There are a lot of different voices on how to maintain luxury vinyl flooring, and it is easy to get mixed up with the various ‘experts’ online in which bit of advice is accurate.
We advise the best course of action is always to discuss with your supplier any guidance towards a particular brand. However, as vinyl flooring is a little bit more durable than other floorings, there are specifics in cleaning the floor and what to avoid that are universal, including for the popular Invictus brand.
Regular Household Products
Invictus vinyl flooring can be cleaned with the usual household cleaning appliance such as a regular mop, a non-suction vacuum and a non-brittle brush that will not damage the flooring.
Microfiber cloths and liquid cleaning solutions are also safe cleaning options. The certain items that could damage the wear layer of your floor are metal bristle brushes and steel wool – so it is advised that you don’t use them or anything that has elements of them within it.
Vinyl tile and planks have thicker layers and anti-scratch safeguards, but they can only handle so much. It is not recommended in soaking your floor with water or leaving puddles for long periods. They need to ideally be cleaned up straight away to not affect the safety properties of the planks or be allowed to weaken the adhesive holding them in place.
Steps Following Installation
You should not clean your floor straight away following installation, especially if you have tiles. You have to clean away the leftover adhesive around the tiles straight away, but the floor needs to be left for up to 48 hours so it can be set properly.
Water can upset the work done, so be sure to let it set before making your first pass with a dry sweeping or mop. Following 48 hours you can use a microfiber mop and a ready to use liquid cleaner diluted with water.
The mop needs to be rinsed thoroughly to eliminate any contaminants. No matter what, don’t apply water straight to the floor – let the cleaning products do the work.
Stay on Top
For those occasions when the dirt is trampled into the home, all you will require is a quick wipe and clean with warm soapy water. Resist every urge in soaking the floor no matter how bad it looks. Dry dust is easily removable with a mop or brush using up less than 5 minutes of your day.
Opt for a non-abrasive scrubbing item to reduce the risk of scratching the top wear layer that contains the design. You should also fit all of your furniture legs with felt pads to stop scratches on your top layer whenever they move. Pets jumping down from the couch could even leave a scuff that will need attention, even though the flooring is very pet friendly.
Plenty of options can be undertaken to protect and maintain Invictus, however, some may differ depending on the specific range. Some suppliers may have guidebooks available upon asking, or at least have an outline they can provide to give you the proper care pointers.
Always consult with the provider of your luxury vinyl flooring, such as grey parquet flooring, to ensure the best care options are supplied to you and you can enjoy the product for many years to come.