This article discusses some ways to clean your new vinyl floor
Vinyl floor and laminates both provide excellent and attractive looks. They are not only attractive but provide good comfort and are quite robust and durable. Even the high traffic areas in the home, where most of the activity occurs, do not diminish the good looks and feel of the flooring so easily. However, it must be clear that it is not an indestructible product. The good news with a vinyl floor is that, it is quite easy to maintain and with regular and proper care, you can maintain its good looks.
The first step with maintaining any kind of flooring is to minimize all sorts of dust and dirt particles. While sounding difficult, the solution is quite simple – you can put a doormat near the entrance. The lesser the dirt and dust particles, the lesser will be abrasions and marks on your exquisite flooring. It is a simple solution and will help you maintain the flooring greatly. You’d be surprised by the results of this simple solution. This article explains some of the easiest and most effective ways to clean and maintain your vinyl flooring. You must read the full article to learn more about cleaning your new vinyl floor.
Do you have vinyl flooring in your house? You must read the full article to learn more!
When it comes to cleaning vinyl flooring, you can’t go wrong with plain water and a sponge mop! Always wipe up spills as soon as possible, and mop frequently with plain water. For more intensive cleaning, here are a few tips and techniques:
- Always vacuum or dry mop the floor to remove surface dirt, dust, and hair before moving on to wet cleaning; make sure you get under furniture, in corners, and along baseboards.
- One of the best cleansers for vinyl flooring is apple cider vinegar. The acidity in the vinegar helps remove dirt and grime without leaving a buildup of soap or wax. Simply mix one cup of cider vinegar with a gallon of hot water and use a damp mop to clean, rinsing the mop frequently with hot water.
- For stubborn scuffs, try putting some WD-40 lubricant or jojoba oil on a towel and rub the area until the scuffs disappear. Clean thoroughly with the vinegar and water solution to remove any traces of lubrication.
There are a few areas of caution and products to avoid when it comes to cleaning vinyl flooring:
- When vacuuming vinyl, do not use a “beater bar” attachment; this can damage the flooring surface.
- Never use highly-abrasive scrubbers or steel wool.
- Do not use detergents, abrasive cleaners, or “mop and shine” products, because these can leave a dull film on the floor.
Author: Donna Boyle Schwartz
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