Chances are most of the furniture in your office has laminate tops. Laminate is a popular choice in commercial office environments because it’s more durable and affordable than wood veneer (we’ll talk about cleaning wood veneer in the next post). However, even laminate tops can show their age after a few years of regular use.
A thorough cleaning of your laminate tops can help restore the original glossy finish and eliminate germs that can spread viruses as well. Keeping your laminate worksurfaces clean will make your office look better and your team feel better.
Be careful when you clean your laminate furniture. While laminate is a durable material, it can still be warped by excessive amounts of water. Harsh cleaning chemicals can dull the glossy finish as well. For the best results, follow the directions below for a better looking, healthier office.
Things You’ll Need
- 3 soft cleaning cloths
- Non-oily furniture spray
- Baking soda
- Small bowl
- Soft-bristled brush
1. Moisten the cleaning cloth until it is damp and wipe down the laminate furniture in the grain’s direction.
2. Spray the non-oily furniture spray onto the cleaning cloth and wipe down the furniture to remove dust.
3. Buff the furniture polish onto the laminate furniture’s surface to fill scratches. Wipe down the surface with a clean cloth to remove excess product.
4. Move the furniture out of direct sunlight, as the light can discolor the furniture.
5. Mix 1 tbsp. of baking soda with 1/4 cup of water, then coat a soft-bristled brush with the mixture. Gently scrub the surface of the furniture if it becomes stained. Wipe the surface with a clean cloth.