Luxury Vinyl Tile and Plank Care In SW Florida

Luxury Vinyl Tile and Luxury Vinyl Plank – Professional Floor Care

Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) and Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) floors offer a stunning visual mimicking natural wood or stone flooring.  The patterns, colors, textures, and layouts work together to give each room a phenomenal look. LVP and LVP flooring are low-maintenance choices and offer exceptional durability that never needs waxing or refinishing. In fact, wax or “mop on” shine products can damage the floors or create a buildup that interferes with the visual appeal of the vinyl.

How To Care For LVP and LVT Vinyl Floors

Regular Cleaning

Regular cleaning is essential to maintaining the appearance of your vinyl floors. Sweep or vacuum your floors regularly to remove dirt and debris. Mop your floors as needed using a mild, pH-neutral cleaning solution for a deeper clean. Depending on traffic, annually have Tru-Clean Surface Care professionally deep clean your luxury vinyl to ensure years durability and good looks.

Use the Right Luxury Vinyl Cleaners

When cleaning your vinyl floors, using the right cleaners is essential. Avoid using abrasive scrubbers or harsh chemicals, which can damage the surface. Instead, opt for gentle, vinyl-specific cleaners that are designed to preserve the integrity of your flooring.

You should also avoid using vinegar or unique “mop and shine” products since these can leave a layer of film behind. Never use wax polish on vinyl floors, either. Instead, choose a gentle, neutral pH-cleaning product specifically designed to keep vinyl flooring looking its very best.

Also avoid harsh chemicals, such as bleach or ammonia as they can strip away the protective coating on your vinyl floors, leading to dullness, discoloration and permanent damage that will void the manufacturers warranty.

Protect Your Floors From Scuffs and Scratches

To prevent scratches and scuffs, place protective pads under furniture legs and use doormats at entrances to reduce the amount of dirt and sand tracked onto your floors. Additionally, consider using area rugs in high-traffic areas like hallways to protect your vinyl flooring further.

Prevent Dents and Gouges 

Vinyl flooring is susceptible to gouges and dents, so taking precautions is important. Avoid dragging heavy furniture across your floors and be mindful of sharp objects that could cause damage.

Don’t Neglect Spills

Spills should be cleaned up promptly to prevent staining and damage. Wipe up spills immediately with a soft, damp cloth, and then dry the area thoroughly to avoid any moisture-related issues.

Live In SW Florida – Call Tru-Clean Surface Care For Your Luxury Vinyl Cleaning Needs

Tru-Clean Surface Care knows LVT and LVP flooring.  Our certified technicians clean and maintain hundreds of LVT and LVP floors in homes and businesses annually throughout Lee, Collier, and Charlotte County. We are the “cleaner of choice” for many interior designers, floor covering specialists, restoration companies, and homeowners who want to maintain the beauty and integrity of their cherished vinyl flooring.

Tru-Clean Surface Care is A+ Rated by the Better Business Bureau and an eight-year-in-a-row winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service award. We are also a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and are fully licensed and insured.

For more information about our Luxury Vinyl services, please visit us online at of call us at 239-541-4888 – Cape Coral and Lee County, 239-206-1935 – Bonita Springs, Naples, and Marco Island or 941-621-2198 – Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte.

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By following these simple dos and don’ts of vinyl floor care, you can ensure that your vinyl floors remain beautiful and functional for years. Regular cleaning, using the right products, and an annual professional cleaning by Tru-Clean Surface Care can go a long way in maintaining the quality and look of your luxury vinyl flooring.

Frequently Asked Questions About Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Q1: Can I use a steam mop on my vinyl floors?

A1: Using a steam mop on vinyl flooring is generally not recommended, as the heat and moisture can cause warping and damage. Stick to traditional mopping methods with a damp mop and a mild cleaner.

Q2: How often should I deep clean my vinyl floors?

A2: It’s a good idea to clean your vinyl floors, depending on the level of foot traffic and dirt accumulation, every week or two. Use a gentle, vinyl-specific cleaner for the best results.

Q3: Can I use wax on my vinyl floors to make them shine?

A3: Wax is not necessary on modern vinyl flooring, as most types have a built-in shine. Using wax can actually dull the appearance of your floors over time or cause slip and fall accidents.

Q4: How can I remove scuff marks from my vinyl floors?

A4: Scuff marks can often be removed by rubbing the area gently with a soft, damp cloth. You can use a small amount of WD-40 for stubborn marks, but be sure to clean the area thoroughly afterward. Tru-Clean Surface Care can remove most non-permanent scuffs and offers a protective coating to help prevent scratches in the future.

Q5: Is it safe to use a vacuum cleaner on vinyl floors?

A5: Yes, using a vacuum cleaner on vinyl floors is safe, but it’s best to turn the beater bar off to avoid scratching the surface.