Vinyl flooring can stand up to a lot of abuse, even in high-traffic areas of a house, but it still needs care and cleaning to keep it looking its best. Here’s how you can clean and maintain it.
HOW TO CLEAN VINYL FLOORING
When it comes to cleaning vinyl flooring, you can’t go wrong with plain water and a sponge mop, Always wipe up spills as soon as possible.
Wiping or vacuuming is sufficient for cleaning your vinyl floor on a daily basis.
Here is a quick tip for intensive cleaning of Vinyl Flooring
- Treat stains immediately,
- Put very diluted alcohol on stains like blood, Ink, Tomato et.c directly for a few minutes and rinse off with water
- Pen and marker stains are easily cleaned by rubbing a little methylated spirit on a cloth and rinse well with water.
- Stains like oil, vinegar, Lemon should be cleaned immediately as they may cause discoloration to the vinyl flooring ( use a mixture of warm water and natural detergent to remove this stains)
- Rust should be cleaned with an anti-rust sponge and rinsed off with water
more often if necessary, it’s enough to wipe the floor with a damp mop or a cloth moistened with warm water and a neutral detergent.
This helps to remove dirt and keep the floor in top condition.
WHAT TO AVOID USING TO CLEAN VINYL FLOORING?
Don’t clean Vinyl flooring with this
- Steam cleaners
- Acetone or solvents
- Black soap
- Abrasive powders
- Wax or varnish
- Oil-based products
HOW TO MAINTAIN VINYL FLOORING?
By their very nature, vinyl floors are hardwearing, and water, scratch and stain-resistant. As a result, if you follow the basic cleaning routine above, there’s very little need for any ongoing maintenance of your vinyl floors.
But here are some care tips for prolonging and maintaining the beauty of your floor.
- Clean your floors with natural, soft or neutral detergents
- Place protective pads heavy furniture, chair and table legs
- Avoid rubber bottoms on objects resting on your vinyl floor – it may cause stains
- Keep hot items like heaters, ashes or coals at a safe distance/height from your vinyl floor
- Use doormats at entrance ways to prevent dirt or dust from being brought inside and make cleaning easier.
- Removing dust with a broom or vacuum cleaner avoids the build-up of dust and dirt and makes it easier to maintain your floors.
Unlike some flooring options, such as hardwood or stone, which need regular maintenance, vinyl flooring is very low-maintenance.
Instead, a simple cleaning routine is all that’s need to maintain your vinyl floor’s original appearance.
However, vinyl is not indestructible, and it’s essential to take the correct measures to keep your floor in good condition.
Knowing how to clean vinyl flooring will keep it looking lovely and make it last for years.