Clean Vinyl Plank Floors
The Best Way to Clean Vinyl Plank FloorsVinyl plank flooring is an excellent alternative to hardwood floors.
It comes with a lower price tag and lower maintenance than hardwood flooring. If you clean and maintain you vinyl plank floors, it give you years of use before needing to be replaced or updated.
What cleaning products should you use to clean your flooring? What is the best way to clean vinyl plank floors?
Floor Cleaning TechniquesIn this article, we look at the best cleaning techniques for vinyl flooring.To start, it is best if you clean your floors with a broom or vacuum cleaner as soon as there is a build-up of dirt, usually daily. In busier areas of the home that see a lot of foot traffic, such as the kitchen, you may want to keep a broom or vacuum handy to clean more often.
Since vinyl plank flooring is water friendly, you can use an everyday soap with a mop to clean more thoroughly. Tougher dirt may need a little scrubbing with a brush; however, ensure that you do not use a metal bristle brush or one that could harm your flooring. Tracked in dirt and messy spills can be easily managed with a mop, soft brush and soapy water. After you’ve cleaned with soapy water, go over the floor again using just water. This will help to keep the floor cleaner for longer as leftover soap can attract dirt. Once the floor is cleaned, the vinyl plank flooring will look good as new.
Thorough Floor MintenanceWhat about the really stubborn stains where soapy water and a mop aren’t enough? For tough stains, try adding white vinegar in a bucket with warm water. You may need to let the solution sit for a few minutes before mopping it up. You can also combine vinegar in a soap solution if an entire area needs a thorough cleaning.
Some vinyl plank flooring can benefit from a yearly coat of floor polish. Clean the floor as you usually would and wait for it to dry before applying the floor polish.