Care guides

Vinyl flooring care guide

Vinyl flooring care

Vinyl flooring is becoming an increasingly popular choice for homes, both versatile and easy-to-clean, you can choose from a wide range of classic and modern designs. With regular care and maintenance, you can ensure your vinyl flooring looks as good as new, for many years to come.

It starts at installation

After your vinyl flooring has been fitted in your home, try to avoid walking on it as much as possible for the first 24 hours unless it’s completely necessary. If you do have to walk on your flooring, try to stay away from any seams or edges. We would recommend waiting at least three days before you clean your vinyl flooring with water or a liquid cleaning product after it has been fitted, allowing time for the adhesive to completely set.

Regular TLC

As well as being highly durable and water resistant, vinyl flooring also handles dust and dirt much better than other flooring surfaces, but a little TLC never hurt anybody and will keep your vinyl looking its best.

Sweep your vinyl flooring to remove any loose dirt and dust, followed by a damp mop to restore your vinyl. Please avoid using any harsh scrubbing tools or cleaning products, as this can dull the colour and cause damage to your vinyl flooring.

Don’t let spills linger

It’s crucial to catch a spill in its tracks to avoid any permanent stains to your flooring; quickly wipe away any excess moisture with a clean cloth or towel and rinse the area with water. For more stubborn spills, use gentle vinyl flooring cleaner applied to a non-abrasive scrubbing pad. For a DIY stain cleaner, simply add a dash of lemon juice to some warm water and watch the stain disappear.

Fading

Just like carpets, vinyl flooring can be damaged by over exposure to natural sunlight. To limit the amount of sunlight that enters the room and avoid any damage to your flooring, use curtains or blinds in rooms when vinyl flooring has been fitted.

Protect your vinyl flooring

We would always recommend using floor protectors on the legs of your furniture to prevent any dents or scratches, allowing you to move your furniture around with ease. If your vinyl flooring has been fitted near an exterior door, using mats will help to trap dirt and stop it from spreading around your home. Rugs and mats are also a great addition to high traffic areas, but be sure to use anti-slip underlay to avoid them slipping on your vinyl flooring.