Vinyl Flooring: Tips to Make it Last for Decades0

Vinyl flooring has come a long way since the times of grandmother.  Today every major manufacturer is makingRoomSceneProduct_Beaulieu_Horizontal-2030_10144-150x150 vinyl planks that have fantastic optics and finishes and can be put into any situation from a commercial office to your living room.

Vinyl flooring, whether planks or sheets, is still one of the most affordable flooring options you can find on the market. It’s durable and low-maintenance. This flooring is also water resistant. To make it last for decades, here are some tips you can follow:

Use doormat

It protects vinyl flooring from dirt and chemicals, which are its greatest nemesis. Dirt and chemicals can remove the finish of your flooring or cause discoloration.

Keep it clean

Apart from using a doormat, you should also sweep your vinyl flooring using a soft broom. Do it every night after putting your dishes inside the dishwasher.

Avoid using heavy-duty cleaners

Instead, use mild cleaners designed for vinyl floors. For instance, you may use a mop or a cloth dampened with warm water. Make sure that the mop or cloth has been properly squeezed to avoid drenching the vinyl flooring causing the glue to possibly come loose.

Apply the right cleaner

For example, if the vinyl is no-wax flooring, then you must make sure that you only use a cleaner for no-wax floors. On the other hand, if you’re using older vinyl that doesn’t require waxing, you may clean it using warm water and mild detergent. Moisten a mop with this mixture and go over the floor to loosen the dirt/soil.

Rinse well

After applying soap and water to your vinyl flooring, make sure that you rinse it well to remove remaining soap. It’s ideal to use two mops when cleaning vinyl floors. One mop will be used for washing and the other one will be utilized for rinsing.

Protect feet of furniture

Keep in mind that heavy items can dent vinyl flooring. But this can be prevented by applying floor protectors to your furniture.

These are some of the tips that you can follow to protect vinyl floors. If you are ready to use it in your own home, please visit our showroom at Canadian Flooring, 1903 West Broadway. Or call us up for estimates: 604-739-4477