How to Clean Vinyl Flooring?
To keep your vinyl flooring clean and be able to maintain the look, we suggest you follow the below instructions of Do’s and Don’ts:
- Always keep your floors free from dirt and dust.
- Vacuum regularly
- Before wet mopping make sure to sweep with a broom to remove hair, dirt and dust.
- Place door mats near entryways to stop dirt from getting in
- When moving heavy furniture across the room, make sure to place a rug underneath to avoid scratches on your floor.
- Make sure you place felt pads under the furniture legs to prevent dents on your floor.
- The best way to clean vinyl flooring is to use plain warm water and mop the place.
- If spills occur, clean up immediately
- Best way to deep clean vinyl floors is by using vinegar. Vinegar helps to remove the grit and dirt. After mopping, it doesn’t leave a soapy affect to the floor.
- If the floor is very dirty, try adding a few drops of dish wash liquid to the mixture of vinegar and warm water, and mop the place again.
- Can add a few drops of baby oil to the mix of vinegar and water to give your floor a shine.
- Does you floor have stubborn scratch marks, take jojoba oil on a cloth and wipe the area till the marks disappear. Then clean the place with vinegar and water.
- Mix baking soda and water in to a paste and rub the stains caused by ketchup, mustard sauce, juices or any other stains caused by food. Rub it till the stain disappears and wipe the area with a damp cloth.
- Stains caused by ink, dye or cosmetics can be removed using alcohol and a soft brush.
- Crayon marks everywhere?? Use mineral spirits to clean up
- Use mineral spirits to clean up stains caused by paint or sketch pens
- Use nail polish remover to remove stains caused by nail polish.
- When vacuuming vinyl floors never use the power nozzle, this can harm the floor.
- Do not use rough scrubbers or steel scrubbers on your floors
- Never use polishes or wax
- Never use detergents; they can be very harsh on the floor.
- Do not use ammonia based cleaning solutions as this can cause your floor to crack.
With just a little time, energy and the proper know-how, you can keep your vinyl floors clean and shiny for years to come.