How To Keep Your Vinyl Floor Clean

September 30, 2019

Vinyl flooring is a great flooring option, especially for kitchens and bathrooms. It’s durable, comes in a range of colours and styles, cheaper than other flooring, and easy to clean! It’s no wonder then why Vinyl is such a popular flooring option.

However, while it’s not difficult to keep Vinyl clean, it can be damaged if not properly cared for. At OCF Bournemouth we have a wide range of Luxury Vinyl Tiles, and always provide our customers with tips on how to protect their floor.

To keep your Vinyl floor looking as good as new, just follow our simple steps below.


Keep Dirt at Bay

It’s only natural that a little dirt and stones will come through your house on the bottom of your shoes. However, a continuous high concentration of dirt will start to wear away at your Vinyl. Use doormats to catch a lot of the dirt before it enters the house, and make sure you sweep or vacuum daily to collect the dirt before it can be further tread through the house and scratch your floor.

Use the Correct Cleaning Tools

If you’re not careful, your choice of cleaning tools could actually end up damaging your floor rather than protecting it. If you sweep be sure to use a soft brush, and if you vacuum make sure you turn the beater brush off. Following on from this, if you mop only use it when damp. Too much water can seep beneath the Vinyl and damage the glue that holds it down.

Clear Spills Quickly

Similarly to the last tip, make sure you clear up and liquid spills as quickly as possible so as to not damage the Vinyl. Some water stains will be inevitable, especially if in a kitchen or bathroom. If that does happen, you can remove stains from Vinyl by gently rubbing a paste of baking soda and water into the floor.

Avoid Harsh Chemicals

To preserve your Vinyl for as long as possible, avoid cleaning solutions full of chemicals. Instead, mop with a cup of cider vinegar in a gallon of warm water. For a disinfectant, swap the cider vinegar for white vinegar. You can also add a few drops of liquid dish soap if your floors are very dirty. If you’d rather use a manmade solution make sure it is designed for Vinyl flooring! Avoid ammonia based products at all costs, as they can break down and crack the Vinyl. 

Interested in a new Luxury Vinyl floor? Contact  QCF Bournemouth today!


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