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Luxury vinyl from Universal Carpet Inc.

 
Universal Carpet has been installing many different types of flooring in residential and commercial locations for over 32 years, and this includes vinyl tile flooring. Vinyl is a material that is generally inexpensive, easy to install, and it will last for many years when properly maintained. It is made from polyvinyl chloride resins and plasticizers. This material is ideal for all rooms of a home or business, including bathrooms, kitchens, and basements. Vinyl is known for being a material that is known for having waterproof qualities. This means that it's not going to be damaged by moisture. It is also a great flooring option for locations that see a lot of foot traffic because it is able to maintain its appearance for years and years without any signs of wear and tear.

When it comes to choosing the right tile for your location, we have many different styles, colors, and patterns available. There are some tiles we offer that actually resemble the look and texture of natural wood - all without the maintenance and care needed for hardwood flooring. There are also tiles available that resemble marble, and other types of more expensive floor coverings. Once you have chosen the perfect tile for your home or commercial location, we will get to work on installing it.
 

Installing luxury vinyl floor

 
Installation for luxury vinyl flooring is fairly straightforward. Most vinyl is in tile form with self-adhesive backing. The backing is peeled off and then properly placed on the floor. Some cutting may be needed to get the tiling to fit around corners and baseboards. There isn't any additional adhesive that will be needed to keep this flooring in place.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Maintaining your floor

 
Maintenance for vinyl flooring is fairly simple. You should sweep it often with a broom or vacuum to be sure that dirt, dust, and grime don't build up. Your manufacturer's manual will tell you which cleaners can be used on the flooring, and you should only use the ones recommended to you so that you don't strip off the vinyl's surface. There are special cleaning products available that will help to give your flooring a high gloss or satin finish to keep it looking great for many years to come. It is important that you also never use any kind of abrasive tools when cleaning the floor because these can scratch the surface or cause the edges of the tiles to actually start peeling up.
 

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
 
 
 
 
Luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring in Elgin, IL from Universal Carpet Inc.
 
 
 
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.