

Simply get a sponge, dry cloth or paper towel and blot the spill as soon as it happens, then, if you need to, dampen a cloth and give a more thorough wipe to remove any lingering stains.

Following these tips will help to keep your floor in great condition for the duration of its life span, saving you money in the long run. For more advice on laminate floors, you can come down to our showroom, or give us a call on 0141 429 3541, and one of our flooring experts will help guide you through buying and maintaining a new laminate floor.

Abingdon’s Softest Ever Carpet

Here we are again, back to talk about carpets! This time, though, we’re talking about Abingdon’s softest ever carpet. Among the new ranges are Secret Affair, Loving Touch, Lasting Romance and Deep Feeling.

We hope you’re not growing tired of our carpet and flooring chat, but it’s the perfect time of year to be buying! Long enough before the Christmas rush, so you won’t be scrimping and scraping for Santa, and just before the kids go back to school.

With this in mind, Modish Furnishing pull out all the stops and go to great lengths to bring new and exciting carpet ranges to our Glasgow showroom! So this week, we’ve added a whole bunch of new ranges from the Abingdon collection of carpets!

Abingdon Carpets – Best of the Best

Over the years, Abingdon Carpets have been one of our most popular sellers, with a whole bunch of advantages. The new ranges come with just as many benefits and a host of… interesting names, to say the least. Among these new arrivals, we welcome:

  • Secret Affair
  • Loving Touch
  • Lasting Romance
  • Deep Feeling

Not exactly the types of names we’d choose for a carpet, but our expertise is about the carpet itself, not how they should be named!

Benefits of Abingdon Carpets

So what are the advantages of these new carpet ranges? Well, for starters, each one comes with a 10 year warranty. This means you can rest easy without having to worry about spills and stains. In houses with pets and children (or even clumsy adults) the threat of a ruined carpet thanks to a tipped over wine glass or muddy shoes coming through the house is very real. But because of the 10 year manufacturer warranty you won’t lose a minutes sleep over those issues!

Another new development from Abingdon is the use of 100% polyester in their carpets. This is a trend that has been gaining significant popularity in recent years. Abingdon have gone for a brand new weave of polyester, making their new ranges extra sturdy and long lasting.

Caring for your carpet

Wear and tear, like stains and spills, is a real problem with a lot of carpets. High traffic areas suffer the most. These areas around doors tend to slack and wear away quicker than elsewhere in the home. This is something that 100% polyester carpets are able to handle a lot better than naturally weaved fibre carpets. The new Abingdon lines are able to withstand heavy usage over a sustained period of time. Hence it is one of the most durable carpets on the market.

Something that really helps the polyester carpet to stand out is the fact that it’s bleach cleanable. If the worst happens and there’s carpet chaos, you can get the heavy cleaning products out. Abingdon even make the promise that their carpets are guaranteed against ALL household food and drink stains!

British Made Carpets

Abingdon, a well-respected and established British carpet manufacturer, have really upped the game with their new ranges. Their stain guarantees and warranties make these carpets a fantastic choice for the type of family home that wants to have a great new carpet. And without the worry of it getting ruined, and without the burden of an astronomical outlay.

Abingdon Carpets in Glasgow

All of our carpets come with a free fitting and measuring service.

If you’d like to make an enquiry, you can fill in our enquiry form here

Or alternatively you can call us on 0141 429 3541

Or visit us at 82 Seaward Street, Glasgow, G41 1HJ

Carpet Magnificence at Modish Furnishing

Our good friends at Associated Weavers, the company responsible for some of the best ranges of carpet on the market, have done it again. Not content with previous success stories such as their luxurious iSense carpets or earlier Invictus collections, Associated Weavers are back with something pretty special!

There’s a new member to the hugely popular Invictus collection: the Magnificus!

New and Improved Carpet

The Magnificus collection is a step up from previous iterations of Invictus carpets. Learning from their mistakes, while sticking to what makes them so great, Invictus have really pulled it out of the bag with this new carpet.

Demand for 100% Polypropylene carpets is on the rise, and Invictus has listened to the needs of the customers, creating the new Magnificus range from 100% Polypropylene. Where polypropylene carpets were once considered the ‘budget option’, they’re now seen as the sensible choice when it comes to purchasing a new carpet.

Advantages of Polypropylene Carpet

Polypropylene carpets represent state of the art fibre technology and are capable of withstanding the wear and tear of everyday life: such as messy pets and clumsy kids. The technology in these types of carpets help them to retain their soft and sumptuous feel for a lot longer than traditional carpets, giving you more bang for your buck, or carpet for your cash!

 

One of the most important things polypropylene carpets have going for them though is the fact that they’re bleach cleanable. The Magnificus itself even comes with a 20 year warranty against stains and wear. Most carpet manufacturers only offer as much as a five year warranty. This just goes to show the confidence Associated Weavers have in their polypropylene technology and ‘stain away yarn’.

Does it come in other colours?

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the remarkable build and durability of these carpets would mean you’d have to make sacrifices in other departments; this couldn’t be farther from the truth though! The Magnificus boasts Invictus’ softest ever feel, and comes in a wide variety of colours: 15 to be exact!

How much does it cost?

The cost must be astronomical though? Nope! The Magnificus is a cost effective, luxury option capable of improving any home and bringing a room to life. The bleachable polypropylene and 20 year warranty means this carpet will also last you a very long time – saving you money in the long run!

Such is the durability of this carpet, we see it as a great solution for anywhere in the home; your best carpet shouldn’t be limited to the parts of your home with less traffic! This carpet can stand up to the tests of even the busiest of homes without losing its plush feel or gorgeous appearance.

This carpet is easy to install, easy to maintain and even easier on the soles of your feet! Invictus proclaim this to be their softest ever carpet and we have to agree, it’s the best of the Invictus range to date!

What else do you offer?

Modish Furnishing offer free measuring and fitting for all carpets and you can browse our vast range of carpets at our showroom.

To learn more about carpet and flooring options available at Modish Furnishing, give us a call on 0141 429 3541 or visit our Glasgow showroom at 82 Seaward Street, Kinning Park, G41 1HJ.

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