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You walk over it every day, sometimes while barefoot. Being in such close contact with your floor should make you seriously consider the type of flooring material you have installed in your home. Choosing the floor covering for your home depends on many factors. Your lifestyle and home design will help you to choose whether true hardwood or durable laminate is best for your home. We install both here at Sharp Floors & Granite Countertops, your reliable flooring company in Irving.
Hardwood floors are traditional and give your home a classic look. We have a variety of different woods and finishes to create the look you want. The type of wood chosen for the floor determines the look of the floor. Classic hardwood like pine has a light appearance that is great for casual homes. Cherry wood floors give a rich elegance to more formal areas. For a unique appearance in your home, consider exotic hardwoods. Wood floors require special care, but they will last with proper care for decades, retaining their distinctive look.
Laminate flooring comes in a variety of styles, including laminate made to look like hardwood, but laminate wood flooring is more durable and requires almost no maintenance. This is a good option for homes with pets or young children. If you want the look of wood without the work, laminate might be the choice for you.
The only difference will be how the laminate and wood floors feel underfoot. Consider your lifestyle and whether you must have real wood or need the durability of laminate.
Choosing to install a new floor covering in your home is a major decision. Your choice will likely be a permanent fixture in your home for years. We can help you choose the best floor for your home if you need help, and we provide both laminate and hardwood floor installation in Irving, call us at Sharp Floors & Granite Countertops at 214-227-2841.
Laminate flooring from Sharp Floors, your Dallas flooring company, is the perfect and popular choice for any room whether it will lay in your living room, dining room, or bedroom. The technology behind laminate flooring has changed and improved from its inception and now it is indistinguishable from hard wood.
It is important to keep some of these basic supplies on hand so you can be ready to clean your laminate floor whenever you need:
- A vacuum with a type of brush attachment to run across the floor gently
- A dry mop or sponge mop to use to spread laminate floor cleaner
- A store-bought (preferably) laminate floor cleaner
A store-bought laminate floor cleaner from the outlet or retail store you purchased your laminate flooring from is preferred. The retailer will carry pre-mixed floor cleaners that are compatible and recommended by the laminate manufacturers carried. Some manufacturers are very specific in the requirements of laminate cleaners used on their floors. Always make sure to check with the manufacturer before putting any floor cleaner on your laminate.
There are many methods you may use to make your own laminate floor cleaner. One of the most popular methods is a vinegar and water equal parts mix. Some options include adding rubbing alcohol. Once again, Sharp Floors, your Dallas laminate flooring installer, recommends checking with your laminate flooring manufacturer before using homemade cleaners.
To clean your laminate floor, first, use the dry mop or vacuum with brush attachment to clean you floor thoroughly. Cleaning the corners, edges, and crevices with the bush attachment are recommended. All loose materials should be swept off the surface of the flooring.
Next, if you are using the recommended store-bought floor cleaner, spray small sections of the floor with the cleaner. Use the dry mop or dry sponge mop to mop the cleaner in. The cleaner will leave a shine on the laminate floor that will air dry soon. Clean your laminate floor a few times a month or as needed to clean up spills or stains.
Learn more about laminate flooring and other Dallas TX flooring installation options at the Sharp Floors website or call 214-227-2841 to schedule an appointment.