Keeping your LVT flooring as good as new
How can I best maintain my LVT floor?
Each LVT floor is designed to last, but to ensure that it stays at its luxurious best for years to come, follow a few regular routines. Cleaning is easy, with just an ordinary broom, microfibre cloth, vacuum cleaner or damp mop with approved detergents.
It’s advisable not to use aggressive cleaning agents on your floor, to use steam cleaners or to let puddles of water to remain after cleaning. The PU finish of the wear layer eliminates the need for any special treatment after installation, but over time, an extra treatment with polymeric dispersion or a PU gloss polish may help if visible contaminations begin to develop.
Is my LVT floor scratch-proof?
The hardwearing top coating of all LVT flooring is scratch resistant to European directives, but not scratch proof. Sharp objects can scratch the floor, so certain precautions should be taken.
The effective use of a doormat reduces the instances of sharp objects such as dust, sand and stones on the soles of your shoes. Furniture legs (chairs, tables, cabinets, etc.) should have suitable protection at their base, while office chairs should have soft wheels. The wheels and the vacuuming opening of you vacuum cleaner should not be damaged or too hard, and the wheels should rotate freely.
Can I clean my LVT floor with a steam cleaner?
The PU protective layer of our LVT floors makes it extremely easy to maintain. Cleaning with a steam cleaner is not necessary and we strongly urge you not to use it. Hot blown steam can cause distortion in the boards, and there is a higher risk of floor damage. The steam can also enter through the joints and dissolve the adhesive bonding, leading to the risk of boards becoming unstuck.
Cleaning & maintenance
Good cleaning and maintenance help to preserve the appearance and extend the life of your LVT flooring.
Cleaning frequency depends on how intensely the floor is used, how many people walk on it, how dirty it is, what colour and what type it is. Following these simple steps ensure you get the most from your LVT flooring for years to come.
Remove everyday dirt with:
- Vacuum cleaner
Remove stains with:
- Moist cloth
- Absorbent pad (not a scourer)
- Moist micro-fibre mop
- Regular mop (as dry as possible)
- A non-aggressive cleaner
- Always wipe up spillages before they penetrate into the floor and cause permanent discoloration.
- An LVT floor can be slippery when wet.
- When a neutral detergent is required, always follow the supplier’s instructions with regard to mixing and how much to use.
- After cleaning, you need to dry the floor within one or two minutes to ensure no cleaning solution and dirt is left on.