postheadericon The Dos and Don’ts of Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring is an elegant and affordable solution for any home or office space, and it’s easy to clean and maintain. However, there are certain rules that need to be followed to keep them looking their best for as long as possible. Here is a comprehensive list of dos and don’ts for working with vinyl flooring.

DOs:

Spillages are a reality and they will happen. But as long as you know the correct method for dealing with different spills there is no reason your house won’t keep the meticulous work of your vinyl floor installers well into the future.

Make Use of Rugs and Doormats

Make use of rugs and doormats to avoid eventual wear and tear in high traffic areas. This is especially important for keeping out dust and particles that people track in that could dull the sheen of your vinyl flooring.

Use Low-impact Cleaning Techniques and Products

The use of heavy chemical cleaners and abrasive methods will leave your vinyl flooring looking dull and worn down. A quick sweep followed by a mopping with a microfiber cloth or a slightly dampened mop is enough to leave your floors squeaky clean.

Using a touch of apple cider vinegar is a great way to gently but thoroughly clean your floors without leaving any residue.

Sweep Everyday

A quick sweep every day or two can help you preserve the appearance of your vinyl flooring by removing any dust and particles that will eventually scratch the surface’s finish.

Put Protective “Feet” on Your Furniture

The feet of your furniture will scratch your vinyl flooring if you do not place a soft cushioning of some kind between them and the floor’s surface.

DON’Ts:

Don’t Drench or Soak your Vinyl

A dampened mop is enough to clean vinyl flooring. If you use copious amounts of water you run the risk of it seeping into the floors and causing it to warp.

Don’t Clean Before Vacuuming or Sweeping

If you do not vacuum or sweep first you could end up scratching the surface with any particles that were on the floor before you started mopping.

Don’t Use Abrasive Materials to Clean Your Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring has a clear polyurethane coating which is responsible for its shine. Trying to wax this won’t work. It will simply leave a residue that eventually eats through this clear layer. Abrasive cleaning products will also remove this layer of sheen.

Contact us at Floorin Installers for a quote to get your very own vinyl flooring. You can also read our blog for more tips and tricks.

 

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