Your new laminate floor is very hardwearing, scratches can typically occur form grit and stones being brought in from outside on the bottom of peoples shoes. Using a mat at the front and back door can help to minimise this.
Clean your floor when necessary with a damp cloth, don't pour cleaning liquids directly onto the laminate. Never use abrasive products on the laminate.
DIY Laminate Flooring recommends using a Laminate Floor Cleaner for best results. Be sure to use castor cups for small diameter furniture legs and always lift your furniture, never slide it over the laminate.
No doubt as some point the odd scratch will appear here and there over time, despite your best efforts to keep the floor looking good. There are a number of scratch repair kits available and it's probably a good idea to buy one and keep it safe when you buy the laminate.
If you do decide to repair any scratches, then you have the right kit ready to match the colouring on the floor.
We hope this little guide has gave you some insight to laying your own floors, remember to follow the specific instructions supplied with all packs of laminate flooring and pay close attention to your own health and safety when doing any type of DIY work around the home.
This guide is not intended to replace the fitting instructions found in each pack you buy, always read the instructions carefully before you start laying the laminate flooring.