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Cleaning Vinyl Floors

Vinyl plank flooring is known as an inexpensive and easy way to get the sought-after wood-looking flooring in your home. Vinyl plank flooring offers a realistic wood-look with a lot less upkeep than traditional wood flooring. Cleaning flooring is nobody’s favorite thing, but with these tips, cleaning your vinyl floors will be so much easier!

Put A Doormat On Your Vinyl Floor: A doormat is the first thing any home needs, but with a vinyl floor, it’s essential. Whenever you leave the house the substances you track into your home when you return can damage your vinyl floors. Dirt, gravel, and chemicals from asphalt, over a period, can cause vinyl floors to get scratched and discolored. So when it comes to cleaning vinyl floors, a doormat gives you a little head start and will keep it looking brand new.

Sweep Your Vinyl Floor Every Day: Yes, it may seem a little daunting, but if you want your vinyl floor to look and stay great, it’s a worthwhile sacrifice. You don’t have to go overboard. Simply get a soft bristle broom and lightly sweep your vinyl floor for 20 or so minutes every day. You will notice when it comes time to clean there is less dust and dirt because you have already tackled the build-up.

Sweep the Vinyl Before You Mop It: Like I mentioned already, lightly sweeping your vinyl floor every day is a great way to maintain it. And lightly sweeping your vinyl floor right before you mop it is the best way to clean it as it removes all the loose dirt. Not only will this prevent any rough particles from scratching the floors, but it also makes for a fresher looking finish on your vinyl floors.

If You Choose to Vacuum Your Vinyl Floor, Use the Right Setting: One of the reasons people have said you shouldn’t vacuum vinyl floors is because of the scratches a big heavy plastic vacuum can leave behind. However, this is only true if you do not remove the beater bar from your vacuum. The beater bar is what causes all the scratches, so remove that when cleaning vinyl floors and you will have no scrapes, scratches or scuffs.



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