Many of today’s resilient (vinyl) flooring are 100% waterproof, making them great low maintenance flooring options for bathrooms, dens, and kitchens. While many manufacturers offer water-resistant technology built into the plank and tile finish, like Shaw’s Floorte PRO with ArmourBead finish, it is still important to wipe away water spills as quickly as possible.
Carpet Land’s flooring experts put together the following tips on how to care for your new luxury vinyl tiles and planks.
Luxury Vinyl Care and Maintenance
Frequent care and maintenance of your luxury vinyl tiles and planks can be quickly built into your overall home cleaning routine!
- For daily upkeep, sweep, dust mop, or use a manufacturer-approved vacuum cleaner without a beater bar.
- Place all heavy furniture on protective mats to avoid any scratches from the furniture legs. Place floor protectors like entry doormats in high-traffic areas and at the entrance to rooms to avoid tracking outdoor dirt, sand, and soil across your flooring.
If your luxury vinyl flooring needs more than just a dry surface clean, wash the floor with a manufacturer-approved cleaning solution like Shaw R2X Hardsurface Floor Cleaner and follow their guidelines. For most approved cleaning solutions, you just need to spray and wipe dry without any unnecessary rinsing or washing.
When it comes to those common household spills, wipe up spills with a micro-cloth, and once dry, follow up with a manufacturer-approved hard surface floor cleaner to keep your floors looking great! For tougher household messes like wax, gum, or nail polish, consult with your manufacturers guidelines for approved stain removal tips.
Below is a list of additional care and maintenance tips plus stain removal resources to help keep your luxury vinyl plank (LVP) and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring looking beautiful:
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