It’s no wonder why vinyl floors are the talk of the town nowadays. The versatile exotic designs, quick installation, and durability make vinyl flooring a worthwhile choice.
However, many homeowners consider cleaning and maintaining vinyl flooring a challenge. Well, let us tell you one thing: it’s not at all difficult to maintain and clean them.
In fact, you can get done with cleaning vinyl floors in a few minutes. Are you wondering how you can maintain the floors and always keep them in appealing tip-top condition?
Well, you’re just at the right place.
In this guide, we’ll tell you about various cleaning techniques for vinyl floors applicable in different situations.
Cleaning vinyl flooring is essential since floors can be a source of worry and concern, but it doesn’t need to be.
There are several cleaning and maintenance techniques that will keep your vinyl floors sharp and crystal-clear at all times. Let’s first talk about how you can clean vinyl floors daily.
Regular cleaning doesn't mean you have to use a cleaning solution and mop the floor daily. It's as simple as picking up a broom for quick sweeping and removing the hair, dust, and fine dust particles. In addition to this, try to wipe the floor with a damp mop or a soft cloth mixed with a floor cleaner once or twice a week.
With just these two cleaning tips, your floor will be free from dirt and shine brightly at all times. Here are the tools you can use for daily cleaning:Brooms
A broom is a quick sweeping option to remove the visible dirt from the floor.
These are excellent choices to remove fine particles.
They are perfectly safe and efficient. Make sure to remove carpet attachments such as the power head.
Deep cleaning is easy and essential to clear all the hidden grease and fine dirt particles you don’t remove with regular cleaning. It's recommended to deep clean at least once a week. Here are the suitable tools which can aid you with deep cleaning:
The wet spin mop is easy to use and efficient.
Spray mops allow you to spray first and then sweep the floor.
Proper vinyl floor cleaners extend the life of your floor and are readily available from your flooring dealer, grocery, or hardware store. Alternately you may create a DIY cleaner using mild dish soap and water (just a few drops of soap are needed per bucket of warm water).
Let’s now move on to the step-wise guide of deep cleaning the vinyl floors.
Step 1: Remove Dust
Start by detecting the fine particles and tiny rocks which can easily scratch the floor. Use a broom, vacuum, or dust mop to remove the dust and dirt from the floor.
Step 2: Prepare the Cleaner solution
If your cleaner is a concentrate or requires preparation, mix it in a bucket as per the manufactures directions. Alternatively, you can make your own cleaner by simply adding a few drops of mild dish soap to a bucket of warm water.
Step 3: Mop
Start from the farthest part and mop and wring simultaneously as you progress towards the entrance/exit of the room. If the cleaning solution appears dirty, dump it and make a new solution.
Step 4: Rinse
Once done, fill a bucket with clean water and rinse the floor using a separate cloth. Don't overlook this step because a soapy residue will always appear on the newly washed surface.
For a perfect finish, use a towel or microfiber cloth to dry the floor.
Paint stains on vinyl floors destroy the look. Plus, there are three different paint stains, each with a slightly different remedial process. We'll touch on cleaning each type briefly.
Here's the step-wise guide you need to follow:
The first step to cleaning oil-based paint stains is the same as cleaning water-based paints. The further steps include:
Dried paint undeniably gives a hard time. So, here's what you need to do:
Now, you have a clear-cut idea of how to clean vinyl flooring. However, there are some things you should keep in mind. Some of them are as follows:
Pet urine can be utterly obnoxious, and the smell can be unbearable. So, get a paper towel and enzyme cleaner and apply them to the urine patches for 10-15 minutes. After that, use a paper towel again to soak up leftover patches.
Whether you want to clean vinyl sheets, vinyl wood, or vinyl kitchen floor, the process will remain the same. Simply sweep the dirt and mop the floor using a vinyl floor cleaner. Finally, rinse it off with a clean cloth, and you're good to go.
We understand that there could be plenty of stains, including scuffs, food and beverages, rust, ink, and pen/marker, lingering on the vinyl floors. To clean such a dirty surface, here are what you should do:
Finally, use our deep cleaning process mentioned earlier to shine the overall surface.
Follow the steps outlined below:
So, you see, it's relatively easy to maintain and clean vinyl floors. The jackpot is that they'll last for a long time to come. So, ready to give a new flooring makeover to your home? Make sure to reach out to Kluesner Flooring - the #1 Choice for high-quality refined vinyl flooring.
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