How To Care for your Luxury Vinyl Floors DIY
Luxury vinyl tile (known as LVT) is made up of multiple layers of vinyl that is durable, water resistant and easy to maintain. LVT comes in many different styles from wood looking planks to stone like square tiles. Although LVT is very durable, it still requires regular maintenance. Often the client will begin to notice a dull haze or streaks on the LVT. This is caused by a buildup of residue from improper cleaning techniques as well as products such as Orange Glow, Rejuvenate, Bona and wax/cleaners purchased from Big Box stores. Albemarle can professionally clean and removed the residue and return the floors to their original state.
Your luxury vinyl plank or sheet vinyl flooring is not only beautiful, but it is also highly durable and waterproof. It only takes a few simple care and maintenance steps to keep your luxury vinyl floor looking beautiful for years and years.
When cleaning vinyl floors, use a soft bristle broom to remove loose dirt. Damp-mop as needed with clean water and a nonabrasive floor cleaner. Harsh cleaning chemicals should not be used on luxury vinyl flooring.
Use these best practices for regular care and maintenance to extend the life of your Luxury Vinyl Floors.
Best Practices for Preventing Damage
- Spills should be cleaned up immediately.
- Wash the floor with nonabrasive floor cleaner.
- Never push, pull, or drag furniture across vinyl floors. Always lift and carry.
- Heavy furniture or appliances that are not moved often should be equipped with flat, non-staining floor protectors.
- Avoid using a vacuum with a beater bar.
Invest in high-quality floor mats for an extra layer of protection. Place the mats at entrances and exits to collect and trap corrosive substances that can be tracked in, such as dirt, sand, oil, grit, asphalt, and even driveway sealer.