Caring For Vinyl Tile: How to Extend the Life of Your Flooring

by | Jul 9, 2021 | Flooring General, Home Tips, Luxury Vinyl Tile

Are you ready to make the most of your home and complete the home renovation that you’ve been dreaming of? There’s no better time to take advantage of the extra time we’ve been spending at home and create the space you’ve always wanted with Ashley Fine Floors! As Edmonton’s top choice for flooring solutions, we’re proud to carry an exceptional inventory featuring the most in-demand products on the market, including Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT). As one of the most popular options in today’s home, vinyl allows you to bring your creative vision to life while staying within your budget.

If you’ve recently installed vinyl in your home, or plan to in the near future, we’ve compiled a few top tips to keep in mind when caring for your new floors. Read on to learn more about caring for these fantastic floors!

Cost-Effective, No Need To Compromise!

One of the main reasons LVT is so popular is the fact that it comes with countless styles and patterns, all at an affordable price point. Vinyl is made of synthetic material that makes it easy to flawlessly mimic hardwood, masonry, marble and other high-end products at a fraction of the original price. As an added benefit, vinyl is also incredibly easy to install, meaning you can complete your changes in record time!

Next to its affordable price point, the other main attractor for using vinyl is how easy it is to care for. With a simple upkeep schedule in place, you can keep your planks looking brand new for several years. Below are a few pointers to help you care for your vinyl.

Routine is Key

While it hardly takes any time at all to care for your floors, the biggest asset on your side will be a weekly routine. The enemy of any flooring is dirt and grime build-up, so having a plan in place will go a long way to preventing future issues. Take a few minutes here and there to sweep, spot mop, and stay on top of dirt, and you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to keep your floors in pristine shape!

Deep Cleaning

It’s no secret that, sometimes, even our best efforts aren’t enough to keep things looking perfect (and that’s okay!). Dirt and grime loves to hide in grooves and under counters, etc, so to avoid build-up and related issues, you’ll generally want to do a deeper clean about once a month. Using a microfibre cloth or mop, wet (NOT soak) your vinyl floors with warm water and gently scrub away anything that’s accumulated. For homes with heavier foot traffic you may even want to consider bi-weekly cleanings, but consider your one day a month a “spa” day for your vinyl! Your floors will thank you for it by looking their best for years to come!

Vinyl and more at Ashley Fine Floors

Ashley Fine Floors is proud to be one of Edmonton’s leading suppliers of vinyl products, and a carrier of Canadian manufacturers like Beaulieu. View Ashley Fine Floors’ extensive collection of vinyl planks by visiting us, or by contacting our team today!