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5 Tips for Keeping Your Vinyl Flooring in Good Condition

Jul 7, 2021

Vinyl is a great, inexpensive flooring material. They look good and are easy to install. For those looking for stylish flooring material that doesn’t require a lot of maintenance, vinyl is a good choice for you. However, although vinyl is easy to maintain, there are still some things you can do to ensure that your floors remain in good condition. Take a look at these five tips: 

Tip #1: Use a Doormat

Prevent stains and debris from greeting your floors by having a doormat. Over time, dirt and chemicals can cause your vinyl floors to deteriorate. Chemicals from the asphalt can stick to your shoes and eventually your floors. A doormat will give you and your guests the place to wipe off your feet before entering your home and remove harmful debris from your shoes.

 

Tip #2: Sweep Frequently

Sweeping your vinyl floors frequently will help prevent dirt buildup. Get the dirt off your floors before it gets into your vinyl sheets and further stains it. The sooner you remove debris, the longer your vinyl flooring will last. Get in the habit of quickly running a soft broom across your vinyl floors every evening, 

 

Tip #3: Use the Right Cleaner

The right cleaner can make all the difference in the longevity of your vinyl floors. Clean your vinyl floors with a cleaner made specifically for no-wax floors. If you have older vinyl floors that require waxing, you can clean them by using warm water and detergent. Rub your vinyl floors just enough to loosen the dirt. Lastly, rinse with clean, cool water. 

 

Tip #4: Use Low-Impact Cleaning Techniques

Avoid blasting away dirt with heavy-duty cleaners. Instead, wash your vinyl floorings using the mildest possible method. Those methods include sweeping or vacuuming every evening and wiping up spills right away. If there’s a stain that a broom or vacuum cannot resolve, gently clean it using a dampened mop and warm water. 

 

Tip #5: Don’t Wax Them

Newer vinyl flooring has a clear polyurethane coating that makes it shine. IF you add a layer of wax to this coating, it will leave behind a mess that you will have to strip off. If you want to restore the shine of your no-wax vinyl flooring, you can use polish or sealant that is specifically designed for no-wax flooring. 

 

Get Help from a Professional Cleaner in Maryland

If you want to ensure that your vinyl flooring looks good and remains in good condition for years, get the help of the professionals at Kent Clean. No matter if you want to preserve the look of your vinyl floors or want help restoring them to their original glimmering sheen, we’re here to help. Give us a call, or click here to request service online.

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Frederick County Floor Cleaning Services: Frederick (21701, 20702, 21703, 21709), New Market (21774) , Mount Airy (21771), Urbana (21704), Ijamsville (21754), Walkersville (21793), Libertytown (21762), and more.

Howard County Floor Cleaning Services: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.

Montgomery County Floor Cleaning Services: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.

Prince George's County Floor Cleaning Services: Bowie (20715, 20716, 20720, 20721), Beltsville (20705), Adelphi (20783), College Park (20740,20742), Greenbelt (25689), Hyattsville (20781, 20782, 20783, 20784), Landover (20785), Laurel (20707, 20723), Springdale (20774), Upper Marlboro (20772, 20774), Woodlawn (21207).

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