While luxury vinyl tile can look like natural stone and hardwood flooring, it is actually much easier to clean and maintain. Join Floor Coverings International Kalamazoo as we discuss how to clean this versatile and durable material.

Preventative Measures

Before we cover how to actually clean luxury vinyl tile, it is important to consider the ways in which you can prevent messes and damages before they occur. One of the best ways to prevent scuff marks and scratching from appearing on your luxury vinyl tile, is to have your flooring covered with an acrylic finish when it is installed. This will prolong the life of your flooring and protect it against the wear and tear of daily life.

Another way to prevent damage before it occurs is by placing some mats at your doors to help catch wet boots and coats before they drip onto your nice, new flooring. While luxury vinyl tile is water-resistant, this will still help to prevent the creation of standing water that might be forgotten for several hours and eventually cause damage to your flooring.

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Create a Routine

Having a regular cleaning routine is one of the best ways to maintain your luxury vinyl tile flooring. Sweeping bi-weekly, or more often for high-traffic areas like the kitchen, will keep your floors free of dirt and debris and prevent the accumulation of materials that may lead to scratching. Similarly, it is also a good idea to wet mop on roughly the same schedule. Luxury vinyl tile is not as sensitive to water as many other flooring materials, so it will benefit from a proper washing every few weeks.

Addressing Stains

When cleaning up any stains, use a cleaner that is recommended for luxury vinyl tile and a soft cloth to scrub away at the stain. While luxury vinyl tile is a strong material, it still requires a gentle cleaning solution and a softer set of tools. Avoid using harsh chemicals and hard bristled brushes to clean your luxury vinyl tile, as this will lead to unseemly scratches.

Learn More in Kalamazoo

Now that you know how to properly clean luxury vinyl tile, you’re ready to have it installed! Give Floor Coverings International Kalamazoo a call today to talk with one of our design experts. We provide free, in-home design consultations to residents in the Kalamazoo, Portage, Comstock, and Richland areas. We look forward to hearing from you!

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