Luxury vinyl care & maintenance

Luxury vinyl flooring can be the perfect flooring material for that room in your home or commercial property that you want to stand out. At Universal Carpet, we have many different styles, shapes, colors, and patterns to choose from. After installation, you will need to understand how to best care for the flooring so that it doesn't experience premature wear and tear, and to be sure that it continues to look great for many years to come.

Cleaning tips for luxury vinyl floors

Whenever you have this material installed in your residential or commercial location, it is important that you make sure are spills are taken care of immediately when you notice them. Failure to do so could result in staining on the floor which may be hard to remove, especially after it has "set in." You will also need to make sure that you are washing the floor regularly with special cleaners that will be recommended to you following the installation of your floor. You must only use the suggested cleaning chemicals so that you can avoid damaging the surface of the floor with a cleaner that is too powerful.

Whenever you have stains, dirt, or grime that are difficult to remove, it is recommended that you use a special floor stripper designed exclusively for vinyl floors. This will help you with your heavy-duty cleaning needs, and it should do wonders for providing your floor's surface with that shiny look and feel that it had right after installation. Additionally, there are special vinyl floor cleaners available for helping to restore the original shine to the surface.

There are also some things that you need to make sure that you AREN'T doing when it comes to cleaning your vinyl floors. Please take a look at the list below to learn more:
  • Never use abrasive cleaners or strong detergents to mop the floor
  • Never use special paste waxes or solvent-based polishes
  • Never use abrasive tools to clean the floor's surface
  • Never use the wrong kind of floor stripper on stains

Some other things that you can be sure that you are doing involve making sure that you pick up and carry furniture, appliances, electronics, etc. when moving them. Try to avoid scooting them across the floor to prevent scuffs and scratches on the surface. Also, you should place a mat in front of your entryway with a non-rubber backing so that people coming to your home or commercial location can wipe off dirt and grime from their shoes before entering the location.

To learn more about caring for your vinyl flooring, please call us today.