Daily Luxury Vinyl Care
Vinyl floors are a low-maintenance flooring option, follow these basic tips to keep your vinyl floors looking pristine.
- Floors should never be flooded with water or be allowed to have standing water. This can loosen the adhesive.
- Care should be taken with heavy furniture and appliances. Furniture protectors that are at least 2" in diameter should be used. The hard and small buttons sometimes found on the bottom of chairs and other pieces of furniture should be removed. High-heeled shoes also apply here.
- Protect the floors from dirt and grit that can be tracked in by using walk-off mats at every entrance.
- Do not use rubber-backed mats. Certain rubber compounds can permanently stain vinyl.
- Never use vinegar, acetone, or lacquer thinner to clean these floors.
- When the floor gets built up, consult with the manufacturer’s recommended cleaner system to see if a stripper is available.
Luxury Vinyl Stain Guide
Vinyl floors do not stain as easily as other flooring options on the market, but if a spill is left unattended for an extended period of time then lingering damage can occur. Essentially, the rule of thumb with any spill on vinyl floors is to address it as quickly as you can with a cloth or towel. When you wipe a mess away in a timely manner, you are actively working to ensure that the mess will not leave a permanent stain.
For extreme stainings like nail polish, paint, dye, and permanent markers, try applying fingernail polish remover that contains acetone (but is not pure acetone) with a soft cloth and gently rub.