Maintenance & Care

 

Maintenance & Care

Cleaning Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl Flooring is tough, but all hardwood flooring is pervious to dents, scratches, discoloration or other natural or man-made damage. Prevention is a big part of the care for Vinyl floors.

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.

Maintenance
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.

General Guidelines

  • Eco Pro Planet recommends you vacuum or sweep the floor on a regular basis or as needed to remove dirt, sand or grit.
  • Soak up spills immediately using a dry towel or dry mop.
  • For general cleaning, use Bona Pro Hardwood Floor Cleaner & Bona Pro Hardwood Floor Mop.
  • Fit furniture legs with felt tips or protective caps. Fix rolling furniture with soft rubber casters. Pick up heavy furniture or appliances; do not slide.
  • Keep pets nails trimmed to avoid excess scratching.
  • Limit direct sunlight on floor by using curtains and blinds in areas that are exposed to high UV rays.
  • Maintain relative humidity between 40%-60%.
  • Never wet-mop a hardwood floor. Standing water may cause permanent damage.
  • Never use any of the following products on your floor: ammonia-based cleaners, mineral spirits, acrylic finishes, wax-based products, detergents, bleach, polishes, oil soap, abrasive cleaning soaps, or acidic materials such as vinegar. Never apply wax treatments to your floor.
  • Use interior and exterior doormats at entrances to prevent dirt and moisture from being tracked onto the floor.
  • Area rugs are also recommended in front of kitchen sinks and in high traffic areas.
  • Do not use rugs with solid rubber or vinyl backings. Rugs must be made of a breathable material to prevent moisture entrapment. We recommend using a breathable rug underlay. Mesh or grid patterns are best.

General Guidelines

  • Eco Pro Planet recommends you vacuum or sweep the floor on a regular basis or as needed to remove dirt, sand or grit.
  • Soak up spills immediately using a dry towel or dry mop.
  • For general cleaning, use Bona Pro Hardwood Floor Cleaner & Bona Pro Hardwood Floor Mop.
  • Fit furniture legs with felt tips or protective caps. Fix rolling furniture with soft rubber casters. Pick up heavy furniture or appliances; do not slide.
  • Keep pets nails trimmed to avoid excess scratching.
  • Limit direct sunlight on floor by using curtains and blinds in areas that are exposed to high UV rays.
  • Maintain relative humidity between 40%-60%.
  • Never wet-mop a hardwood floor. Standing water may cause permanent damage.
  • Never use any of the following products on your floor: ammonia-based cleaners, mineral spirits, acrylic finishes, wax-based products, detergents, bleach, polishes, oil soap, abrasive cleaning soaps, or acidic materials such as vinegar. Never apply wax treatments to your floor.
  • Use interior and exterior doormats at entrances to prevent dirt and moisture from being tracked onto the floor.
  • Area rugs are also recommended in front of kitchen sinks and in high traffic areas.
  • Do not use rugs with solid rubber or vinyl backings. Rugs must be made of a breathable material to prevent moisture entrapment. We recommend using a breathable rug underlay. Mesh or grid patterns are best.