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Vinyl Flooring Care

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Vinyl Flooring Care and Maintenance


Vinyl flooring is an excellent choice for almost any home because of its durability, long-lasting strength, and beautiful looks. While these features are beneficial for many, vinyl is also known for its easy maintenance. Properly caring for your vinyl floor can help extend its life and preserve its appearance, so it’s an excellent idea to get ahead of it. Whether you have a home full of pets or children, you’ll be able to keep your home looking its best with our tips and tricks for cleaning and maintaining luxury vinyl floors.


From the best tools to clean vinyl planks, everyday cleaning tips, how often to clean vinyl, and ideas on how to prevent damages and dirt, our guide is full of ways to ensure that your home is ready to handle any accident, spill, or pile of dirt that happens.



How to Clean Vinyl Flooring



  1. Start With Pick-up. The best way to clean vinyl floors is to start by picking up loose dirt. While it may not seem like dirt can cause issues on your vinyl, small rocks or pieces of dirt that are stuck in your shoes can be sharp. Over time, they can scratch the surface, which is why picking up dirt is an excellent place to start.
  2. Sweep or Vacuum. To remove dirt, you can sweep or vacuum. Be sure to turn your beater bar off on your vacuum to prevent damages. We recommend that you do this at least once a week. If you have a dirt driveway, pets, or kids, you may need to sweep or vacuum more often.
  3. Vinyl Floor Cleaner. For the next step, it’s best to consult your flooring manufacturer for an approved vinyl floor cleaner. If you don’t have access to the manufacturer’s guidelines, we recommend our Resista Resilient Cleaner. This cleaner is approved for Carpet One luxury vinyl floors as well as most luxury vinyl planks, tiles, or resilient floors. When using this cleaner, be sure to use a mop that does not have tough bristles. These bristles can damage the protective layer on your vinyl floors. Mops that are not abrasive are the best option to use when cleaning and caring for vinyl.


Dos & Don'ts of Cleaning Vinyl Floors


How to Clean Scuffs and Stains

Even with the best care, vinyl flooring can sometimes get scuffed or stained. Here are a few tips on how to clean these common problems:


No matter what type of scuff or stain you're dealing with, it's important to act quickly. The longer a stain or scuff is left untreated, the more difficult it will be to remove."


Preventing Scratches and Scuffs on Vinyl Flooring


Vinyl flooring is a durable and low-maintenance option for homes, but it can still be susceptible to scratches and scuffs. Here are a few tips on how to prevent these common problems:


Pro Tip: The thicker a vinyl plank’s wear layer, the more it will resist scuffing or scratching. When choosing vinyl flooring, be sure to select a plank with a wear layer that is on thicker side.


Removing Stains from Vinyl Plank Flooring


Vinyl plank flooring is a popular choice for homes because it is durable and easy to clean. However, even the most durable flooring can be susceptible to stains. Here are a few tips on how to remove stains from vinyl plank flooring:


By following these tips, you can help to remove stains from your vinyl plank flooring and keep your floors looking their best for years to come.


Vinyl Floor Care & Maintenance Tips



Vinyl Floor Tips for Maintenance and Care




There are a few things that you can do to prevent spills, mud, dirt, and accidents from damaging your vinyl floors. After all, keeping dirt and dust outside means less frequent cleaning inside!





By following these tips, you can keep your vinyl floors looking their best for years to come. Whether you are investing in brand-new luxury vinyl floors or you’re moving into a home with vinyl, it’s easy to maintain and care for luxury vinyl flooring with our tips and tricks. Looking to see some luxury vinyl products? Find a local Carpet One Floor & Home store near you or browse our vinyl flooring catalog. 


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