How to Maintain and Clean Your Luxury Vinyl Tiles

Luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) are an excellent choice for both residential and commercial spaces due to their durability, water resistance, and stunning design versatility. However, like any flooring, they require regular maintenance to keep them looking their best. At Textures Flooring, we’ve been helping homeowners with their flooring needs for nearly 20 years, so it’s safe to say we know a thing or two! Whether you’re new to LVT or have been enjoying its benefits for some time, proper maintenance is key to preserving its beauty and functionality. Here’s your ultimate guide to maintaining and cleaning your luxury vinyl tiles:

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Cleaning Routines

Regular Sweeping or Vacuuming: Dust and dirt can act like sandpaper on your LVT, causing scratches over time. Use a soft broom or a vacuum with a hard floor setting to remove debris. Avoid vacuums with a beater bar as they can damage the surface.

Damp Mopping: For routine cleaning, a damp mop is your best friend. Use warm water and a gentle, pH-neutral cleaner designed specifically for vinyl floors. Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners that can dull the finish.

Immediate Spill Management: Accidents happen, but quick action can prevent stains and damage. Wipe up spills immediately using a clean, damp cloth. For tougher spots, use a mild cleaner and a soft-bristle brush.


Deep Cleaning Tips

Monthly Deep Clean: For a more thorough clean, use a specialised LVT cleaning solution. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and avoid flooding the floor with water. Always wring out your mop thoroughly to prevent water from seeping into the seams.

Tackling Stubborn Stains: For stains that won’t budge, create a paste with baking soda and water. Gently rub the paste onto the stain with a soft cloth, then wipe clean with a damp cloth. Avoid using steel wool or abrasive pads.

Protective Measures: Consider using entry mats at doors to reduce the amount of dirt tracked onto your floors. Place felt pads under furniture legs to prevent scratches. When moving heavy furniture, use plywood or sheets to protect the floor from damage.


Long-Term Maintenance

Avoid Direct Sunlight: Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can cause your LVT to fade over time. Use curtains, blinds, or UV-protective film on windows to minimise exposure.

Temperature Control: LVT can expand and contract with temperature fluctuations. Keep your home at a consistent temperature to prevent warping. Avoid using radiant floor heating at excessively high temperatures.

Regular Inspections: Periodically check your floors for signs of wear or damage. Early detection can prevent minor issues from becoming major problems. Address any loose tiles or edges promptly to maintain the integrity of your floor.


Textures Flooring – Leading LVT Installations in Oxfordshire

Maintaining and cleaning your luxury vinyl tiles doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With regular care and the right techniques, your LVT can remain beautiful and functional for years to come. At Textures Flooring, we’re here to help you every step of the way, from selecting the perfect tiles to ensuring they stay in pristine condition. For more tips and product recommendations, visit our showroom or contact us directly.