Tips on how to maintain a vinyl floor in good shape

Vinyl floorings are becoming more and more popular because of the fact that vinyl is a wet-proof material and more importantly is much more affordable than the other flooring materials. Another immense advantage that vinyl has over the other types of flooring is the fact that vinyl is easy to clean and extremely resilient against stains especially if it is maintained right by professionals like Carpet Cleaning Clapham.

The easiest way to maintain a vinyl floor in top condition is to vacuum, mop or sweep it on a day to day basis. This simple cleaning routine takes no more than five minutes but it will maintain your vinyl flooring clean and good looking. If you opt to mop the floor, you can use your personal homemade cleaning detergent. Simply mix equal parts of hot water and vinegar in a bucket. If you don’t like the odor of vinegar you can substitute it with ammonia. If you don’t have the time to make your own cleaning detergent you can purchase a commercial cleaner from any supermarket or cleaning firm. Keep in mind that some commercial cleaners are made of strong chemicals, so it is for the best if you test it on a hidden part of the flooring before you commence mopping the floor.

Heavily soiled vinyl floors can also be easily cleaned with a homemade cleaner. Get a bucket or laver and pour in it hot water and a small amount of liquid dish-washing soap. Now apply the cleaner on your floor with the aid of mop and allow it to sit from five to ten minutes. The cleaning detergent will loosen the harden particles and you will be able to remove them quickly once you mop your floor with clean water. If the stains aren’t getting off, either repeat the procedure or call professional cleaners to help you.

Mix one part of isopropyl alcohol and three parts of water in bowl and use the mixture to remove wax buildups from your vinyl floor. Apply the wax remover on the problematic areas with a mop or sponge. It is preferable that you use a sponge because you will be able to apply more pressure on the areas that you are treating. Once again if the wax buildups are too much for you to handle, don’t be hesitant to call professional cleaners for reinforcement.

Scuff marks can be removed by treating them with lighter fluid or paint thinner. Once the marks are removed, wash the floor with clean water to remove any excess of the paint thinner or lighter fluid.