To help sustain the life and appeal of your vinyl flooring, we have provided a few general maintenance tips:
Sweep or vacuum floors thoroughly. Remove your vacuum’s beater bar before vacuuming because it may cause damage to the floor surface.
Wax or solvent-based polishes should not be used on resilient floors. Detergents, abrasive cleansers or mop and shine products may leave a dull film on your floor.
Mix 1/4 cup cleanser per gallon of cool water. Wash with lightly dampened mop; don’t use highly abrasive scrubbing tools. Change cleaning solution mixture frequently. Allow floor to dry.
Wipe up spills as soon as possible using a damp sponge and appropriate cleaner.
When moving appliances or heavy furniture, lay a plywood panel on your floor and “walk” the item across it. This will help protect your floor from scuffing and tears.
Use floor protectors on furniture to reduce indentation. As a general rule of thumb, the heavier the item, the wider the floor protector needed. Rolling casters may damage the floor, however, if you choose to use a coaster the double wheel type is generally the best option.
Place a walk-off mat at outside entrances to reduce the amount of dirt brought into your home. The chemical in a latex or rubber-backed mat can permanently stain your floor. A non-staining vinyl-backed mat or a woven rug that is colorfast is suggested.
Spike and/or stiletto high-heel shoes may cause denting and related damage to your floors.
Pet nails can scratch and dull vinyl flooring
Additionally, manufacturers make cleaners, strippers, and polishes that can be used periodically to bring shine back to a dull vinyl floor.