It’s been a while since we last looked at one of the flooring products that we have here at The Flooring Company. Today we will focus on Black Forest Laminate Flooring to see where you can use it and how to take care of it.
According to Black Forest’s website, their laminate flooring was designed in line with the latest European trends in Wood Flooring and brought us the Black Forest Laminate Floor range. If you want the thickest, widest and longest laminate floor available in the market, then this one is for you.
Where To Install Black Forest Laminate
AC4/W32 Black Forest is the perfect choice for your commercial installation or for high trafficked areas since it is incredibly durable and dimensionally stable. However, the quality and luxury of the wood coupled with the durability of the laminate makes this oversized range a favourite in any space. Black Forest Laminate Flooring is not recommended for wet or damp rooms such as saunas or bathrooms.
What Type Of Subfloors?
These planks can be installed on wooden floors, linoleum, PVC (although cushioned surfaces must be fixed to the subfloor beforehand), needle felt, dry ceramic flooring, cement floors with a maximum residual moisture of 2.0cm%, anhydrite and anhydrite tiles with a maximum residual moisture 0.3cm%, and magnesia cement with a maximum residual moisture of 3.0cm%. Please note that a claim in the case of consequential damage cannot be accepted without a recorded measurement of the residual moisture.
The AC4/W32 XXXL Laminate Flooring has a warranty of 25 years heavy domestic use or 5 years general commercial use.
Black Forest Green Policy
Black Forest’s patterning uses non-solvent, water-based inks which contain no heavy metals. This means that the product is more environmentally friendly. It is also a 100% biodegradable and doesn’t emit any toxic fumes on combustion.
What Else Do I Need To Know?
Owing to the protective, non-porous finish, laminate floorboards are hypo-allergenic, preventing micro-organisms from taking hold on the surface of the floor. The patented glueless system fits together seamlessly, not allowing dirt to get caught between the panels. Laminate flooring truly is the 21st Century solution, pairing the look and feel of real wood with the simple and easy maintenance of modern flooring.
How Do I Clean My Laminate Floor?
Laminate flooring is designed to simply shrug off daily dirt and should only require minimal effort to maintain. Vacuum your laminate floors regularly to prevent bigger dirt particles from scratching your floor. You can also invest in a micro-fibre mop, which can be used to sweep up dust and hair. Never use steel wool or scouring pads because they will cause damage to the surface of your floor. You can remove footprints and other marks by wiping the panels with a well-wrung, barely moist cloth or your micro-fibre mop with some water sprayed onto it. Wipe in a lengthwise direction so as not to cause streaks.
Rinse your micro-fibre mop when it is visibly dirty (it may be handy to have a couple of replacements on hand). After using, wash your micro-fibre cloth in the washing machine.
A laminate cleaner can be used should the floor be very dirty. Alternatively, mix a solution of 3 parts vinegar to one part water and add a squeeze of dishwashing liquid in a spray bottle. Spray onto your micro-fibre mop for a streak-free shine. Spray the solution, or your specially formulated laminate cleaner, directly onto your micro-fibre mop. Avoid pouring cleaner directly onto the floor as staining could occur.
Wipe up pooling water, any residual moisture or pet stains immediately.
You may need to vacuum more regularly if you live in a particularly sandy area, such as near the beach.
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