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Top 5 tips on how to take care of your LVT floor

Top 5 tips on how to take care of your LVT floor

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Clean it once a week

Luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) are a popular option for properties and it’s easy to see why. They are durable, waterproof and comfortable underfoot. Because the top layer can be embossed, LVT has a much more realistic look than other options. It can easily mimic stone or wood and comes in a huge range of designs. It is thinner than traditional vinyl and therefore doesn’t disrupt skirting boards. So stay around and see our top 5 tips on how to take care of your LVT floor.

But once you have vinyl installed, what’s the best way to take care of it? Here at Tech Flooring, we want to help you take care of your LVT flooring so it looks fresh and brand new for years to come. Here are our top five tips on how to take care of your LVT flooring.

Top 5 tips on how to take care of your LVT floor

Top 5 tips on how to take care of your LVT floor

This might seem obvious but cleaning your floor once a week is crucial for keeping it looking fresh. By cleaning it at least once a week, dirt and stains are not allowed to sit and cause damage for very long. Cleaning also stops smells, particularly cooking or pet smells, from sinking into the flooring and creating long term problems. Going over with a hoover and then with a mop will keep your LVT floor shining!

Watch out for furniture

 Make sure when you move furniture to always lift rather than drag it. Dragging furniture across the floor can create scratches and damage your floor. It’s also a good idea to put floor protectors on the legs of your furniture. These will stop your floor from becoming dented.

Stains

Spills and messes inevitably happen but it’s important to clean them up as soon as possible. If they are left to sit, they can cause deeper staining that’s hard to remove. Go in with a damp cloth and mild cleaning solution to clean small stains. Always check the cleaning solution bottle to make sure it is compatible with your LVT floor.

Keep pets nails trimmed

This is an easy way to prevent your floor from being scratched and damaged. Keep your fluffy ones claws neatly trimmed to avoid damage.

Hoover more efficiently

This is a great way to keep your LVT floor looking fresh. Make sure your hoover filter bag is not too full before you start hoovering. Another tip is to check your hoover is on the right setting before you start. Having the wrong setting on your hoover can mean that your floor is not cleaned properly. Taking a good amount of time to hoover ensures that no spots are missed and your floor is cleaned thoroughly.

Hopefully, these tips help keep your LVT floor in top-notch shape. Interested in having luxury vinyl tiling installed in your home? We hoped you liked our top 5 tips on how to take care of your LVT floor. Contact us today and we’ll answer your questions with expert advice. Browse our collection today and give us a call for a free quote.

how to clean your LVT floor

How to clean your luxury vinyl tiling floor

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Luxury Vinyl Tiling Floors

Luxury vinyl tiling floors are a popular option for flooring and it’s easy to see why. It is durable, comfortable and stylish. LVT can mimic classic wood or stone floors and looks almost indistinguishable from the real thing. Another benefit to installing LVT flooring is that it can be made much thinner than regular flooring. The thinness means you can install the flooring without disrupting your skirting boards.

But, once you’ve had your LVT installed, what is the best way to go about cleaning it? Cleaning your floor incorrectly can damage your floor and shorten its lifespan. Here at Tech Flooring, we want to help you get the most from your LVT floors. To make it easier, here are the simple steps you can take to effectively clean your LVT floor.

how to clean your LVT floor

how to clean your LVT floor

Step 1- Sweep

Going over your LVT floor with a dust pan and brush or broom is the first step. This sweeping gets rid of surface level, loose dirt. Doing a quick sweep daily means your floor stays clean for longer and won’t need weekly deep cleans. Another tip is to keep doormats or rugs at all door entrances. This stops dirt from getting on the floor in the first place. A similar tip is to have a shoes off rule for the LVT floor, helping it last for longer.

Step 2- Hoover

The next step is to go in with a hoover. Make sure your hoover is on the right setting so it doesn’t damage the floor. It’s a good idea to change your hoover bag filter so the hoover can clean your floor more efficiently. Take your time vacuuming and make sure no spots are missed. If you have time, gently lift furniture out of the way to vacuum underneath. When moving furniture, always lift instead of dragging to prevent scratching.

Step 3- Mop

This step should be done once a week. Use a well-wrung mop with lukewarm water to clean the floor. It’s important not to soak the floor as this can damage it. You can use a mild cleaning solution to help but make sure it is LVT safe first. If there are any tough spots, go in with a small cloth to do spot cleaning. A good tip is to use one mop for cleaning and another for rinsing to get a shiny finish.

Spills and splashes do happen but it is crucial to clean them up as soon as possible! If it is allowed to sit on the floor for too long, your floor can be stained permanently.

By following these simple steps, your LVT floor will stay in peak condition and look brand new for years to come!

