Daily Vinyl Care
Routine care is important not only to keep your vinyl looking beautiful but also to help extend the life of your floors. Dirt and debris can cause scratches and wear down your flooring, leaving it looking damaged and dull. By regularly sweeping and dry mopping, your flooring will remain gorgeous and last longer. You can also damp or wet mop vinyl flooring without worrying that the moisture will lead to damage.
It's also a good idea to place mats at entryways and remove shoes at the door to reduce the amount of dirt tracked into your home. If you have pets, be sure to keep their nails trimmed to prevent scratches.
When you see dirt has been tracked into your home or you see a dry spill, it's best to act quickly to prevent the area from becoming a stain. Begin by sweeping to remove any loose dirt or debris. You can use a damp, clean cloth to remove any residue. Use a manufacturer-approved cleaning solution on the area, if needed.
Unfortunately spills are inevitable, especially in a home with children. When a liquid is spilled, acting quickly will prevent the area from becoming a stubborn stain. Soak up the liquid with a clean, dry cloth. You can use a clean, damp cloth to remove any residue. Use a manufacturer-approved cleaning solution on the area, if needed.
Even though vinyl flooring is incredibly resilient and waterproof, you still need to take care when cleaning. Use a soft bristle brush or sponge to clean and avoid scrubbing harshly, as it can cause scratches. Also, though you can wet mop your floors, be careful not to let it seep at the edges or it can damage your subfloors.