Did you know that carpet isn’t the only flooring that can get static electricity build-up? Laminate flooring can suffer the same problem! The materials that are used to make your laminate floors can sometimes store electric energy and give you an annoying shock! To prevent static build-up in your laminate floors, try these four tips:
Your house’s humidity is the number one cause behind shocking laminate flooring. Addressing the dry air in your home should help bring down the static in your floors. Adjust your home’s humidity with a vaporizer or turn off your furnace when you can.
Regularly Clean Your Floors
While the dirt on your floor isn’t causing static electricity to build up, it can exacerbate the problem. Regularly sweep and mop your floor to clean up the dirt and minimize the chances of static build-up. There are different products you can buy to deep clean your floors, but regular laminate flooring cleaners work best most of the time.
Avoid Wool and Synthetic Socks
Choosing clothing made out of natural fibers, like cotton, can help to reduce the static you experience when walking across your laminate flooring. We recommend that you start by wearing cotton socks since they are the item of clothing that most often touches the floor. You don’t need to buy a whole new wardrobe, but a few changes may be worth it to reduce shocks.
Purchase Anti-Static Laminate Flooring
Static build-up can be a serious problem in your laminate floors if you live in an area that is extremely dry in the winter. If that’s the case, consider investing in custom anti-static laminate flooring. This kind of laminate is created by adding small carbon particles into the laminate during the manufacturing process. These particles are conductive, meaning electricity cannot build up and shock you. Ask specifically for this anti-static laminate before you settle on a flooring company as not all business provide this special option.
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