Chosen Vinyl Flooring For Your New Home? How To Keep It Looking Brand New

Posted on: 6 April 2018

If you've decided to go with a vinyl floor for your new kitchen, you've made a great choice. Vinyl flooring is easy to maintain and comes in a wide variety of styles, including vinyl molding. Not only that, but it goes well with any type of décor and home style. Now that you have your vinyl flooring, you want it to last for as long as possible. You also want to make sure that it maintains its brand new appearance. Here are some tips that will help you care for your new vinyl floor.

Protect Against Furniture Damage

When it comes to caring for your vinyl floor, the most important thing you can do is protect it against furniture damage. You might not realize this, but your chair and table legs can cause some serious damage, especially when they're scraped across the floor. To prevent damage, be sure to put floor protectors on your table and chair legs. It's also a good idea to place a rug under your dining room table. Not only will the rug protect against damage, it will also help keep your floor clean.

Sweep Your Floors Daily

Dirt and crumbs can mess with your vinyl floor, especially if it's not cleaned up quickly. Stepping on those granules can press them right into the vinyl. Unfortunately, that can turn into tiny marks all over your new floor. To avoid that, you should sweep your floors at least once a day. That way, the dirt and crumbs don't have a chance to ruin your new floor.

Keep the Cleaning Solution Simple

One of the great things about vinyl floors is that they don't require expensive cleaning solutions. In fact, you can keep your floors clean and shiny with a clean mop and a simple cleaning solution. Fill your bucket with warm water, and add about a cup of vinegar. Mop your floors, and allow them to air dry. Your floors will continue to look lustrous and brand new without all the harsh cleaning solutions.

Clean Up the Stains Quickly

When you get stains on your vinyl floor, you can prevent them from becoming permanent by cleaning them up quickly. Most food stains can be cleaned by rubbing the area with a baking soda paste, and then wiping the area clean with a damp cloth. You can make the paste by placing about a tablespoon of baking soda into a bowl and adding just enough water to form a soft paste.

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