Different types of flooring require different types of care to keep them looking their best. If you've installed vinyl floors, whether they are planks or tiles, you'll want them to have a long lifespan and continue to add value to your home. On top of regularly cleaning your vinyl floors, there are several proactive steps you can take to make sure your floors continue to look as good as the day they were installed!
How to Care for Your Vinyl Floors
By taking some preventative measures, you can extend the look and life of your vinyl flooring. The number one point to remember is to never push, pull, or drag furniture across your vinyl floors. Dragging any kind of weighted object like this can create both scuff marks and scratches on your vinyl flooring. To maintain your floors and avoid damage, the best practice we recommend is to always lift and carry your furniture - enlist your family members or friends to help out!
For those heavy pieces of furniture or appliances that are not moved often, they should be equipped with flat, non-staining floor protectors. These floor protectors will help prevent dents from forming in the vinyl flooring underneath the furniture.
Vinyl Flooring Maintenance
As part of your everyday habits, there are several additional steps you can take to maintain your vinyl flooring. While vacuums can be used to clean vinyl, you'll want to avoid using a vacuum with a "beater bar." Beater bars are great for loosening dirt from carpet, but they can do quite a number on your vinyl floors. Most vacuums today come equipped with a "bare floor" setting; engaging this setting will help avoid damage to your vinyl floor while still getting it clean.
For an extra layer of protection on your vinyl floors, consider investing in high-quality floor mats. You can place the mats at entrances and exits to collect and trap corrosive substances that can be tracked in, such as dirt, sand, oil, grit, asphalt, and even driveway sealer.
For more tips on cleaning your vinyl flooring day-to-day, check out our blog here.
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Our design consultants are equipped with the knowledge to guide you through the wide selection of products we offer, and our expert installation team is professionally trained to make sure everything gets installed the way you envision. We know your home is an expression of your sense of style, and we're here to make sure you'll be proud of it for years to come.
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