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Caring For Your Vinyl


 

At Glasswells we are flooring experts, which is why we’ve created this care guide to provide you with all the necessary information on how to keep your vinyl in top condition. Vinyl flooring is known for being fuss-free and low-maintenance but, there are still a few things you need to do to keep it looking great.


MAINTENANCE

 

 

Vinyl flooring is mostly likely to get damaged just after installation. Before you begin moving furniture back into the room, make sure to remove debris then sweep and vacuum to remove any left over dust. Always try to keep sharp objects away from the surface and avoid sliding or dragging anything across it. Ensure that all furniture legs are smooth and wont mark your vinyl and replace any narrow, glass or dome shaped glides with smooth protectors such as felt. Rubber can cause a chemical reaction with vinyl, so make sure your flooring does not come in sustained contact with it.



 


 


HOW TO CLEAN VINYL FLOORS

 

 

Loose debris, dust and dirt should be removed from vinyl flooring regularly. This can be done using a soft brush or with gentle vacuuming. As vinyl is non-absorbent, any liquids will sit on the surface. Always clean liquids immediately with a mop or wrung out damp cloth to wash the surface and always ensure the surface is dry before walking on it. When removing stains, warm light soapy water is enough but if you have any tough stains, products like bicarbonate of soda can help.



VINYL FLOORING CARE TIPS


 

Our list of Do’s and Don’ts are critical to maintaining your vinyl flooring.



DO:

Sweep or vacuum regularly

Once a week, wipe your floor with a specifically designed cleaner

Put doormats and rugs by doors

Lift furniture to move it - even with soft pads, grit can scratch

Keep pets' nail trimmed

DONT:

Use a steam cleaner

Use abrasive materials such as scouring pads

Use furniture polish

Wear high heels

Leave puddles to soak in

Push, pull or drag heavy furniture across the floor




 

For more information regarding vinyl flooring, you can contact us where one of our team will be able to advise. This page is also available in a handy PDF format, which you can download here.



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