DAILY Vinyl MAINTENANCE
Luxury vinyl floors are an excellent match for an active home, and these preventative steps are the best way to maintain them around the clock. Sweeping and dust mopping as frequently as possible will always be the key first step. Use mats at all entranceways and consider having residents and guests remove footwear by the door. Add area rugs with the appropriate backing for vinyl floors throughout the home as another line of defense. Even though luxury vinyl flooring is a great pet-friendly option, make sure to keep all pet nails and claws trim to avoid scratching the surface, brush your cats and dogs regularly to reduce pet dander, and use mats under food and water bowls.
Vinyl Spills & Stains
In an active home, spills and spots will eventually land on your floors but luxury vinyl is exceptionally easy to keep clean! Since vinyl offers extreme moisture protection, you can simply wipe up spills with paper towels or a clean cloth. You don't need harsh cleaners to remove dried stains, just use a gentle vinyl cleaner in the area for spot treatment. Since vinyl is an inherently waterproof material, your floors have enough moisture protection that allows you to wet-mop whenever you prefer! Try to only use as much water as needed, use a gentle cleaning solution, and dry your floor afterward. If needed, verify with your luxury vinyl manufacturer's warranty that you can use touch-up kits as needed.
Vinyl DIRT & DEBRIS
When it comes to caring for your luxury vinyl, it's always a good practice to remove loose dirt, dust, and debris regularly. By sweeping, dust-mopping, or vacuuming your vinyl floors several times a week, you are removing particles from the surface, thus preventing any abrasion or scratches. In addition to sweeping with a soft bristle broom, dust-mopping your floor with a microfiber cloth or dust mop is the best regular practice. To vacuum your luxury vinyl floors, make sure your model has no rotating brushes. You will truly love how easy it is to care for your versatile, resilient vinyl floors!
Once you have selected the attractive luxury vinyl to complete your design vision, it’s time to prepare for installation! The installation experts at Gary’s Floor & Home have compiled our best tips and practices for you to complete before, during, and after the vinyl installation process. Learn more about what to expect here: