At zFloors, we understand the desire for the cleanest luxury vinyl flooring and can tell you how to achieve that. Unfortunately, many homeowners ask about steam cleaning these surfaces, and we recommend avoiding that cleaning method altogether.

Steam cleaning is discouraged

Steam cleaning is an excellent choice for certain floor coverings, but luxury vinyl flooring is not one of them. While vinyl plank flooring is 100% waterproof, it will take on damage from excessive temperatures and constant force.

Some steam cleaners tell you they're safe for these floor coverings, but if you read your manufacturer's specifics, they often void their warranty if these machines are used on LVP and 

LVT flooring. It’s always best to err on the side of your warranty when in doubt.

So if steam cleaners aren't an option, how do you keep luxury vinyl flooring spotless? We suggest you sweep up dirt and debris daily or as necessary and follow with a damp mop.

If you need to clean up larger messes, check your manufacturer's recommendations or contact us to discuss a solution. For most situations, a cleaner and cleaning tool makes this task simple, easy, and effective for your new vinyl plank flooring, even if you have children, pets, or both living in your home.

Choose a flooring store you can trust

Zerorez zFloors is proud to offer excellent flooring materials, services, and consultations, with years of experience that we put towards your project of any size. When you share your needs and preferences, we'll turn them into your dream surfaces for years of stunning beauty and performance.

You’re invited to visit our showroom in St. Louis Park, MN, at your convenience, to get the answers you want and need. We look forward to earning your business as we provide luxury vinyl flooring to residents from:

  • Minneapolis
  • St. Paul
  • St. Louis Park
  • Lakeville
  • Eagan
  • Coon Rapids