LVT Care & Cleaning Guide

This care and cleaning guide is provided in-part by the World Floor Covering Association and manufacturers guidelines.

Your Mother was Right

Keeping the floor clean is not hard, but there are some guidelines to increase the life of your flooring. Dust, sand and grit particles are the enemy. Sweep or vacuum frequently. Don’t use a vacuum with a beater bar as it may scratch your floor. And don’t use scrub brushes. When sweeping or vacuuming does not remove the dirt, mop the floor with clean warm water. Rinse the floor thoroughly with fresh water. If water alone does not clean the surface, use cleaning products recommended by the manufacturer. Most pH neutral vinyl floor cleaners will work but some are not covered under warranty. Bona is one of the brands that are covered and sold in our stores. Do NOT use detergents, abrasive cleaners or “mop and shine” products. And always toss in an ounce of prevention.

**Recommended External Vacuum Service Provider: Qaulity Sew & Vac

It’s Just a Spill

Although your LVT flooring is waterproof, it is still in your manufacturers care and maintenance guide to wipe up spots or spills, immediately and use the same technique on the spot as you would for the whole floor. This will help protect your flooring from potential discoloration and from running the risk of damaging your subfloor (that’s not waterproof).

Meet Mat

Tiny particles, like dirt, can act like sandpaper and scratch your wood. By placing a floor mat at each entryway and encouraging family members and guests to wipe their feet, the majority of dirt and grime will remain on the mat. Note that rubber-backed or non-ventilated floor mats or rugs can damage your floor. Instead use floor mats or rugs made especially for hardwood floors and be sure to shake them out regularly.