The main benefit of laying sheet vinyl flooring in your home is that it is a lot easier to maintain than other kinds of flooring you have installed. But also you will find that the cost to install such flooring is considerably less than it would be to install say wood or laminate flooring instead.
However, although it is durable if not cared for in the right ways it won’t last as long as you would have hoped. So below we offer some tips you may find useful that will help to ensure that your sheet vinyl flooring looks as good as when it was first laid. Plus will help to ensure that it lasts for many years to come.
Tip 1 – You must make sure that you regularly sweep or vacuum and mop the vinyl flooring you have installed. If you allow dirt and grime to remain on the surface for any amount of time it can eventually lead to it being trodden onto the surface and create stains on it.
Tip 2 – When washing the floor regularly make sure that the mop head is clean. Again if you don’t then any dirt already on it will be distributed across the surface of your flooring and result in stains developing. Plus you will find that the lustre of the floor will be lost over time as well. Plus make sure you never use any cleaning products that may contain harsh chemicals in them. Although they may work they could actually cause damage to the surface of the floor causing it to look much older and dirtier than it should.
Tip 3 – In order to make sure that your sheet vinyl flooring looks as good as when first laid it is important to remove any moisture from the surface. But along with wiping up spills as soon as they occur you should also make sure that you don’t allow any crayon, lipstick, varnish, or shoe polish to come in contact with it. Should this occur take a paper towel or clean cloth to wipe them off? However, if they have already hardened use a plastic scraper (similar to the one you use for getting ice off your car) to try to remove them.