Thanks to state-of-the-art print and embossing technology, vinyl can replicate both
the look and texture of natural materials such as hardwood, limestone, slate and
ceramic. Vinyl can also convey original graphic designs that range from traditional
to contemporary. Vinyl is one of the easiest floors to live with, requiring a minimum
of maintenance. Its soft, cushy feel is easy to stand on, kind to backs and knees,
and forgiving when objects are dropped. Best of all, vinyl is one of the most economical
flooring choices you can make for your home.
Vinyl is an excellent choice for high traffic areas such is playrooms, and wet areas
including bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms. It can be installed below grade
level, making it a good choice for basements.
General Vinyl Floor Care
Vacuum regularly to remove grit and sand. Wash your floor occasionally with the manufacturer's
recommended floor cleaner, such as Armstrong's Once 'n Done No Rinse Cleaner, or
Mannington's Award Cleaner.
Wipe up spills immediately. If needed clean with the manufacturer's recommended cleaner.
You can also clean with luke warm water and clear ammonia.
If you floor becomes dull looking you may need to add the manufacturer's recommended
floor polish to restore the orginal gloss level. First, try cleaning with luke warm
water and clear ammonia to see if there is a film on your floor causing the dullness.
Never use abrasive cleaners, soaps, paste waxes, or solvents on your vinyl floor.
Place non-staining, walk-off mats at every outside entry to your room. This will
help keep sand and grit from being tracked on to your floor.
Vinyl Floor Care Tips
If your floor gets a cut or gouge in it, cover the area immediately and call your
professional floorcovering store. A professional installer can repair the area, but
if the cut is filled with dirt it may be difficult to repair correctly.
If you purchase an inexpensive PVC vinyl floor you should consider placing 2-3 coats
of the recommended floor polish on the floor immediately. Any vinyl floor with a
PVC wearlayer will show scuffs, scratches, and other marks very easily, by adding
the coats of floor polish you will make the floor easier to maintain.
If you have a seam open, cover it immediately, do not wash that area, and call a
floor covering professional to come and repair the seam.
When moving heavy objects across your floor place plywood, or underlayment sheets
down first and move the object over the plywood sheets.
General guide to Vinyl Floor Care
The new vinyl floors are extremely durable and long lasting, but like any floor covering
they still need regular maintainenance to stay looking like new. Follow these general
guideline for vinyl flooring. For more detailed information always refer to the manufacturer's
written floor care procedures.