Vinyl flooring has been a popular flooring option for decades and comes with numerous desirable characteristics including personal style and maintenance for your home or business.
Whether you have vinyl flooring in your kitchen or bathrooms, it’s best to consistently clean and maintains your vinyl to keep its longevity and the advantages it brings to your lifestyle.
If you’re looking to give your home or business new vinyl flooring, it’s essential to follow the recommended steps below during the first 48 hours after installation:
• Keep foot traffic to a minimum.
• Wait 24 hours before placing furniture on the floor.
• Sweep the floor to remove loose dirt.
• Use only a non-abrasive cleaner, such as Shaw R2X Hard Surface Cleaner.
• Do not use a vacuum with a rotating beater bar.
• Spills should be cleaned up immediately.
• Wash the floor with nonabrasive floor cleaner.
• Never push, pull, or drag furniture across vinyl floors. Always lift and carry.
• Heavy furniture or appliances that are not moved often should be equipped with flat, non-staining floor protectors.
• Avoid using a vacuum with a beater bar.
• For spot stain treatment, use a diluted bleach solution that is one-part bleach, ten-parts water.
When cleaning vinyl floors, use a soft bristle broom to remove loose dirt.
Damp-mop as needed with plain, clean water or nonabrasive floor cleaner to clean up mild spills and prevent to stains.
You could also use natural floor cleaners by mixing apple cider vinegar or dishwashing soap into a mix of hot or warm water. It’s very crucial not to use harsh cleaning chemicals including wax polish on luxury vinyl flooring.
For tough stains like crayons, ink or pain, apply rubbing alcohol to the spot and scrub away with a soft-bristle brush.
Never use steel wool or other abrasive brushes that can cause scratches on your vinyl floor.
Make sure furniture legs have large surface, nonstaining floor protectors to prevent scratching and scuffing. Heavy furniture or appliances that are not moved often should be equipped with flat, non-staining composition furniture casters or cups of appropriate size. Be sure to replace small, narrow metal or dome-shaped glides with smooth, flat glides that are in full contact with the floor.
In addition, consider using doormats in front of entrance doors to prevent excess dirt and dust out of the house.