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How to Clean Vinyl Floors

How to Clean Vinyl Floors
How to Clean Vinyl Floors

Even the most hard-working and durable vinyl floors need regular maintenance to keep them looking and performing their best. Just like every type of flooring, vinyl requires a specific cleaning treatment that won't damage the floor's appearance or quality. Use this thorough vinyl floor care guide from 1877FloorGuy to preserve your expensive vinyl flooring investment. All you need to do is choose the right vinyl cleaner for your specific floors and apply according to the manufacturer's care instructions and the cleaning product's label. Choose a soft mop, such as microfiber mop, to apply the solution. 1877FloorGuy's team of expert customer service representatives is happy to guide you through your vinyl floor care purchase should you need one-on-one advice.

The Best Vinyl Cleaners for Your Floors

The first step in determining which type of vinyl floor cleaner to use is to identify which type of vinyl you have in your home or business. Vinyl floors come in many unique options, including luxury vinyl tile (LVT), vinyl composition tile (VCT), sheet vinyl and vinyl plank flooring. Additionally, commercial and residential vinyl floors are treated differently, so you'll need to select a product for your specific space. Each unique type of vinyl will require its own type of cleaner, but most respond best to gentle, non-abrasive cleaners. Regularly cleaning vinyl floors with a mild vinyl cleaner will leave behind a deep clean without dulling the vinyl's finish.

1877FloorGuy is your source for brand-specific vinyl floor cleaning products. We offer vinyl floor cleaners for a wide range of leading vinyl brands, including Mannington, Congoleum, Tarkett, Armstrong, Centiva and Shaw vinyl flooring. The best course of action is always to read your flooring maker's care and maintenance instructions. Often times, the manufacturer will detail which type of cleaner is best for your specific flooring. For commercial vinyl floor care, you can use heavy-duty vinyl floor cleaners by XL North or Diversey. Before applying any cleaner, make sure that the label clearly identifies the solution as safe for your specific kind of vinyl flooring.

Quick Vinyl Floor Cleaning Tips

  • Restore the shine and luster of your vinyl floors by applying finish once per year in residential environments and twice per year or more in commercial environments
  • Place walk-off mats and furniture floor protectors throughout your home or business to guard vinyl floors from dirt accumulation, scratches and scuffs
  • Never use detergents, ammonia, bleach, abrasive cleaners or "mop and shine" products on vinyl flooring
  • Always avoid using abrasive tools and brushes to clean stains or apply cleaners
  • Wipe up spills immediately to avoid damage, warping and staining caused by moisture accumulation
  • Sweep and vacuum regularly to remove surface dirt, dust and debris from the floor and prevent penetration that can cause scratching and marring
  • Like all resilient flooring, vinyl is very slippery when wet, so make sure to allow the floor to thoroughly dry before using the room