At Baker Bros. we don’t just train our sales people on selling, we mentor them on serving.
On doing whatever it takes to insure our customers have all the knowledge and understanding necessary to make a smart flooring decision.
A decision that’s the very best for them, their home and their budget.
While we may be the place “Where Fashion Meets Flooring” we’re also the showroom where service meets you every step of the way.
And after 60 plus years of doing business this way, Baker Bros truly offers you…
More service per square foot.
Consider our installation service. We manage hundreds of flooring installations every week. Week in and week out.
And our professional help and genuine caring doesn’t stop with the installation of your beautiful new laminate floor.
The Baker Bros. installation experts have contributed to this website. Below they have summarized many valuable tips on laminate upkeep that you can perform.
Take care of your laminate flooring investment and it will reward you and your home for many years to come.
Plus, knowing what’s expected of you regarding laminate flooring upkeep can be a determining factor in your purchase choices.
So check over the following advice and be a little smarter about smart and durable laminate flooring.
Laminate floors are beautiful and very durable but not indestructible. Floors can dull when unattended dirt acts as an abrasive on its surface.
This can be avoided by sweeping, dust mopping or vacuuming regularly to remove loose dirt and grit.
You can use a broom or, to make the job faster, a vacuum cleaner without a beater bar is also recommended.
Vacuum cleaner attachments are useful to pick up dirt from between planks, tiles or along edges.
An occasional very light damp mopping is also suggested. However, your laminate flooring can expand if excessive water is used while cleaning.
After damp mopping, a clean dry cloth should be used to wipe your floor thoroughly.
Placing doormats or walk-off mats at each entryway will collect excessive moisture and dirt before they enter your home.
Glides or floor protectors on the bottom of your furniture will prevent possible scratching or abrasion.
It’s important to lift heavy furniture instead of dragging or pulling them.
Use pieces of carpet face down under heavy objects when moving them across your floor.
Spot cleaning and occasional complete cleaning of your laminate floor can be done using the manufacturer’s recommended products.
Never use abrasive cleaners, steel wool or scouring powder.
Do not use soap-based detergents or “mop-and-shine” products.
Never flood your floor with water or cleaner.
Do not wax or polish your laminate floor.
Never try to refinish or sand your laminate floor.
Durable but not indestructible, your laminate floor can be damaged by stiletto heels.
But the good news is that the finish on your laminate floor can help protect the floor from sunlight and the typical fading you find with aging hardwood floors.
Keep in mind that if a repair is necessary in the future, the replacement product may be a slightly different dye lot and/or texture than the initial installation.
However, with time and usage, the repair will blend in with your original product.
For additional care procedures please refer to the manufacturer's care and maintenance instructions and recommendations.
Consistent upkeep and periodic professional maintenance will keep your laminate flooring beautiful, inviting and durable for years to come.
Look to Baker Bros. for dedicated and knowledgeable customer service during your laminate shopping experience and expert, precise installation later.
With seven showrooms to serve you, which are five times larger than the average flooring retailer, you can count on us for…
More service per square foot.