Luxury vinyl tile floors (LVT) add beauty to any type of home. They are durable and fairly simple to maintain with the right type of care. Below are a few of the best tips on how to care for LVT flooring to maximize durability.
Clean The Floor At Least Once A Week
There is no set amount of times that you need to clean your LVT floors. It all depends on your lifestyle. If you have children or animals, you may want to clean your floors more often than someone who lives alone. But you should at the very least sweep, mop or dust once a week, no matter how many people or pets live in your home.
Avoid Harmful Cleaners
Be sure to avoid cleaners that are abrasive and contain ammonia and acetone. Also steer clear of waxes and detergents. These can cause great damage to these beautiful floors. Be sure to use cleaners specifically made for LVT floors.
Use Appliance Lifts And Furniture Pads When Needed
In order to prevent scratches on the floor, be sure to use appliance lifts when moving heavy furniture. Placing furniture pads on the legs of your furniture helps keep your LVT floors safe from harm.
Avoid Direct Sunlight
Direct sunlight on an LVT floor can cause sun damage. The sun’s rays discolor the floor permanently, but at a gradual pace that you may not realize until it’s too late. It’s ok for a little sun exposure but not too much for too long. Adding curtains and blinds can help block out the sun’s harmful rays. This is especially important if your colors are vibrant.
Wipe Up Spills Immediately
Liquid left on an LVT floor can cause beaucoup damage. The liquid can sink into the floor and ruin it. Be sure to clean up any spills as soon as they occur to prevent any permanent damage.
Installing LVT flooring in your home will make the perfect upgrade, but like any floor, you have to take care of it so it will last a long, long time. Call our friendly staff or come visit us at Custom Furniture and Flooring today to see what we have in stock. Contact Custom Flooring today by clicking below to request a free quote.