LVT Flooring

How do I Clean LVT Flooring?
You have just placed LVT flooring in your kitchen, which is lovely and clean. That makes you wonder, what is the best technique to clean LVT flooring so you can keep the “just-installed” perfect appearance?
It’s not as simple as giving it a good vacuuming, and there are certain factors to consider. As a result, I’ve put up a guide on how to clean LVT flooring below to help you prevent mistakes and ensure your investment lasts for years.
Understanding LVT Flooring.
Let’s take a quick glance at LVT flooring to understand its makeup, which will also help you understand how to clean it.
Luxury Vinyl Tiles are composed of several layers, including clear protective layers, an aesthetic layer that adds pattern and color, and a core layer that provides padding and stability. Indeed, some types, such as rigid core LVT, have a thicker core, which increases their durability.
Most LVT brands are water resistant, but not completely waterproof. As a result, we must use extreme caution when working with water. Additionally, LVT flooring can be scratched and marked, thus abrasive cleaning chemicals and scourers should be avoided.
Routine LVT Flooring Cleaning
When considering how to clean LVT flooring, there is a very typical method you may follow, which includes:
Sweep away any extra debris and dust with a soft-bristled brush.
Hoover the LVT floor.
Lightly mop the LVT floor.
Sweeping and hoovering should be done as needed, however most people only do it once a week. I recommend just assessing the dirtiness of your LVT flooring by eye and vacuuming and sweeping it whenever you observe an excess of dust or unclean. Do not use a steam cleaner since it can damage the tiles.
You should also lightly mop your LVT floor once a week. Please notice the accent on light. Do not deluge the floor with water because the tiles are only water-resistant, not completely waterproof. As a result, you can use a mop and water, but make sure the mop is properly drained in your bucket before cleaning the floor. Also, don’t use too much pressure; be strong but soft.
LVT Flooring Cleaning Tips
The cleaning process outlined above is fairly comprehensive and effectively addresses the subject of how to clean LVT flooring. However, we can take a step further and look at some ways to safeguard your flooring, extend their life, and make your life easier.
1. Place doormats where appropriate!
You may save a lot of time and effort by placing doormats strategically throughout your home. I have a doormat at my front door and one at the back conservatory door.
Abrasive doormats will trap dirt and debris, preventing it from being trampled on your LVT surface. Obviously, you don’t want doormats in every area, but use them wisely and make sure everyone in your home understands how to use them!
2. Clean spots with a gentle detergent.
While frequent hoovering, sweeping, and mopping will keep your LVT flooring clean, you will undoubtedly encounter unexpected stains such as spilt food or mud from footwear.
To remove such stains, use a moist cloth with mild detergent and gently work the affected area. Because of the smoothness of the LVT flooring top layer, this should be easy to remove. Never use abrasive scourers, as they can leave marks on the LVT.
3. Always verify the cleaning product label for appropriateness.
Furniture polish, bleach, and soap-based items should be avoided when using LVT flooring. This is because they can harm the tiles and even alter the colouration and patterns.
If you are unsure, simply check the product label, which should have clear directions on what it can be used for! Otherwise, visit the company’s website or contact customer service.
4. Move the furniture to clean beneath it!
I have been guilty in the past of simply hoovering and cleaning around my furniture, but please do not do this! I learnt my lesson when I pulled out my conservatory sofa and discovered a startling quantity of dust, filth, and dead spiders!
You don’t have to move your furniture every time, but do it at least once a month to ensure that the tiles underneath the furniture are properly cleared!
LVT flooring is easy to maintain with the right approach.
Cleaning your LVT flooring does not have to be difficult; the key is understanding what you can and cannot do. The first step is obvious: sweeping and hoovering, which should be done as needed.
You should also softly wipe your LVT floor on a regular basis (maybe once a week?). Never use abrasive cleaners, and always verify cleaning products to ensure they are suitable for LVT flooring! With these ideas and processes, you can easily keep your LVT flooring looking brand new.

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