Cleaning your LVP flooring

Cleaning your LVP flooring

Cleaning built strong rigid flooring:

Simply sweep or run a dry dust mop over it to get up the dirt, dust and grit. Avoid treated dust mops as they may leave a residue behind which can dull your floor over time. For a more thorough clean, you'll want a ph neutral cleaner, so nothing with a floor polish or detergent in it. These products may leave a dull film on your floor. Do not use highly alkaline floor strippers to clean; those solutions have the potential to damage the adhesive bonds between the planks. Always pre-vacuum or dust mop before any type of wet cleaning.

Do not use vacuums with rotating beater bars on hard surfaces. Stay away from steam mops, as the heat can cause the vinyl layer to curl up and peel off. Avoid using mop and shine products.

Removing Spots and Spills:

As with any flooring surface, you’ll want to absorb wet spills as quickly as possible by blotting with paper or cloth towels. Rinse with water if necessary and blot dry. Dried spots should be removed by gentle agitation and rinsed with water. Blot dry.

For stubborn spots that water don’t remove, use simple rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) with a clean white cloth. Do not use detergents or abrasive cleaners since these products can leave a dull residue.

Keeping it looking good:

The single greatest cause of damage to any flooring or floor finish is abrasion from dirt and grit. Wherever possible, use walk off mats at entrances and doorways. If mats are placed directly on Rigid floors, use mats without latex or rubber backings to avoid possible discoloration.

Use non-staining floor protectors under heavy furniture, chairs, and tables. Use appropriate window coverings, as direct sunlight may fade the color of the flooring over time.

Recommended products:

Any Bona: Multi-Floor or Laminate product

Homemade: Water and Vinegar