Vinyl Maintenance

“Keeping your vinyl flooring clean is not hard, but there are some tips you can follow to prolong the life of your flooring.”

Keeping your vinyl flooring clean is not hard, but there are some tips you can follow to prolong the life of your flooring.

Watch out for grit, dust and sand particles.  Ensure you sweep or vacuum frequently and avoid using a vacuum cleaner with a beater bar as this may create scratches in your floor.

After sweeping or vacuuming your floor, to ensure a thorough clean, mop the floor with clear warm water followed by rinsing the floor thoroughly with fresh water.

For more stubborn marks use cleaning products recommended by the manufacturer.  Most “no-rinse” cleaners should do the job.

Do NOT use detergents, abrasive cleaners or “mop and shine” products.

Using mats or rugs at all entrances to the property will help keep grit and dirt from getting on to the floor.  Check any mats and rugs you use on the floorng itself are for vinyl floors.  Some rubber based mats may leave marks or stains on your flooring.

For spots or small spills, wipe them up immediately and use the same technique on the spot as you would for the whole floor.

If a seam opens up, make sure you cover it to keep out the dirt. The same applies if you get a cut or gouge in your new floor. Dirt makes it harder to repair.  Call your retailer or installer for information on how to repair the seam.