Vinyl is a very popular flooring choice for kitchens and bathrooms because it’s durable, long-lasting, and available in a wide variety of attractive colors and patterns. Unfortunately, you won’t find “always immaculate” or “never grimy” among its positive attributes. Like all floors, vinyl gets dirty.
The key is knowing how to clean vinyl floors properly and luckily, it’s not very difficult to learn. You can choose from an array of different techniques and tips. With our help, you’ll learn how to clean vinyl floors, as well as how to keep them clean.
- First, you’ll need to remove all of the dirt, dust, and debris sitting on top of the floor. Do this with a vacuum or a broom, whichever you prefer.
- Then, grab a mop. To remove stubborn dirt and leave your floors shiny and clean, you’ll need to use a cleaning product. Vinegar is great if you’re looking for something inexpensive and multi-purpose. Just mix about a cup of vinegar with some hot water (about a gallon’s worth) and you’ve got a simple, disinfecting cleaning solution. You could also use dishwashing soap or a store-bought floor cleaner. Find a cleaning product that will work with your floors (for example, if you have no-wax floors, use a no-wax cleaner). If your floor is waxed, use a gentle cleaner so that you don’t remove the wax coating.
- If you’re having trouble with a particular spot, use a smaller, denser, soft-bristle brush to scrub away the problem. However, steer away from abrasive brushes or steel wool, which can damage your vinyl flooring.
- Finally, rinse your floor to remove any leftover soap.
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