My wife and I recently decided we were going to carpet our living room downstairs, and the majority of our upstairs because we have a toddler that has been falling a lot around the house and our house is over 100 years old, completely hardwood floor, and that wood probably hadn't been finished in 50 years...see more reviews...
Joseph W | Review posted on Apr 19, 2017
Under dated carpet and decades old padding, my home had a secret...beautiful red oak hardwood flooring that needed to be restored to its original glory. Jimmie (and Edgar and Edgar's crew) did just that. They finished a day earlier than scheduled. I couldn't be more pleased with the results!see more reviews...
Sherry T | Review posted on Apr 10, 2017
We have had Blake Stephens from the Grove store install flooring in most of our home, and thanks to the flooding in Grove, we will be having him replace the carpet in our bedrooms. Everyone loves the wood look flooring he helped us choose. Very pleased with the quality and durability. Installation was excellent. My husband also has a small construction company and he recommends Blake and Mill Creek for all his flooring projects.see more reviews...
Brenda M | Review posted on May 1, 2017
Mandy was very helpful picking out carpet replacement for a room in my house and the installer Colby did a great job. The crew was in and out with very little disruption to my kids and I daily schedule.see more reviews...
On behalf of Sun Custom Homes, we would like to take this opportunity to thank your participation in this year's 2016 Parade Home. It is companies and individuals such as you that help ensure the integrity and quality of home building industry in Central Oklahoma...see more reviews...
Kurt W. Dinnes | SUN Custom Homes
We had a wonderful experience with Mill Creek! From working with Deena, our consultant, to the installation crew, everything went smoothly and exceeded our expectations. The stairs look gorgeous in our north Edmond home. Thank you Mill Creek!!see more reviews...
Jennifer did a great job of working for us from the start to the very last step! Thank you so much!see more reviews...
My wife and I bought carpet at Mill Creek in Tulsa and had one of the best buying experience thanks to salesperson Ann Murphy. She also followed up to ensure everything was completed. The installation people were very professional and did a fantastic job! Would recommend Mill Creek and Ann Murphy!!see more reviews...
There’s no getting around it, life and living are hard on any flooring and even durable laminate will eventually start to show the effects of stains and spills, time and traffic.
You need to know the best practices for taking care of it so you’ll be better able to keep your laminate flooring in its beautiful, inviting and valuable original condition.
Plus, knowing what’s expected of you regarding upkeep can be a determining factor in your purchase choice.
So read on and get to know exactly how to take care of your investment.
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 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.
By understanding and following these basic care guidelines you can be confident that your laminate flooring will provide you with many years of beauty and lasting performance.