How to Clean your Luxury Vinyl Floors

Luxury Vinyl flooring is a great option for those who want an amazing look without the high cost of hardwoods, stone, or marble materials. Keep that “like new” look and lasting durability with a floor maintenance and care regimen that properly cleans and maintains your floors as you walk on them over time.

If you are wondering whether maintaining vinyl flooring will be easy for you, then check out what we’ve outlined below:

Cleaning

With Luxury Vinyl floors, you should sweep or vacuum regularly, but do not to use the beater bar on your vacuum, as this may damage your flooring. Need a deeper clean? You can wash your floor occasionally with Resilient & Ceramic Floor Cleaner.

For the more tough cleaning problems, use Armstrong New Beginning® Extra-Strength Floor Stripper. Don't use New Beginning on grouted Alterna™ engineered stone as the floor strippers will degrade the acrylic grout.

For additional cleaning products, we recommend the following:

  • Always treat the affected area immediately. The longer the spill sits there, the harder it’ll be to remove the stain.
  • For Low Gloss Floors - To maintain the shine and protect the finish of low gloss and ultra-low gloss vinyl floors, we recommend Armstrong Satinkeeper® Resilient Low Gloss Floor Finish.
  • For High Gloss Floors – For maintenance for high gloss vinyl floors, use Armstrong Shinekeeper® Resilient Floor Finish.


Protection

The durability of your floors is important and can be obtained with the right protection methods. To keep your floors flawless over time, we have divided your protection regimen into two sections: dos and don’ts.


DO

  • Be sure to lay a plywood panel on your floor when moving appliances or heavy furniture, and "walk" the item across it to avoid scuffing or tearing your floors.
  • Use some of the recommended Armstrong Floor Protectors on furniture legs to reduce floor indentations.
  • You’ll want to reduce the amount of dirt and moisture you’re bringing into your home by placing a natural or colorfast mat at outside entrances.
  • Purchase Armstrong floor care products and floor protectors at your local flooring store or home center.


DON'T

  • Don't use detergents, abrasive cleaners, or "mop and shine" products, as they may leave a dull film on your floor.
  • Use some of the recommended Armstrong Floor Protectors on furniture legs to reduce floor indentations.
  • Don't use paste wax or solvent-based polishes.
  • Don't use highly abrasive scrubbing tools.

If you have any questions about the flooring products we talked about in this post, be sure to contact us.