How to clean Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl floors are a great option to have in your home or business, as they are water resistant, durable, and stylish.

However, they still need to be taken care of on a regular basis to ensure they stay in prime condition!

Here are our top tips for cleaning and maintaining vinyl flooring.


  • Use a microfibre mop
  • One of the best and most convenient ways to clean vinyl floors is by using a microfibre mop, preferably with a spray attachment. A spray microfibre mop is quick to assemble and easy to use.


    When mopping with a spray mop, a good general rule to follow is to start off with two squirts, and then follow with one squirt per m2. This will help give you the most even distribution of water without oversaturing your floors.


  • Don’t leave excess liquid on your floors
  • Make sure you don’t oversaturate your floors when you’re cleaning them, as excess liquid (when left unattended), will increase the chances of your floors buckling out of place. 


    This also means that if you accidentally spill something on the floor, clean it up as soon as you can to avoid any damage.


  • Avoid using harsh cleaners
  • When cleaning vinyl floors, it’s generally better to be gentle with your approach. Quite often you’ll be able to have very clean floors by simply using water, or by adding a neutral floor cleaner to your spray mop.


    This also means avoiding using harsh tools like steel wool, as this can strip away the shine in your vinyl floors.


  • Protect your floors with furniture felt pads
  • Sticking adhesive felt pads underneath your heavy furniture is highly recommended to keep your vinyl floors in prime condition and help avoid any indentation.


  • Protect your floors with rugs or runners
  • Sensitive and high traffic areas can benefit from having rugs to protect the surface, and keep protective mats at the entrances of your home. 


    This will help your vinyl floors last longer, and you’ll also have the added effect of creating a more cosy environment in your home.


  • Avoid wearing high heels, or shoes with cleats or studs
  • While our vinyl floors are scratch resistant, it’s best to avoid wearing shoes with potentially damaging heels or soles, as they could still dent the vinyl due to its soft backing.


    Overall, vinyl flooring is generally easy to take care of because of its resilient protective coating which makes it resistant to stains. This also makes cleaning and maintenance easier than many other flooring types.


    So, as long as you regularly sweep your vinyl floors and give them the occasional mop, they’ll look great for many years.

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