Luxury vinyl flooring is durable, liquid resistant and stands up well to heavy noise; nonetheless, it needs to be appropriately maintained to ensure these benefits continuing. Preventative care and appropriate cleaning will ensure your floors last you beyond just the guarantee period.
Take steps to avoid damage
Luxury vinyl flooring is durable; however, even the most robust materials can be broken. Placing a rug or a runner to high traffic areas will help to prevent daily wear and compromising the colour of your floor. Furthermore, consider adding foot protectors onto any moving furniture in your kitchen, such as bar stools or dining table and chairs. Moving furniture is the no. 1 cause for marks left behind on a floor so taking preventative measures should eliminate those.
Not letting dirt and spilt liquids to build upon your vinyl flooring in the kitchen is the best way for preventing any damage. You can do so by cleaning the floor regularly. Sweep the floors with a sweeping brush to remove grit, dirt, dust, crumbs and fallen hairs off of the floor. Opt for a cleaning solution sprayed on a mop for any spilt liquids or grease directly on the floor. When mopping the floor, avoid using too much liquid. Although vinyl flooring is liquid-resistant, it’s still good practice not to drench the floor completely when mopping – it’ll ensure the longevity of your kitchen floor.
Long term care
Vinyl flooring might resemble wooden flooring (depending on the type you have at home), but it does not require the same kind of attention as wood flooring. There is no wax polishing necessary as it can damage the topcoat of the vinyl.
If you’ve got vinyl tiles in your kitchen and one of those gets damaged, you will probably be able to replace just that part of the flooring instead having to rip out the entire floor. However, always consult a specialist before doing any kind of installing or repairing.
Lastly, make sure you use a special cleaning fluid that is made for cleaning vinyl floors. Especially stay away for any products containing bleach!
To ensure your vinyl kitchen floors serve you a long time, a bit of care and maintenance is necessary. If you keep in mind the few tips provided in this post, you should be able to maintain beautiful floors in your kitchen with ease!
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