Care & Maintenance
Always remove dust, sand, and grit particles frequently by sweeping or vacuuming your vinyl floor. Don’t use a vacuum with a beater bar as it may scratch your floor. The attachments that come with your vacuum are useful to clean the edges or to get to hard to reach areas
When sweeping or vacuuming does not remove the dirt, mop the floor with clean warm water. Rinse the floor thoroughly with fresh water. If water alone does not clean the surface, use cleaning products recommended by the manufacturer.
If you are unable to determine the manufacturer’s recommendations, use one tablespoon of liquid dishwashing detergent to one quart of water. Or use one tablespoon of clear ammonia to one quart of lukewarm water. Make sure you rinse the surface to avoid leaving behind a film.
Finally, think about prevention. Place non-staining, walk-off mats or rugs at every outside entry to your room.
Removing Stains & Spills From Vinyl Flooring
For spots or spills, wipe them up immediately and use a clean cloth to wipe the cleaner onto the floor.
Make sure the floor’s manufacturer recommends the cleaner and that the product label indicates “self-cleaning,” meaning you will not get an accumulation of wax on your floor. Rinse the spot or spill area thoroughly and wipe dry with a clean cloth.
Avoid using abrasive scrubbing tools as they will leave scratches. Never use abrasive cleaners, soaps, paste waxes, or solvents on your vinyl floor.