Choose Resilient Vinyl Flooring For Your New Home? How To Keep It Looking Brand New

Posted on: 13 November 2017

If you've decided to go with a resilient vinyl floor for your new home, you've made the right choice. Resilient vinyl flooring comes in a wide variety of design options, including those that provide the appearance of natural stone, and hard wood planks. One of the many benefits of resilient vinyl flooring is that it requires very little maintenance. Follow the maintenance tips provided below to keep your new vinyl floor looking beautiful for years to come:

Keep Your Floors Swept

When it comes to caring for your new vinyl floor, the most important thing you can do is keep it swept. As soon as you see crumbs on the floor, or feel them under your feet, use a soft broom to sweep them away. You don't want to use a vacuum, especially one with a beater bar attachment. The beater bar can scratch your vinyl flooring, and take away the beautiful shine. To make sure you get all the crumbs and dirt that's on your floor, wrap a microfiber towel around your broom and sweep it across your floor. The microfiber will pick up all the dirt, and leave your floor looking clean and shiny. Toss the towel in the washer when you're done.

Wipe Up The Spills as Soon as They Happen

Spills are no match for your vinyl flooring. You don't need to mop your floor just to clean up a sticky spill. All you need to do is wipe the spill up with some soft paper towels, spritz the area with some clear water, and dry the area with a soft cloth. Because there's no grout needed for your vinyl flooring, you'll never need to worry that a red punch spill is going to leave a permanent stain.

Use Mild Cleaners on Your New Floor

If your floor does get dirty, it will need to be mopped from time to time. However, you'll never need to wet mop your floor with a bucket of sudsy water. All you'll need to do is spritz your floor with a mild vinyl flooring cleaner and then dry mop it with a clean microfiber mop.

Avoid Using Steam

If you're used to cleaning your floors with a steam cleaner, you'll want to put the steamer away. Steamers can ruin your resilient vinyl flooring. If you have tile flooring in other areas of your home, you can continue to use the steamer in those areas. However, to help protect your vinyl flooring from heat-related damage, avoid using the steamer.