Vinyl flooring care and maintenance

Vinyl flooring care and maintenance

Vinyl floors are not only durable, stylish and simple to install, they’re also easy to clean and maintain, making your life easy and your home hygienic.

Household cleanliness is receiving more attention now that people are working and studying from home in increasing numbers. Infections are often transmitted by hands or touch, which is why floors are unlikely to be a source of germs, particularly when cleaned and maintained in line with our recommendations for vinyl flooring. Mild detergents will remove dirt from both luxury vinyl tiles and vinyl rolls as part of a simple, gentle cleaning process to keep your floors more hygienic and at their best.

How to clean vinyl flooring

Cleaning vinyl floors requires a straightforward cleaning routine. Wiping or vacuuming is sufficient for cleaning your vinyl floor on a daily basis. Removing dust with a broom or vacuum cleaner avoids the build-up of dust and dirt and makes it easier to maintain your floors.

Every week, or more often if necessary, it’s enough to wipe the floor with a damp mop or a cloth moistened with warm water and a neutral detergent. This helps to remove dirt and keep the floor in top condition. Keep in mind that you don’t need a large amount of water to clean your floor.

How to clean up stains on your vinyl floor

Cleaning tougher scuffs and stains from your vinyl flooring is also relatively simple. Treat stains immediately, for example, by spot cleaning with a nylon pad and neutral detergent. Clean from the outside of the stain towards its center, then rinse and wipe with fresh water. Here are some tips for cleaning different types of stains:

• Oil, vinegar or lemon stains should be removed right away as they may cause discolouration on the surface of your vinyl flooring. You can use a mixture of warm water and a neutral detergent to remove these stains.

• Ink, tomato or blood stains can be removed by putting very diluted alcohol directly on the stain for a few minutes without scrubbing, then rinse off with water

• Pen and marker stains are easily cleaned by rubbing with a little white spirit on a cloth and rinsing well with water

• Rust should be cleaned with an anti-rust sponge and rinsed off with water

Additional cleaning and care tips for maintaining and prolonging the beauty of your vinyl floor

• Avoid rubber bottoms on objects resting on your vinyl floor – it may cause staining

• Clean your floors with natural, soft or neutral detergents • Keep hot items like heaters, ashes or coals at a safe distance/height from your vinyl floor

How to maintain vinyl flooring

By their very nature, vinyl floors are hard wearing, and water, scratch and stain-resistant. Tarkett vinyl floors, for instance, are manufactured with multi-directional base layers, which provide water resistance and high dimensional stability. They’re also treated with a special PUR surface treatment, which provides extreme protection and makes them even more durable and resistant to scratches or stains, and even easier to clean.