Cleaning luxury vinyl plank flooring
You have the floor that you really want, now you just have to maintain it. The good news is luxury vinyl plank flooring makes it fairly simple. Keeping this type of floor clean requires only a few resources. In fact, there’s a good chance you’ve already got what you need laying around your house. Here is how you keep your luxury vinyl plank flooring looking brand-new in your Dallas, TX home:
Certainly, you’ve already got a broom. Even if you don’t, you can just walk to your local store and find one for very cheap. Brooms aren’t essential to cleaning vinyl plank flooring; however, they do help. They help by reaching areas that aren’t quite as easy to reach with a vacuum or a mop. Dust, pet hair and other particles have a tendency to gather under furniture. Plus, they start to really pile up as homeowners rarely take the time to clean what can’t be seen from a typical viewpoint.
Believe it or not, dust particles are actually sharp. The longer they sit in place the more likely your floor is to develop little scratches. Again, you might not care mcuh about forgotten areas of your floor, though, you never know, you could find yourself redecorating and suddenly those “forgotten” areas are completely exposed. So, put in the extra cleaning effort every so often and sweep the covered areas along with the non-covered areas. You’ll be glad you did!
It’s good to get in the habit of vacuuming as often as every week. Or, if you want to take the easy way out, get yourself a robot vacuum, like a Roomba. You can program these robot vacuums to run at particular times throughout the day. This requires zero effort on your end. Also, you can have it run at a time when you aren’t home so that you don’t need to worry about the noise. We say the “easy” way out; however, using a robot vacuum could also be considered the smart way out as well.
The more you vacuum, the less dust that will build up—it’s that simple. Routinely vacuuming your luxury vinyl plank flooring will keep it in pristine shape.
The third and last contributor to a well-maintained luxurious vinyl plank floor is a mop. These days, there are so many different kinds of mops available to homeowners. No longer do you have to depend on a traditional wring mop. Rather, you can buy mops that have special reusable microfiber cloths or pads. Some pads may even be used as many as 300 times before deemed unusable.
Regardless of what type of mop you use, the important thing is actually doing the mopping. Of the three cleaning tools, the mop is the best. It cleans dust, but it also removes stains and provides a shine to your floor.
One of the reasons luxurious vinyl plank flooring stands out as a great choice is due to its water resistance. Unlike hardwood flooring, luxurious vinyl has a much better ability to withstand water. Though, it’s still wise to clean up spills everytime they happen. The floor’s water resistance makes it safe to mop with water. If you’d like to go a step further, you can mix a cleaning agent into the bucket of water, such as vinegar. Either way, it won’t take more than a weekly mopping to keep your floor in great shape.
If you don’t yet have luxurious vinyl plank flooring in your Dallas, TX home, Toscana Remodeling can make it happen! We have many different floor types for sale and we will also install whatever flooring you choose into your home. Contact Toscana Remodeling now at (972) 406-8881. Also, please visit our blog for more info on flooring and general home remodeling.