Don’t Let Your Hybrid Flooring Dust up – Here’s How to Keep it Clean

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Hybrid flooring has exploded in popularity since it first appeared on the market in the early 2000s. This unique flooring type has a look that stands out from the crowd, which means it’s loved by many Sydney homeowners. Hybrid flooring also requires much less cleaning or maintenance than some other flooring products.

However, hybrid flooring still requires cleaning and care from time to time to avoid damage from everyday wear and tear and keep it looking like new for years to come. Here are some of the best ways to clean your hybrid flooring and keep it looking beautiful for as long as possible!

Welcome to the world of hybrid flooring

What is hybrid flooring? hybrid flooring is a combination of traditional and engineered wood, which means you get all of the charm and beauty of real wood with an extra layer of protection. This way, you never have to worry about scratches or dents.

Also, if your floors become damaged, they can be sanded down easily by a professional and restored. This eliminates virtually all of your worries as far as having real wood in your home goes. The design possibilities are endless for hybrid flooring because when choosing what kind you want for any room, many options are available for picky people.

With so many designs and colors on offer from various manufacturers and brands that produce them, you’ll be able to find something that fits your needs perfectly every time.

Understanding how your surface works

Although the surface of your hybrid floor looks like a traditional hardwood floor, its construction and maintenance is significantly different. A surface layer (top coat) of resin protects the underlying wood and makes it waterproof, meaning the surface can’t be refinished or buffed.

The most common complaint about hybrid floors is that they show scratches and dents from shoes much more than a wood floor. As such, you’ll need to be careful when moving furniture around on your hybrid floor as scratches can reduce its resale value. Regardless of whether you buy new or used furniture for your home, invest in felt pads for the bottom of all pieces that will sit directly on top of your hybrid flooring.

Dust, debris, and dirt – how they affect your surface

When dust,debris and dirt are ground into your surface they become part of your flooring and begin to deteriorate. Dirt is abrasive and can create deep scratches in your floor, which causes water and any liquid you spill on top of them, like cleaning solutions, to be pushed further into the surface.

This leads to more damage when you try remove these stains and moisture with chemicals like bleach or ammonia. It can also lead to mold growth if left long enough. To prevent all of these problems, regular maintenance is a must.

Common grime and stains

As hybrid flooring is a combination of laminate and tile, it comes with a common grime and stains issue. Common grime and stains are made of things like food, drink, pet feces or blood, which damage floors that aren’t properly cleaned. Dried grime and stains also attract dirt in your home, resulting in an unclean floor that makes your home look bad.

Removing these types of stains can be tricky as they are often embedded into your hybrid flooring’s top layer. But don’t worry—there are several easy solutions you can try at home to get rid of common grime and stains on your floors.

Deep clean – what it takes to thoroughly clean a hybrid floor

To thoroughly clean a hybrid floor, you will need to use a machine called a scrubber and a surface cleaner. We highly recommend renting these tools as they are very high powered and can harm your floor if you do not know how to operate them.

It is also important to use all of these tools on a regular basis to ensure that your floor stays in tip top shape. Every time you deep clean, you should make sure that you have just finished sealing or oiling your floors. This will help protect them and keep it looking shiny new for as long as possible.

To get started cleaning your hybrid floor, remove any mats from entrances and set up some temporary barriers around baseboards that extend beyond the width of your mop bucket/scrubber area.

Maintaining your surface after cleaning

Think of your floor as an extension of your body. Just like you wash your hands after they’ve touched a dirty surface, you should be diligent about keeping your floors clean and dry.

Take care not to trap liquids under rugs or place furniture on wet spots; these can lead to mold and rot. (If you have plants in or around your home, make sure that their trays aren’t sitting in any water either.)

In addition, don’t scrub at marks; cleaning products with strong chemicals may damage floor surfaces over time, as could abrasive cleaners. Instead, use coasters for drinks and move furniture instead of dragging it across the floor.