Monday, 13 April 2009

Vinyl Floor Care And Maintenance

Vinyl flooring is a popular type of flooring for a number of reasons. It comes in a variety of styles, it is affordable and it is durable. If you have vinyl flooring in your home you should read this article for some quick tips on how to maintain it.

Vinyl flooring actually requires little maintenance but it still requires some level of care to make it last. First off, it should be swept several times a week to remove dirt and grit. This material will wear the floor when it is walked on and will shorten its life if not removed often. At least once a week you should then mop your vinyl flooring. Use a cleaner designed for vinyl floors or a mild household detergent. To mop the floor mix up your solution and mop a layer onto your floor. Let it dwell for a minute and then mop it up. Allowing it to dwell will help it break down and absorb soil. Follow this up with a rinse using a mop bucket full of plain water to remove any residue for a floor that will stay cleaner longer. Place fans on the floor to speed up the drying if you need to put the floors back in use quickly. That is about all there is to the cleaning. If you choose to use a cleaner with a built in polish or protectant be sure to check with your manufacturer to make sure that it will not damage your finish.

Obviously no floor is maintenance free but vinyl is about as close as you will get. That being said, there is still some maintenance that needs to be done. Just do this little maintenance and you will have a floor that will last and beautify your home for many many years.

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