luxury vinyl floors

Maintaining your luxury vinyl floors

Maintaining luxury vinyl floors is relatively easy compared to other flooring types like hardwood or carpet. Here are some tips to keep your luxury vinyl floors looking great:


  1. Regular Cleaning: Sweep, vacuum, or dust mop your floors regularly to remove dirt, dust, and debris. This prevents scratching and keeps the surface clean.
  2. Mop with Warm Water: Use a mop dampened with warm water and a mild detergent to clean the floors. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners as they can damage the finish.
  3. Avoid Standing Water: Luxury vinyl floors are water-resistant, but excessive water can still seep into seams and edges, causing damage. Clean up spills promptly and avoid leaving standing water on the floor.
  4. Use Floor Protectors: Place felt pads under furniture legs to prevent scratches and dents. Avoid dragging heavy furniture across the floor.
  5. Place Mats and Rugs: Use mats or rugs at entryways and high-traffic areas to trap dirt and moisture before it reaches the floor. Make sure the mats have non-staining backings to avoid discoloration.
  6. Trim Pet Nails: Keep your pets' nails trimmed to prevent scratches on the floor.
  7. Avoid High Heels: High heels can dent luxury vinyl floors, so encourage guests to remove them or use protective heel caps.
  8. Use a Steam Mop Cautiously: While luxury vinyl floors are generally water-resistant, excessive heat and steam can damage the adhesive and cause planks to warp. If using a steam mop, ensure it's safe for use on vinyl floors and avoid prolonged exposure to heat.
  9. Periodic Deep Cleaning: Occasionally, you may want to deep clean your luxury vinyl floors using specialized vinyl floor cleaners. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for best results.
  10. Inspect Regularly: Periodically inspect your floors for any signs of damage, such as scratches, dents, or loose planks. Address any issues promptly to prevent further damage.


By following these maintenance tips, you can keep your luxury vinyl floors looking beautiful for years to come.