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Cleaning and Maintaining Luxury Vinyl Flooring

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Karl Batson
Head of Operations
Last Updated: 14 March 2024
Total read time: 3 min
Cleaning LVT Flooring

So you’ve made the right choice of picking luxury vinyl flooring for your renovation product for its apparent benefits. It’s more durable and friendly to your furry friends and children, and it’s waterproof!

Installing luxury vinyl tiles in your home makes the most sense because of how convenient they are when it comes to spills and unexpected (and sometimes unexplainable) stains. However, that doesn’t mean your floor is exempt from any upkeep or maintenance.

As shiny and resilient as LVT floors are, here are some things to keep in mind about them when you install them in your home.

Get a Sturdy Doormat

Just like the way your mum had one at her place, a doormat lets you collect all the dirt before you bring it onto the floor.

When you enter and leave your home too often, you’re unintentionally bringing in a lot of harsh chemicals and dirt particles.

This also means you have to put in twice as much effort to clean it and use a broom more often.

The Broom is Your Friend

You can take as many preventative measures as you want to limit the exposure to dirt and grime on the floor, but some particles are unavoidable.

Especially if you have kids running around the house, crumbs are bound to happen.

The best thing you can do is sweep them up as soon as you see them and at least once before you clean up the kitchen at night.

Invest in a broom with soft bristles to reduce the impact on the tile surface.

Use the Right (milder) Cleansers

Cleaners that are meant for heavy-duty surfaces are harsher because they need to get off tough stains. You don’t need these kinds of cleaners for smoother surfaces like LVT floors. These are incredibly easy to clean with just a mild cleanser and a swift wipe.

A simple trick to clean up hairspray residue from the floor before it stains is to use a little bit of shampoo. It can get the job done and bonus, it smells great! Some LVT tiles are made with no-wax vinyl, and when cleaning them, you have to find the right cleaner made specifically for them. Older LVT floors might need a wax treatment.

Vinyl flooring is the perfect choice for all kinds of residential and commercial spaces and comes in a wide variety of colours and effects. To purchase the perfect luxury vinyl tiles for your next remodel project, visit Clarmie Ltd T/A Flooring King for all kinds of discount flooring supplies online. Contact us at 0300 303 6069 for more information!

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Karl Batson - Head of Operations

I have 5 years experience in the flooring industry and plenty more experience in managing operations of businesses. I have a great desire and passion for ensuring all operations from top to bottom run as they should. The flooring industry brings many challenges within my job role that I thrive on and with our vast range of brands and products every day is an exciting day.

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