Vinyl Care & Maintenance

Unlike hardwood flooring, many of today’s resilient (vinyl) flooring are 100% waterproof, so they are great for bathrooms, dens, and kitchens. Although many manufacturers offer water resistant technology built into the plank and tile finish, it is still important to wipe away water spills as quickly as possible. The Gregory’s Paint & Flooring team would like to provide the following tips on how to care for your luxury vinyl tiles.

Care and Maintenance

Frequent care and maintenance of your luxury vinyl tiles and planks can be quickly built into your overall home cleaning routine without taking on too much extra time. For daily maintenance, sweep or dust mop or use a manufacturer-approved vacuum cleaner without a beater bar. Place all heavy furniture on protective mats to avoid any scratches and place doormats at the entrance to the room to avoid tracking outdoor dirt and soil across your flooring.

If your flooring needs more than just a dry surface clean, use a manufacturer-approved cleaning solution and follow their guidelines. For most approved cleaning solutions, you just need to spray and wipe dry without any unnecessary rinsing or washing.

For common household spills, simply mop up with a microfiber cloth; afterwards, you can use a manufacturer-approved hard surface floor cleaner to keep your floors looking great! For tougher household messes like wax, gum, or nail polish, consult with your manufacturer's guidelines for approved stain removal tips.

Additional resources

Following is a list of additional care and maintenance tips, plus stain removal resources, to help keep your luxury vinyl tile and plank flooring looking beautiful!

Hard Surface Warranties, Care, and Maintenance

How to Clean Resilient Vinyl Flooring

R2X Stain & Soil Remover