Vinyl plank flooring offers a fabulous alternative to hardwood floors. Vinyl plank flooring is not only much cheaper than hardwood flooring, but it is also much easier to maintain. When you take a few simple steps, you will be able to enjoy your vinyl plank flooring for several years. So, how to clean and maintain vinyl plank flooring?
Use a lightweight vacuum, soft broom or microfiber mop pad to remove fine dirt and debris that builds up on flooring throughout each day.
Depending on how much traffic your flooring endures, will determine how often you will need to sweep. Your vinyl plank flooring will maintain its natural look and beauty, when you take the time to sweep off the debris that can build up on a daily basis.
For cleaners, we recommend using a vinyl specific, pH neutral cleaner. Most manufacturers will specify a brand of cleaner to use. Stay away from anything that may have waxes, polishes or harsh chemicals.
Be sure to rinse your flooring with water after using a cleaning agent. Fill a bucket with plain water and run your damp mop over your vinyl plank floor.
Shine: Some vinyl plank floors may benefit from a yearly coat of floor polish to protect against wear and tear. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions on brands to use, so you can get the most wear out of your vinyl plank flooring.
Protection: There are things you can do to prevent scuffs and scrapes. This will help you in maintaining your floors and keeping them clean.
It is important to use felt pads on the bottom of chairs and furniture to prevent any scratches and denting. Rugs and entry mats will also help keep down dirt, stones and debris from entering your house.
Keeping your vinyl flooring looking its best requires some (not a lot) of regular maintenance. By following these tips you’ll have beautiful vinyl flooring for years to come.
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