With proper maintenance, your vinyl floors will look great for years.

Vinyl Flooring Maintenance

Vinyl is a durable and pleasing flooring option, but is it hard to maintain? Modern vinyl is one of the easiest choices to make when refinishing floors in part because it is low-maintenance. It takes some practical know how to keep your flooring crisp and sharp looking.

Tips for Protecting the Floor
Prevention is the key when caring for flooring products like vinyl. Start by putting doormats outside each of your entrances. They will not only cut back on dirt, but protect the flooring from common chemical elements that can damage it such as:
  • Asphalt
  • Driveway Sealer
  • Salt during winter

In areas where the sunlight is extreme, close the blinds or curtains. The sun has a bleaching effect on the floor, fading the color in areas it hits. The heat may break down the adhesive, as well, making that part of the floor loose and unstable.

Tips for Cleaning the Floor

Vinyl flooring can be easy to clean – that is one of the perks. Sweep the floor often, at least once a week, to keep the surface free from debris and dust.

Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for mopping, since not all flooring products are the same. If in doubt, stick to water only when washing the floor. Even mild detergents can leave a film that dulls the shine of the vinyl.

Clean up spills as soon as they happen to prevent damaging or staining the flooring. Avoid using a cloth with pigment when wiping up spills as the dye can stain the floor. Instead, keep a white cloth handy for emergencies and turn it often when scrubbing to prevent the stain from spreading.

An elegant floor is not that hard to come by with today’s technology. Modern vinyl is resilient enough to maintain its color and style with some regular care. 
For more information on how vinyl flooring can function within your home, visit Arrow Carpet One in Andover, MA today!