The Basics of Laminate Flooring
Unlike hardwood flooring, many of today’s resilient (luxury vinyl) flooring are 100% waterproof, so they are great for bathrooms, dens, and kitchens. Although many manufacturers offer water resistant technology built into the plank and tile finish, like Shaw’s Floorte PRO with ArmourBead finish, it is still important to wipe away water spills as quickly as possible. The Webb Carpet Company team would like to provide the following tips on how to care for your luxury vinyl tiles.
Care and Maintenance Tips
Frequent care and maintenance of your luxury vinyl tiles and planks can be quickly built into your overall home cleaning routine without tacking on too much extra time. For daily maintenance, sweep or dust mop or use a manufacturer approved vacuum cleaner without a beater bar. Place all heavy furniture on protective mats to avoid any scratches and place entry or doormats at the entrance to the room to avoid tracking outdoor dirt and soil across your flooring.
If your flooring needs more than just a dry surface clean, use a manufacturer approved cleaning solution like Shaw R2X Hardsurface Floor Cleaner and follow their guidelines. For most approved cleaning solutions, you just need to spray and wipe dry without any unnecessary rinsing or washing.
For common household spills, simply mop up with a micro-cloth; afterwards you can use a manufacturer approved hard surface floor cleaner to keep your floors looking great! For tougher household messes like wax, gum, or nail polish, consult with your manufacturer guidelines for approved stain removal tips.