Tips for Maintaining Your Vinyl Floors

Tips for Maintaining Your Vinyl Floors

You had vinyl flooring installed so that you could enjoy a beautiful floor as well as long-term durability. As you surely know by now, your luxury vinyl flooring beats the competition at heat, sun, and water resistance, so you can enjoy life more and worry a lot less about your new floors. Use these best practices for regular care and maintenance so you may extend the life of your floor even further.

When cleaning your vinyl floors, use a soft bristle broom to remove loose dirt. Damp-mop as needed with clean water and a non-abrasive floor cleaner. Harsh cleaning chemicals should not be used on luxury vinyl flooring.

Additional tips and best practices for preventing damage to your new floors include the following:

  • Spills should be cleaned up immediately.
  • Wash your floor with a non-abrasive 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 1 part bleach with 10 parts water.

For extra protection, we suggest that you invest in high-quality floor mats for your home. Place the mats at entrances and exits to collect and trap corrosive substances that can be tracked in, such as dirt, sand, oil, grit, asphalt, and even driveway sealer.

We hope these suggestions help you keep your new floors looking great for years to come!

Visit our showroom in South Elgin, Illinois to view our many flooring options. Or call us to arrange a free estimate in your home or office. We have been in business for over 30 years and have many happy customers in the Chicagoland area. We look forward to helping you improve your home with new floors!