Luxury vinyl flooring, also known as Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT), is well known for its design. It is also very easy to clean and maintain. All you have to do is follow the steps below to make sure that its beauty and stability is retained for years to come.
Use floor mats
Using floor mats can eliminate dirt and dust from entering your home and can protect your flooring from scratches. Dust particles are pretty small and may be difficult to be seen with just your naked eye. If you fail to clean them up, they may cause your luxury vinyl tile to lose its glamour and it may soon look dull.
Make sure that you place floor mats at doorways and change them as soon as they get soiled.
Use a damp cloth
When cleaning water, oil, or other types of spills, all you have to do is wipe them off with a damp cloth. You don’t have to use cleaners or detergents with harsh chemicals as they will only make your floor look dull.
Sweep the floor and dry dust
Most luxury vinyl flooring has a protective finish. With that, dust and dirt just sit on the surface and can be swept up easily. Depending on the number of people and pets coming in and out of your home, you may want to set a daily schedule for your floor sweeping and mopping routine.
Aside from sweeping and dry dusting your flooring, you should also do frequent damp mopping to ensure that even the slightest grime is removed. Again, do not use harsh detergents and cleaners as they will only ruin the look of your flooring.
If you have to use something other than water, make sure that it has a neutral pH level.
It is necessary that you clean up stains as soon as you see them. Lemon stains may cause discolouration on your luxury vinyl flooring, so it is important that you clean them off immediately with a damp cloth.
For blood stains and tomatoes, you may use diluted alcohol and pour it directly on the stain. Wait for a few minutes before you wash the stain off with a damp cloth. Pen and permanent markers can be removed with the use of nail polish remover.
You may use protective pads underneath your furniture or heavy appliances to make sure that they will not cause dents in your floor. When moving them, do not push them, as it could scratch the floor. Make sure that hot items similar to heaters and coals are far away from your luxury vinyl flooring as they may ruin its look.
Also, do not use the following substances to clean your floor.
- Black soap
- Abrasive powders
- Steam cleaners
- Oil based products
Luxury vinyl flooring is a good investment. It gives your home an elegant and warm finish that is perfect to bring you comfort. Make sure that it is well maintained and it will surely serve you for a very long time.