Looking to install LVT flooring in your home? Contact us today to learn more and get advice from the experts. Give us a call or send an email to get a free, no-obligation quote today.

Luxury vinyl tiling: Is it the right choice for me?

Luxury vinyl tiling: Is it the right choice for me?

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Choosing a floor for your home or commercial property can be tricky. This is because there are so many factors to consider. A popular choice of flooring in recent years is luxury vinyl tiling (LVT).

LVT is made from layers of PVC. The top layer can be embossed and grooves can be added. LVT comes in specially tailored planks. Because of this, it can very successfully imitate traditional wooden or stone floors.

Here at Tech Flooring, we want to help you make the best flooring choice for your property. Considering LVT but not quite sure if it’s right for you? We’ve got you covered. Here are a few questions to consider before deciding on LVT for your property.

Luxury vinyl tiling: Is it the right choice for me?

What style do I want?

What room is it for?

This is the first question to ask yourself. LVT is ideal for bathrooms and kitchens because it does not absorb water. Compared to vinyl floorings, it can be better for bathrooms because it is thinner and will not disrupt skirting boards or shower trays. LVT also works well in general living spaces. You can pair most styles with rugs to add personality to a room. Surprisingly, LVT works well in bedrooms. It is warmer and more comfortable than most floorings and a modern option for bedrooms.

Can it be used in commercial properties?

Yes! LVT is a slightly more luxury option than vinyl. Because it is durable and waterproof, it is ideal for lobbies, hair salons and offices. It is a low maintenance surface and can easily be wiped clean. LVT is certainly a versatile flooring and a good choice for commercial properties.

What about thickness?

Laminate floors are usually between 7-12mm thick whereas LVT floors are between 2-6mm. This thinness means that the flooring is less disruptive. Despite being thin, because of the way the compressed sheets are made, the floor is still very comfortable underfoot.

What style do I want?

This depends on what room you are having the flooring installed in. One benefit of LVT is that it is almost indistinguishable from wooden or stone floors. Opting for a wood floor style gives you the look of a wooden floor without the difficult upkeep a real hardwood floor would bring. Choosing a lighter coloured floor helps disguise dust and dirt. Wood style floors look great in living rooms and hallways. Stone style floors look classic in bathrooms and kitchens. Match your LVT floors with neutral walls to show them off or pair with patterned wallpaper for a funky look.

What is my budget?

This is an important thing to think about. LVT might not be as budget friendly as other options. However, it brings a range of benefits with it that the other options can’t provide.

Still not sure if LVT is the right choice for you? Contact us today for expert advice. We want to help you get the most out of your flooring. Get in touch to learn about LVT installation in your home today.

Luxury Vinyl Tiles

Top 5 tips on how to take care of your LVT floor

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Top 5 tips on how to take care of your LVT floor

Luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) are a popular option for properties and it’s easy to see why. They are durable, waterproof and comfortable underfoot. Because the top layer can be embossed, LVT has a much more realistic look than other options. It can easily mimic stone or wood and comes in a huge range of designs. It is thinner than traditional vinyl and therefore doesn’t disrupt skirting boards.

But once you have vinyl installed, what’s the best way to take care of it? Here at Techflooring, we want to help you take care of your LVT flooring so it looks fresh and brand new for years to come. Here are our top five tips on how to take care of your LVT flooring.

Luxury Vinyl Tiles

Clean it once a week

This might seem obvious but cleaning your floor once a week is crucial for keeping it looking fresh. By cleaning it at least once a week, dirt and stains are not allowed to sit and cause damage for very long. Cleaning also stops smells, particularly cooking or pet smells, from sinking into the flooring and creating long term problems. Going over with a hoover and then with a mop will keep your LVT floor shining!

Watch out for furniture

Make sure when you move furniture to always lift rather than drag it. Dragging furniture across the floor can create scratches and damage your floor. It’s also a good idea to put floor protectors on the legs of your furniture. These will stop your floor from becoming dented.

Stains

Spills and messes inevitably happen but it’s important to clean them up as soon as possible. If they are left to sit, they can cause deeper staining that’s hard to remove. Go in with a damp cloth and mild cleaning solution to clean small stains. Always check the cleaning solution bottle to make sure it is compatible with your LVT floor.

Keep pets nails trimmed

This is an easy way to prevent your floor from being scratched and damaged. Keep your fluffy ones claws neatly trimmed to avoid damage.

Hoover more efficiently

This a great way to keep your Luxury Vinyl Tiles looking fresh. Make sure your hoover filter bag is not too full before you start hoovering. Another tip is to check your hoover is on the right setting before you start. Having the wrong setting on your hoover can mean that your floor is not cleaned properly. Taking a good amount of time to hoover ensures that no spots are missed and your floor is cleaned thoroughly.