How To Clean Your Vinyl Flooring

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Vinyl has been used as a flooring material for decades, due to its durability and cost-effectiveness. It is the flooring of choice for many home-owners on a budget. Over the past 20-30 years vinyl flooring has re-emerged as a trendy flooring option, still incredibly durable and economic but now due to the ability of the vinyl to replicate the look of other materials, it is being bought for its stylish aesthetics.

Vinyl flooring today can be bought that mimics wood, ceramic tile, hardwood and even natural stone. Combining its other benefits with its great aesthetic means that vinyl is way up in the flooring options. The vinyl itself is very low maintenance and hard-wearing.

Here are just a few tips to keep your vinyl floor looking great.

Sweep/Vacuum/Dust Your Vinyl Floors

To make sure your floor ages well it needs to be cleaned every day or every few days, depending upon how much foot traffic it gets. Keeping the floor clean will reduce the chance of dirt scratching the top layer of the floor. Sweeping or vacuuming is adequate to remove the dirt and dust from the floor.

Deep Clean Your Vinyl Floors

How often you need to deep clean your vinyl flooring depends again upon the foot traffic in your home, twice a week is enough for most homeowners.

Deep cleaning involves washing your vinyl floor with a suitable cleaner. Many people use dish soap to clean their floors, be warned that dish soap can actually damage the top coating of the vinyl flooring and also tends to leave a film over the floor after cleaning.

When mopping, try not to make the floor too wet. you don’t want to get water under the floor. As you clean, keep an eye on the water in your mop bucket, when it starts to look dirty replace it with clean water.

Rinse Your Vinyl Flooring.

To make sure the cleaner has been removed you need to rinse the floor. This is easily done. Put clean water in your mop bucket and go over the floor for a final time. The final step is to use a dry cloth to dry the floor and make it shine!

By having a regular cleaning routine you can make sure your vinyl flooring continues to look great for years to come.

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