Luxury vinyl mainly needs only regular sweeping and periodic mopping. The better you take care of it, the longer it will last. When cared for properly, its lifespan can be over 20 years.
Following are some of our tips for cleaning. Always check warranty instructions on care. They can sometimes vary slightly with the manufacturer.
Sweep, dry, mop, or vacuum daily
Dirt and soil are sharp and can scratch. You do this to remove the grime and protect the finish on either the luxury vinyl plank or tile.
Wipe spills immediately. However, this is waterproof; an unwiped spill sets and becomes more difficult to remove later.
This is especially critical if you have an outdoor pet. Who knows what’s dragged in on the paws.
Mop once a week
Sweep thoroughly to loosen dirt. Get into corners, and anywhere dirt might hide.
Avoid waxy, shine-promoting cleaners. They damage the finish and dull the LVP or LVT floors.
Some of the best cleaners come from your pantry. One of the best cleaners is apple cider or white distilled vinegar. Mix one cup of vinegar with one gallon of water.
Rinse often. Be sure to wring the mop well, so it's damp, not wet.
Removing tough stains
Many stains on luxury vinyl tile or plank are easily removed with a baking soda paste or rubbing alcohol. Scuffs usually come off with WD-40. Warranty instructions will be more specific.
Superior work and great prices in Minneapolis
At Zerorez ZFloors, we want your luxury vinyl flooring to look great and perform well during its lifespan. So our friendly, well-trained staff will walk you through every step of the process.
Visit our showroom in Minneapolis, MN, where you'll find brands like Shaw, Engineered Floors, and more. We service homeowners and businesses in St. Paul, St. Louis Park, Lakeville, Lakeville, Eagan, and Coon Rapids.