Much of vinyl’s popularity lies in its ability to resist moisture and its durability. Despite being used in areas of heavy traffic and enduring through the occasional spills, cleaning and maintenance can be simple and inexpensive if done properly. Let’s take a look at how simple it can be.
Daily, Routine Cleaning
Yes, even the best vinyl flooring requires daily sweeping. Without the proper care, dirt and stains can wear down and diminish a beautiful finish to your vinyl floor. An easy remedy for areas with heavy traffic would be a nice welcome mat or throw rug.
When cleaning vinyl flooring, plain water and a sponge mop will typically do the trick. Just be sure to wipe up any spills as soon as possible and to mop regularly. Frequent sweeping is also a must with vinyl flooring.
Using Proper Cleaning Products
Sometimes, a mop and water doesn’t do the trick. That’s when it’s time to call on some cleaning products, but make sure you’re using the right products or else you could permanently damage your floors.
It’s not suggested that you use soap or detergent products as they can leave a dulling film on the surface. Your best choice is to find out the manufacturer’s recommended cleaning solution. Using the wrong solution can potentially harm your vinyl flooring.
Easily moving heavy objects to and from is a big advantage of using vinyl flooring, but if not done properly, your vinyl floor can become scratched and damaged.
If you’re rearranging the entire room, it may be best to lay something on the floor (sheet of plywood, etc.) that could prevent scratches to your floor. You can also place vinyl coasters or protective felt pads under the feet and legs of furniture for smooth transitioning and to prevent scratching.
Your vinyl floor is a tough, durable, resistant product, but that doesn’t mean it’s indestructible. By following the steps above, you’ll ensure the longevity of your beautiful vinyl floors. Be sure to visit our Vinyl Floor & Maintenance page for more tips.