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VINYL CARE

Great Western Flooring Co’s experts put together the following tips on how to care for your new luxury vinyl tile and plank.

LUXURY VINYL CARE & MAINTENANCE

Many of today’s luxury vinyl (resilient) flooring are 100% waterproof, making them a great flooring choice for basements, bathrooms, dens, and kitchens. Although many manufacturers offer water resistant technology built into the plank and tile finish, it is important to wipe away water spills as quickly as possible.

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The first step is to establish a preventative maintenance routine that’s easy for the entire family to follow.

REGULAR CLEANING

For daily upkeep, sweep, dust mop or use a manufacturer approved vacuum cleaner without a beater bar.

FURNITURE PADS

Place all heavy furniture on protective mats or pads to avoid scratches.

INVEST IN DOORMATS

Place entry or doormats at the entrance to the room so you and your guests can avoid tracking outdoor dirt and soil across your flooring.

LVT STAIN REMOVAL

If your flooring needs more than just a dry surface clean, use a manufacturer approved cleaning solution and follow their guidelines. For most approved cleaning solutions, you just need to spray and wipe dry without any unnecessary rinsing or washing.

For the common household spills, mop up with a micro-cloth and once dry, follow up with a manufacturer approved hard surface floor cleaner to keep your floors looking great! For tougher household messes like wax, gum, or nail polish, consult with the manufacturer guidelines for approved stain removal tips. 

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STOP BEFORE YOU SHOP

Below is a list of additional care and maintenance tips plus stains removal resources to help keep your luxury vinyl tile and plank flooring looking beautiful.

Great Western Flooring Co. is the proud retailer of luxury vinyl from reputable brand names.

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