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Laminate floors mistakes and how to avoid them

Laminate floors can add a lot of beauty and value to your home, if you know how to take care of them. Find out the most common mistakes made with laminate floors and how to fix them (or even better, how to avoid them):

1. TOO MUCH WATER – It is true that for cleaning a dirty floors you need water, but the problem with a laminate floors is that too much water goes into the cracks between the planks and can cause swelling and damage that is irreversible.  A little water goes a long way on a laminate floors. Sticky or dirty sections can be spot cleaned using a rag and spray bottle without having to mop the entire floor.

2. WRONG CLEANERS – Many cleaners can dull the look of your laminate floors, especially if they are used too often. If you have a laminate floor cleaner that you love, be sure to follow the usage instructions.  It’s tempting to think that more soap equals more clean, but that simply isn’t true. Often all that a laminate floors need to make it clean is a good dusting, or a light mopping with water only.  

Laminate floors cleaner


3. VACUUMING AND SWEEPING – Laminate floors need to be vacuumed or swept very often in order for them to be clean, because a dirt is an enemy to laminate, since it scratches and dulls the finish of the floor. However, sweeping or vacuuming improperly can actually do more damage to your laminate than the dirt.  If you use a vacuum cleaner, be sure to turn the brush roll off to avoid scratching the surface of your floor.

4. FURNITURE DAMAGE – A beautiful furniture can compliment a beautiful floor, but to protect that laminate floor, you need to be aware of a few things. Furniture pads on the bottoms of heavy furniture will protect the floor from scuffing and gouging.


Laminate flooring and a furniture


5. STREAKS – There´s nothing worse than a streaky floors, especially after the cleaning. To remedy this, try a different cleaner or less cleaner. Cleaning part can be enough with a water and a bit of glass cleaner, but you can also buff the floors dry with an absorbent towel after you are done mopping.

6. PLANTS  – Be aware if you have potted plants on your laminate floors, because overfilling them, or leaks in your planters can cause damage that may be hidden temporarily. Protect the floors by paying attention to the watering, and using a pad to protect the floor under the pots. To be extra careful, move the plants up onto a higher surface.

7. PETS – Pet food and water dishes can also present issues for laminate floors.  Try using a pad under your pet dishes that will protect the floor from scratching and dampness.

Laminate floors and pets


Decomagna Ltd. is the official agent to Belgian Quick-Step laminates in Kenya and East Africa. For more info you can contact us via email: and mobile phone: +254 (0)7 28 787 435 (, if you want to know more about Quick-Step flooring, visit:

Choose the right flooring for your bathroom

Bathroom is a place s where you start and finish each day. The average person will spend about 1.5 years of his or her lifetime in the bathroom. So let us don´t  forget how important for our home is the look of a bathroom. It should be comfortable and functional, and Decomagna Ltd. guarantees that with Quick-Steep flooring.


Best fitting flooring for any bathroom


A comfort can be found in a floor that exudes warmth and luxury, and for a low price. So bring the beauty of natural hardwood to your bathroom with innovative Quick-Step waterproof flooring, and it is available in different styles and colors.

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Vinyl flooring is the right match for any bathroom


We are giving you why is Quick-Step the right choice for your bathroom:

  •  GUARANTEED WATERPROOF –  luxury  vinyl flooring lets you enjoy bathing without worrying about your floor. The warm feeling of laminate in your bathroom is also an option: thanks to the water-repellent HydroSeal protective technology, Quick-Step Impressive and Impressive Ultra laminate flooring easily sail through even the greatest of splashes;
  • FLOORING FOR EVERY TASTE – whatever your preference, there’s a beautiful floor to match your taste, with a style and a color, too;
  • RESILIENT TO STAINS AND SCRATCHES – Thanks to the Scratch Guard and Stain Guard protective technology, you can rest assured: laminate and vinyl flooring can withstand anything, and you’ll have them clean in the blink of an eye;
  • YEARS OF CAREFREE QUALITY – wear-proof bathroom flooring is a choice you’ll enjoy for years to come, thanks to a 20-year warranty on all vinyl flooring. And if you opt for the Impressive or Impressive Ultra range, you’re sure to enjoy 25 carefree years.

Flooring for bathrooms


Decomagna Ltd. is the official agent to Belgian Quick-Step laminates in Kenya and East Africa. For more info you can contact us via email: and mobile phone: +254 (0)7 28 787 435.