Vinyl Care & Maintenance

How to clean and care for luxury vinyl

Many of today’s resilient (vinyl) flooring are 100% waterproof, making them a great flooring choice for bathrooms, dens, and kitchens. While many manufacturers offer water-resistant technology built into the plank and tile finish, it is still important to wipe away water spills as quickly as possible.

The flooring experts at Bowling’s Carpet have put together the following tips on how to care for your new luxury vinyl tiles and planks.

 

Care and Maintenance:

Frequent care and maintenance of your luxury vinyl tiles and planks can be quickly built into your overall home cleaning routine!

  • For daily upkeep, sweep, dust mop or use a manufacturer approved vacuum cleaner without a beater bar.
  • Place all heavy furniture on protective mats to avoid any scratches and place entry or doormats at the entrance to the room to avoid tracking outdoor dirt and soil across your flooring.

If your flooring needs more than just a dry surface clean, use a manufacturer approved cleaning solution and follow their guidelines. For most approved cleaning solutions, you just need to spray and wipe dry without any unnecessary rinsing or washing.

When it comes to those common household spills, wipe away with a micro-cloth and once dry, follow up with a manufacturer approved hard surface floor cleaner to keep your floors looking great! For tougher household messes like wax, gum, or nail polish, consult with your manufacturer guidelines for approved stain removal tips.

 

Additional resources:

Below is a list of additional care and maintenance tips that our team of experts at Bowling’s Carpet put together. It also includes stain removal resources to help keep your luxury vinyl tile and plank flooring looking beautiful:

Shaw Resilient Flooring Care Guide:
https://shaw.app.box.com/v/resilient-viny-warranty

Care and Maintenance Tips:
https://shawfloors.com/flooring/how-to/vinyl/care-maintenance/how-to-clean-resilient-vinyl-flooring

Shaw R2X Hardsurface Cleaner:
https://shawfloors.com/shopping/r2x-cleaner