To be able to extend your floor finish's life span, you should know the proper way to take care of it. Luxury Vinyl flooring offers easy maintenance when compared to other types of floorings but utmost care and proper cleaning tools are necessary. Vinyl is a popular floor covering that is resilient and easy to install. It is also affordable and is available in different designs, from the patterned colours to designs that closely resemble real materials like wood and marble. |
Luxury Vinyl Flooring is made up of vinyl, fibreglass, and dyes. It is constructed in layers from the top layer, middle (padded part), to the back covering. Vinyl can be inlaid or printed. Inlaid vinyl is made of coloured particles from top to bottom of the material while the printed one is the vinyl type wherein the design is like a laminated image with a clear top covering. Depending on the construction of the vinyl, necessary care should be observed to not damage the floor finish.
Here are some cleaning tips that you must keep in mind when taking care of your luxury but cheap vinyl flooring.
Prevention is always better than cure so be strict in keeping all the dirt away from your floor as much as possible. Doormats can help you keep these unwanted elements from your home. Sands and pebbles that stick to your shoes can act as sandpaper which will rub against the floor finishing. With a doormat to dust off the shingles from your footwear, you can avoid these from getting in to your house.
You can use shampoo to clean off hairspray buildup on your vinyl floor. Mix the shampoo with water and put it in a spritz bottle. Spray lightly on the floor and wipe off with a dust mop.
Though you have a doormat to keep off the dirt that comes from the outside, some dust can still get in and accumulate in your flooring. Sweep off the dirt from your floor on a daily basis to prevent it from harming your vinyl floor. When dirt can’t be rid off by a broom or vacuum, use a mop dampened on lukewarm water. When dealing with a stain, use a stain remover that is specifically meant for luxury vinyl flooring. Avoid products that can damage the finishing such as acetone, solvent and ammonia.
Avoid using an overly soaked mop, especially over the vinyl tiles. Excess water can get through the seams and cracks, which can destroy glue bonds that hold the vinyl tiles to the base flooring.
Joseph works for Remland Carpets, an award winning flooring company. Remland Carpets specialise in all domestic and commercial work including schools, healthcare and industrial flooring, and luxury vinyl flooring.
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