Vinyl flooring, or sheet vinyl, is a water-resistant, flexible flooring that can come in a vast array of different designs and is perfect in pretty much every room! It’s also waterproof, making it a great addition to any bathroom or kitchen. However, like any flooring, it needs to be cared for and cleaned properly to ensure it keeps its amazing finish for as long as possible. So, with that in mind, we spoke to our flooring experts to come up with our best advice for your vinyl flooring cleaning and maintenance.
One of our mottos at Tapi is that prevention is often better than cure, and when it comes to vinyl flooring maintenance, that rule definitely applies! Here are some ways in which you can prevent dirt, stains, and marks from ruining your vinyl flooring before you have to take drastic action!
Deep cleaning vinyl floors is very useful now and again. Here are a few of our Tapi tips to ensure you know the best way to clean vinyl floors in your house.
Got a burning question about vinyl flooring? We’ve answered it below.
We’ve all been there. First, use a clean cloth and the spot cleaner in the Tapi Maintenance Kit. Try to keep the cleaner just on the stain itself. Then wipe with a damp cloth to remove any residue.
Act as fast as you can on these, or they may stain. Wipe them away, straight away, with an absorbent cloth. If the stain has dried already, don’t worry, just dampen the cloth slightly first.
Fatty or oily spits and spills are common, especially in the kitchen. And keeping the little ones happy with a bar of chocolate, seemed like such a good idea at the time until half of it ended up on your floor. But it’s OK. Just use a floor spot cleaner (there’s one in our maintenance kit) and you’ll be right as rain in no time.
You shouldn’t steam vinyl flooring, because although vinyl is hard-wearing and water-resistant, the heat that comes from standard steam mops is too intense for the materials that make up vinyl flooring. It could potentially cause the tiles to warp and melt the glue with which the flooring is attached – you’ll find out more about this in our ‘What is vinyl?’ flooring guide. We advise using a damp (not sopping wet) mop or cloth with warm soapy water when cleaning vinyl floors.
If you’ve taken our advice, you should feel prepared with the best way to clean vinyl floors. If you need any further assistance or want to chat with one of our team, you can get in touch via phone or email. While you’re here, why not take a look at our gorgeous collection of luxury vinyl tiles, or even book a visit to your local Tapi store to come in and check out our collection in person? Alternatively, you can browse our range of other care guides, including carpets, artificial grass, and more.