Posts Tagged ‘durable laminate flooring’

No Stilettos Allowed

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Care and Maintenance, Hardwood and Laminate

Yes, sadly, stiletto shoes can damage a laminate floor. But don’t get weepy. There is a way to keep those laminate floors looking beautiful. Step number one is to remember to take off your favorite Manolos at the door.

First things first, dirt is your enemy. Your laminate floors should be swept, dust mopped or vacuumed (no beater bars please) often. Hey, that’s why you had those kids, right?

A light damp mopping is also recommended. Be sure to dry your floors after you mop as excessive water can cause your floor to expand.

The best way to prevent dirt from being tracked across your floors in the first place is to place mats at each entrance to your home. Make sure you shake them out regularly.

Place floor protectors on the bottom of your furniture and for goodness sake, don’t slide furniture across your floors. Carry it!

And here are the list of don’ts:

Don’t flood your floor with water.

Don’t wax or polish your floor.

Don’t try to sand or refinish your floor.

Don’t use abrasive cleaners, scouring pads or steel wool on your floor. Spot cleaning is fine. Just ask your sales representative which products are best. And don’t use mop and shine products either.

One of the great advantages to having a laminate floor is that they don’t fade from sunlight and UV rays like traditional hard word floors. If you find that you have to repair part of your floor in the future, keep in mind that the dye lot may be a bit different. With time and usage that part of the floor will usually blend in.

So please, leave those high heels at the door. Visit us to learn more about laminate flooring.

Grand Illusions – Our Product of the Week

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Hardwood and Laminate

When you think about flooring you probably aren’t thinking about grand illusions. But we are. We are featuring Grand Illusions by Armstrong as our product of the week. But let’s back up a minute here. This hard surface product is laminate. Yes, that’s right – laminate. Why do hard wood floors get all the attention?

Laminate flooring’s popularity has soared in recent years and for good reason. It is incredibly durable, affordable and easy to clean. It’s available in a wide array of styles from rich and traditional to clean and contemporary, including today’s popular “exotic” wood looks inspired by rare wood species from around the world.

This particular product is known and trusted for reliable quality, and an expansive offering of colors and designs to meet your personal style. Laminate floors have exceptional durability as they won’t dent, ding or fade. Laminate floors are scratch resistant so they look newer for longer. They are easy to clean, just a quick damp mop every now and then. They never need sanding, buffing or refinishing. Installation is also easy, even for those of you who have “DIY” husbands.

Look at this example of Grand Illusions Laminate. Can’t you just picture these gorgeous floors in your home?

We want to tell you more about laminate. Please visit our flooring showrooms in Chicago, Bolingbrook, Itasca, Joliet, Lombard, Matteson, Mt. Prospect, Mundelein, and Woodstock, IL. We’re here to help your ideas become reality.