Vinyl floor is very popular for bathrooms, kitchens and even basements. There are few reasons for this popularity: vinyl floors are relatively inexpensive and durable, and they are easy to care for. Today, vinyl floors can look like marble, wood, and tile and vinyl flooring comes in sheets, tiles, and planking.
With proper vinyl care and maintenance, you can be sure your vinyl floor will always looks its best.
Tips for Cleaning and Caring for Vinyl Floors
Tracked in dirt and grime and soil is enemy number 1. This will destroy your flooring and make it look scratched and dirty very quickly. Sweep your floors regularly to keep any abrasive soil or grit and grime off the surface.
Use felt pads on the legs of tables and chairs and other furnishings to avoid scratching the floor.
Adding floor mats both inside and outside your entrances will help prevent any dirt from being tracked inside. Avoid using rubber-backed rugs on vinyl flooring – the rubber can stain the floor.
Proper care of your vinyl floor will prevent damage and extend its life and keep it looking great for years.
When you notice a lot of dirt and grime building up on your floors and want to give them a good scrubbing, you can scrub your floor with a white nylon-backed sponge.
Wet the floors with your cleaning solution and wait a few minutes to allow the cleaner to soften and loosed the grime, then wipe dry with a soft dry cloth. Rinse if necessary and dry completely.
Vinyl floors generally only require warm water when cleaning. We don’t use a detergent on vinyl floors because it always leaves a sticky residue and is tough to rinse clean.
I normally use a cleaning solution of 1/4 cup plain white vinegar to 1 gallon of warm water. This solution cleans well, is residue free and deodorizes at the same time.
Vinyl may be a cheaper flooring option than others on the market, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t look great and last a long time.
The key to keeping your vinyl floors looking good is to learn how to clean them properly. Hopefully, these basic tips will show you the best ways to clean vinyl floors without spending a lot of money or energy in the process.
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