What is Laminate flooring?
Laminate flooring is a multi-layer synthetic flooring product fused together through a lamination process. Laminate flooring simulates wood with a photographic applique layer under a clear protective layer. The inner core layer is usually composed of melamine resin and fiber board materials. It has the advantage of costing much less than natural floor materials, and of being more durable and hygienic than carpeted flooring.
Laminate flooring can add to the resale value of your home. Most home buyers are looking for hardwood floors instead of carpet. Laminate gives you the wood look for less and can make your home look more open and modern. It also is environmentally friendly because it uses less wood – if any – in its construction. Laminate flooring works well in high-traffic areas and homes with pets. It is scratch-resistant, durable and easy to clean. Just use a dust mop or a mop dampened with water.
Care & Maintenance
An Orion Singapore Laminate Floor is the closest thing there is to a "maintenance free" floor. The melamine-impregnated surface with aluminum oxide makes it resistant to dirt and dust. Ordinarily vacuuming or sweeping is usually sufficient to keep the floor clean.
Never flood the floor with water.
Do not use soap-based detergents, as these may leave a dull finish on your floor.
Do not use abrasive cleaners, steel wool or scouring powder, as these may scratch your floor.
Never wax, polish, sand or lacquer an Orions Laminate Floor.
Use doormats outside each entrance to your home to prevent dirt, sand, grit and other substances such as oil, asphalt and driveway sealer from being tracked onto your floor.
For furnishings, use wide-bearing, non-staining floor protectors, such as clear, hard plastic or non-staining felt protectors, for heavy furnishings.
Promptly remove all liquid spills, including pet urine.