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Vinyl Care & Maintenance

The right cleaning and maintenance routine will ensure the beauty of your new floor and doesn’t take much effort.

Caring for your vinyl flooring

Daily care

Read the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions. No one knows the product better than its manufacturers, so it's important to take the time to read all care and maintenance recommendations.

Sweep or vacuum a couple of times a week. Dirt particles are abrasive and will eventually dull the floor’s finish over time in high-traffic areas. Do not use a vacuum with a beater bar or brush, as this can result in scratching. Place walk-off mats at exterior entrances, both inside and out. Avoid coco-fiber, rubber- and latex-backed mats as they may cause staining and discoloration of the floor. Use felt protectors if moving heavy objects across the floor, and place non-staining floor protectors, cups, or glides under furniture legs to avoid creating permanent indentations.

Cleaning spills

A mop and warm water will usually be enough to clean luxury vinyl flooring. For more thorough cleaning, use a product recommended by the manufacturer. Immediately clean spills to limit the likelihood of spots or stains. A number of common products such as nail polish, lipstick, and permanent markers can cause discoloration, so it's important to address these right away. If you’re not sure how to clean your flooring when a potential stain presents itself, visit the manufacturer’s website. Never use abrasive cleaning tools, cleaners, or compounds.

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