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.
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.
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.