Here’s how to maintain luxury vinyl and waterproof flooring

Here’s how to maintain luxury vinyl and waterproof flooring

Waterproof flooring is an advanced, engineered version of luxury vinyl flooring, so they’re both low maintenance. That doesn't translate to "no maintenance," though.

Here are some quick tips for keeping your floors in top shape.

Sweep daily

Sweeping your floors is one of the most important things you can do. Sand and dirt are sharp and can scuff and scratch the floors.
Don't let it embed between the planks or tile-sized pieces! When sweeping, get into corners and under cabinets–anywhere grime can hide.

Use the right tools

This means no harsh or abrasive tools. For example, if you vacuum, turn off beater bars and rotating and agitating brushes that make cleaning easier on your waterproof vinyl flooring.

Mops should be damp, not dripping. Excess water seeps and damages the glue around the pieces, even with a waterproof floor.
Microfiber heads or cloths are preferable, as they capture dirt well. While at it, place mats at entrances so dirt is caught before it even gets into the house.

How to mop

At this point, you're probably thinking, "Are you kidding? I know how to mop!" but it's essential to use manufacturer-approved cleaners; even those "good for all floors" types cause damage when misused.

These are beautiful floors. You want to keep your luxury vinyl or waterproof flooring in Syracuse, NY, looking great and performing well for a long time.

You can find a list of approved cleaners in the warranty or on the manufacturer's website. If necessary, seek the advice of your flooring expert.

Avoid waxy, shine-promoting cleaners as they damage the finish and dull the floors. Don't scrub too hard either; that can damage the waterproof coating!

Visit us for your waterproof and luxury vinyl flooring needs

Onondaga Flooring has provided the area with a tremendous floor-shopping experience since 1968. Our family-owned company wants to show you how to keep your luxury vinyl and waterproof flooring in top shape.

Visit us in Syracuse, NY
. Our waterproof vinyl flooring inventory carries products from Mannington, Pergo Extreme. RevWood, Mohawk, Karastan LuxeCraft, and more. We work with homeowners and businesses in Syracuse, Liverpool, Baldwinsville, Clay, and Cicero, NY.