If you have luxury vinyl flooring, you understand that you care for it to enjoy its maximum lifespan.
Vinyl flooring is known as a naturally long-lasting product. However, there are some rules you should follow to ensure you get long-lasting satisfaction from your floor and avoid any errors that could cause damage and requirements of fixing.
Installation of luxury vinyl flooring
If you install Invictus flooring yourself – or have a professional installation – you need to be aware the first important rule is to maintain a room temperature of around 45 degrees for the first 48 hours.
By doing this, you allow bonding and setting of the flooring. You should follow this up by allowing a day before having any furniture on your floor, permitting the adhesive to dry and set in place. Be sure to clean off the floor as soon as you have finished installation to clear any blotching from adhesive and save them from staining your floor.
Cleaning the floor can be straightforward but requires knowledge of which products are ideal and which are hazardous to the flooring wear layer and adhesive.
Cleaning your luxury vinyl flooring
When you are told that you can clean vinyl with any cleaning product – that is incorrect.
You must refrain from using any detergents on the floor and check bottles of cleaning products or sprays to see if they are vinyl friendly. Wax polishes are not a suitable product to use. Highly avoid scrubbing abrasives which tend to leave scratch marks on the wear layer.
Any spills need to be cleaned immediately using techniques and products, such as a neutral cleaner. Remember to vacuum and sweep your floor at least three times a week. Wash your floor at least once a week, but be sure not to soak it with water. Vinyl has anti-moisture properties, but too much water on the floor could cause damage. Be sure to thoroughly dry the flooring after a mop to ensure no damage.
Caring for it
When choosing furniture for the home, avoid couches or tables with rolling coasters as much as possible.
These items increase the risk of indents due to vinyl’s cushioned texture and can leave scuffs or trails from constant movement. It is practical to use furniture with felt pads on legs that have a much better and friendlier co-existence with luxury vinyl flooring.
Scratches can vanish with a vinyl-friendly polish and sandpaper. Also, for areas where the sunlight is constant, it may be a good move to put a throw rug in place to save discolouration from sunbeams hitting the same area constantly. Any rugs used on vinyl have a non-slip backing to prevent your rugs from sliding across the floor.
Luxury vinyl flooring, such as herringbone flooring, is a long-term investment for your home, but knowing how to keep it at its satisfactory level with a small amount of care such as these tips above provides good stability for over two decades, closer to three. A bit of care and consideration leaves your flooring in good condition and no need for repair.
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