Vinyl floors require regular cleaning and waxing to ensure that they last longer and maintain their sparkle.
Keeping the floor clean is not hard, but there are some guidelines to increase the life of your flooring.
Dust, sand and grit particles are the enemy. Find below some useful tips on how to maintain your vinyl floors
Vinyl floors can be polished or waxed to retain their shine make sure you use the recommended cleaning product
Vacuum or sweep your floor daily and clean with a damp cloth where necessary and wipe up spills immediately. Sweep or vacuum it every evening, and wipe up spills right away. To clean dirt that the broom or vacuum can’t get, use a mop dampened with warm—not hot—water. If all else fails, use soap, but make sure the soap is designed for your flooring.
Use only cleaners recommended by the manufacturer or supplier and make sure it is a rinse free cleaner to avoid build-up on the floor. If your no-wax vinyl needs cleaning, wash it with a cleaner made specifically for no-wax floors, following the directions on the container. If you have older vinyl that requires waxing, clean it with warm water and detergent.
No-wax vinyl has a clear polyurethane coating that makes it shine. If your no-wax floor loses its shine, restore it with a polish or sealant made for no-wax flooring. Make sure the floor is thoroughly clean and apply one or two thin layers as directed. It should keep your floor shining for at least a year with only routine damp mopping.
Rinse the floor thoroughly with fresh water. If water alone does not clean the surface, use cleaning products recommended by the manufacturer. An ounce or so of liquid detergent or ammonia in a gallon of water will work, but you will need to rinse the floor well. Do NOT use detergents, abrasive cleaners or "mop and shine" products.
A vinyl or polyurethane finish has been applied on the surface to keep a shine without waxing; the urethane is more durable. To keep it shiny, keep it clean. When washing with a detergent solution, be very sure to rinse it all off. One-step "clean-and-wax" products may leave a film that covers the shine; test if using them. Occasional buffing will heighten the shine.
Vinyl floors can be polished or waxed to retain their shine and again make sure you use the manufacturers recommended product, avoid paraffin based products. Don’t use a vacuum with a beater bar as it may scratch your floor. And don’t use scrub brushes. When sweeping or vacuuming does not remove the dirt, mop the floor with clean warm water.