How to Take Care of Your Vinyl Flooring

Grand Rapids Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring is not only durable, but easy to take care of. Whether you have recently installed vinyl flooring in your Grand Rapids home, or you are interested in comparing the required maintenance of unique flooring options, we are here to help.

At Complete Flooring & Interiors, our vinyl floor contractors have created this simple guide to help you enjoy your vinyl floors for as long as possible.

Sweep Your Floors Frequently

The best way to maintain the appearance and function of your flooring material is to be proactive. For vinyl flooring, this means setting aside some time each day to sweep your floors. Dirt and other gritty substances can wear on the surface of vinyl sheets, diminishing their sheen. While forgoing one day of sweeping won’t destroy your vinyl flooring, it’s important to consider the cumulative effect of dirt. For high traffic areas, you will especially want to make sure you are sweeping on a regular basis.

Consider a Doormat or Area Rug

Doormats are great for capturing the dirt and other small debris that can be tracked into your home on the bottom of your shoes. Depending on the layout of your front room, you may want to consider an area rug for more coverage. At Complete Flooring & Interiors, we offer a generous selection of custom rugs for your interior design needs.

Don’t Soak Your Floor

While vinyl floors are highly resistant to water, you should still avoid fully saturating your flooring with water. This can happen innocently enough when homeowners try to mop their floor. You’ll want to make sure while cleaning that your mop is damp, not soaking wet. That way, the moisture won’t be able to seep beneath your vinyl floor to cause water damage. As a cleaning alternative to damp mopping, you can also opt for a daily sweeping routine.

Avoid Rolling Casters

Forsmall kitchens, it may be tempting to put a cart or island on casters for extra work space. While casters are convenient for moving these items where you need them as you cook, they can also damageyour floors if you’re not careful. This is especially true if you aremoving these kitchen surfaces on a daily basis. For an easy solution, you can swap out your current rolling casters for adhesive felt pads that can easily slide over your vinyl flooring, without causing damage.

If you are interested in vinyl floor installation in your home, please feel free to contact our Grand Rapids floor contractors at (616) 458-4806. At Complete Flooring & Interiors, we make it our mission to help homeowners take more pride in their homes through thoughtful interior design.