Affordable installation and low maintenance of vinyl flooring are being taken advantage of by many homeowners. Vinyl flooring has come a long way and is offered in many faux textures and colors to add style to any room are commonly installed in bathrooms and kitchens. To remove the dirt and debris, vinyl flooring can be easily cleaned with a quick sweep and brief mopping can remove any spots or sticky residues. Being known for its durability, vinyl flooring has a vast variation in quality, appearance, and more. Despite the usually easy maintenance, vinyl floors can develop scuff and occasional stains can be challenging. With this in mind, we at AMaidzing Agency, Inc would like to share some tips and methods on how to clean vinyl flooring.
Supplies Needed to Clean Vinyl Floors
To give the vinyl flooring a deep cleaning you can remove the scuff marks and stains with a few simple and readily available tools and products and a little elbow grease. Collect the following items:
– Microfiber cloths
– Microfiber mop
– Putty knife
– Baking soda
– Broom or vacuum
– Commercial cleaner or vinegar
– Dish soap
What is the Best Way to Deep Clean Vinyl Flooring?
Make certain to get the sides and corners by thoroughly sweep or vacuum your vinyl floors. To avoid the beater bar from rotating and causing scratches, should you opt to use the vacuum, ensure it is on the bare floor setting. With water to buff out scuffs that are blemishing the vinyl after the vacuuming is completed, grab a microfiber cloth and dampen. Take the putty knife to clear away any bulky residues, like gum, dried gum, or even paint after the scuds are removed. So that you do not gouge the vinyl surface be sure to do so gently and cautiously. With a little muscle and putty knife, any compacted substance that is clumped above the floor should come off fairly easy. With the help of baking soda, the tough stains like juice, ketchup, tomato sauce, lipstick, ink, and more can be eliminated. Consider how much you need and go from there and add a little water at a time to baking soda to create a thick paste. You will see it fade until it is gone by using a soft rag to work the paste into spot. Mop the entire floor for a deep disinfecting and removal of lingering residues once thick clumpy debris cleared and the stains are worked out. Follow the directions on the label if you use a commercial cleaner specific for vinyl flooring. Mix together 1 cup of white vinegar with one gallon of hot water and 2 or 3 drops of mild liquid dish soap if you prefer homemade concoctions. To mop the floor with the solution, use your microfiber mop. Before scrubbing and once you have finished mopping, avoid oversaturation by wringing out the mop well and use a clean dry towel to dry the lingering moisture immediately. The drying step is vital as leaving excess water on the vinyl could cause it to warp.