How To Care For Vinyl Flooring
Vinyl is known to be a fuss-free and low-maintenance flooring option. But when it comes to cleaning vinyl floors, there are still a few things you’ll need to do to keep it looking great.
This care guide is filled with expert advice to ensure you enjoy your vinyl floors looking their very best.
Vinyl Flooring Care Tips: DO
- Sweep or vacuum your floors regularly
- Mop your floor weekly, using an appropriate vinyl cleaner
- Use doormats by entrances and exits
- Avoid the use of outdoor shoes on your vinyl floor, this will minimize gravel and outdoor dirt scratching your floors
- Keep pets’ nails trimmed
- Keep vinyl flooring away from fire and naked flames to maintain maximum safety
Vinyl Flooring Care Tips: DON'T
- Use a steam cleaner
- Use abrasive materials such as scouring pads
- Walk across your floors in high heels
- Allow excess liquid to seep into your floors
- Drag heavy furniture across the floor
Vinyl is a relatively low-maintenance flooring choice but care must be taken to avoid scratching or tearing the surface.
- Ensure the surface is cleaned regularly.
- Never slide or drag heavy objects across your vinyl flooring as this can scuff, scratch, or otherwise damage the surface.
- Ensure all furniture legs are smooth and that any floor standing sharp edges are cushioned by smooth protectors.
- Fit felt covers to casters and/or furniture feet for added cushioning to protect the surface of your vinyl.
- Prolonged contact with rubber materials can cause permanent yellow staining. It is therefore important to ensure that rubber-backed items are not left standing on the vinyl floor for long periods of time.
- Bicarbonate of soda is tough on stains but gentle on vinyl flooring.
- Never use abrasive materials on vinyl floors.
- Always ensure that cleaning products used are appropriate and suitable for vinyl floors. Browse our website to purchase floor cleaning fluids specifically for vinyl floors.
- When used in a home environment, care must be taken to ensure that products are pet-friendly and child-safe.
- Never use abrasive materials on vinyl floors as this can cause permanent damage to the surface.
Cleaning and maintaining vinyl flooring is relatively hassle-free and requires little upkeep. One of the main practicalities of vinyl flooring is that water will never damage its surface quality.
- Vinyl flooring should be swept with a soft broom or vacuumed on a regular basis to keep the surface free of dirt.
- Warm water and a light cleanser will usually be enough to remove surface dirt.
- Wash the floor surface using a white damp cloth or mop.
- Then use a vinyl flooring cleaner which can be purchased from our online store and rub the mark with a soft cloth to remove the mark or stain.
- For heavier stains, a paste of bicarbonate of soda and water may be used.
- Make up a solution of 1 part bleach to 4 parts water.
- Soak a clean cloth in the solution and place it on top of the stain, leaving for an hour.
- Rinse the stain well with water and allow it to dry.
- If needed repeat the process!
Grass stains must be removed immediately before they have a chance to seep into the grain.
- Wipe away any excess soil and grass.
- Cut a lemon in half and rub the cut lemon directly onto the stain.
- Wipe the area with a water-soaked cloth to remove any remaining lemon juice.
- Dry using a soft cloth.
The advice and guidance provided above are for general information only and Carpet City Ltd. bears no responsibility or liability.
If in doubt always contact the manufacturer for product maintenance instructions.