Vinyl Flooring (LVT) is attractive, durable, and long-lasting, even under a home’s highest-traffic conditions, but the product is certainly not indestructible. Fortunately, cleaning vinyl flooring is an easy and inexpensive process, and with the right care, it’s easy to maintain the material’s eye-catching appearance and make your vinyl flooring last for many years to come.
Just like any other aspect of a room, the floors must be cleaned in a routine way with special products that are safe for vinyl floors. The wear level of the floor will depend on the foot traffic in the room, as well as how well and how often it is cleaned and maintained.
Here are some tips for routine cleaning of LVT:
- Vinyl Floors should be swept or vacuumed often to ensure that dust and large particles are picked up. For especially large particles, sweep before vacuuming. This helps to avoid scratching the surface of your floors when large debris is stepped on, kicked around or simply allowed to wear out the top layer of LVT by sitting there.
- Do not use a wet spray micro fiber mop, abrasive scrubbing brushes, rough side sponges or steel wool to clean the floors.
- Use a well-rung out damp cloth to clean up any heavy dirt and footprints, but avoid using excessive moisture.
- Never let any amount of moisture remain on the floor for extended period of time.
- Avoid wet mopping the floor with any soapy, sudsy detergents or high content chemical cleaning products. These products could damage the floors including, but not limited to, warping, gapping, discoloration, filmy residue on the flooring or even chemical deterioration.