Tips for Maintaining a Vinyl Floor


Vinyl floors are experiencing something of a comeback. Gone are the tatty old fashioned styles of the 80s, replaced with beautifully modern, hardwearing, stain resistant and easy to maintain designs. Now available in a huge range of styles, there is a vinyl floor out there for everyone. Once you’ve chosen your ideal vinyl, it’s a good idea to follow these simple tips to keep your beautiful new floor looking crisp, clean and fresh for as long as possible. 

Invest in some protective felt pads to place underneath heavy furniture. This will avoid any unsightly indents appearing in the floor which are difficult to remove once furniture has been moved. 

Remove dirt and dust with a broom or hoover on a daily basis, though remember to put the hard floor setting on the hoover to prevent any damage. This will prevent any long-term build-ups of grime on the floor which could be hard to remove. 

At least once a week, clean the floor with a mop and pH neutral detergent. You might want to do this more regularly if you have pets or children running around. Remember not to saturate or soak the floor, it will only need a relatively small amount of water to effectively remove dirt and grime. 

If you are planning on moving any heavy furniture over the floor, place wooden boards along the pathway you intend to move it through. This will protect the floor from any scuffs or damage as the furniture is moved. 

Place natural doormats at the entrance of the house to collect dirt and prevent it from being brought through to the rest of the house. 


Avoid using detergents, abrasive cleaners or solvent based polishes on the floor as these can cause damage. If your new floor is no-wax, avoid using any wax-based cleaners or polishes on it as it will leave a residue which will be tricky to remove.

If you are looking for help finding the perfect vinyl floor, pop in to our showroom in Weston-super-Mare or drop us a line on 01934 513740 to speak to our experienced, knowledgeable staff. They will provide you with support and dedicated assistance to help you find the perfect floor for your home. 

Posted by Brian Skidmore
5th June 2017

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