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How to best care for your luxury vinyl flooring

Once you’ve chosen your perfect luxury vinyl floor for your home or workplace, next comes the concerns of how to maintain that pristine, fresh flooring feel. Don’t worry, this guide will go through the actions you can take to ensure your flooring fulfils a long and healthy lifespan, both preventative and after accidents have occurred. Remember, life happens and life involves mess, but flooring knowledge is power and will help in the instances that occur.

The benefits of luxury vinyl flooring

Because you’ve chosen wisely in luxury Luvanto flooring, the floor you choose is cleverly, instinctively manufactured to protect itself. This very nature enables it to withstand heavy foot traffic and accidents, such as spillages very well. However, as mentioned above, life happens and we recommend our customers being aware of how to best maintain, clean and care for their LVT for as long as they wish to have it in their space.

Quality that withstands tests

It sounds like an obvious factor, but both forms of LVT (tiles) and LVP (planks) are composed of much thicker layers, than their cheaper counterparts, which make them a safer, much more durable option for any sized space.

Such a difference in the composition’s thickness will also equate to decreased noise levels over time, as well as comfort to walk on with your bare feet. Whether your choice of LVT is for your home or workspace, both places require lots of quality, longevity and durability to stand the daily wear and tear.

Cleaning and maintenance of your LVT

The below tips are tried and tested on both types of luxury vinyls: LVT (tiles) and LVP (planks). Remember, if ever accidents occur and you’re not sure how to best deal with them in the very instance, one of our team are always on hand to help. Ensuring your aftercare for your flooring is just as important to us as your initial consultation.

Due to the robust, withstanding nature of your luxury vinyl, throughout its life, your main focus is to maintain its current state, rather than trying to fix it. As each type and style is incredibly low maintenance, you may be surprised at how little it takes!

To best clean the fresh exterior, the following tips are highly recommended:

  • Regular sweeping or vacuuming the floor
  • Use a gentle microfibre cloth to damp wipe the surface
  • Avoid harsh, abrasive cleaners as the chemicals within them can be damaging to the floor’s surface

To best maintain the fresh exterior, the following tips can be followed:

  • Use doormats to cover all entrances and exits to the room, to protect it from harsh friction and exterior dirt
  • Avoid direct sunlight, as sun damage is the main problem we see, which is extremely challenging to ‘fix,’ as discolouration can occur over time
  • Try not to use wax-based products that become counter-productive in maintenance, as they can end up noticeably dulling your floor’s natural shine
  • Avoid dragging or pushing large, heavy items of furniture and household items, as scratches and scuffs will occur (prevention is always better than cure!)
  • Use a gentle sander and/or buffer to remove scratches, scuffs and marks

How to repair your flooring

Even the most cautious LVF owners can experience accidents involving their floors, with general day-to-day life bringing up unexpected incidences. Please try not to worry when this occurs, as with our help, we can usually find a solution for you as soon as possible.

Repairing your damaged flooring can take many forms and courses of action, such as:

  • E-poxy resin (a clear liquid that will quickly dry out to create a longstanding filling for the hole or area of damage
  • Floor paints can be used to touch up areas of damage. We will happily assist you when it comes to choosing the best option for you and your flooring type. The more seamless the colour match and repair, the better.
  • Remove and replace the affected area (tile or plank). For assistance with this type of repair, contact our fitting service team

Our trusted word on flooring care and maintenance

Through our many years of experience and our hands-on, practical approach to assisting our clients with their flooring, we have built up expert knowledge of every step of the flooring process.

To reiterate our message throughout, fear not when accidents occur. With our assistance, we promise our clients that you can easily replace damaged planks and tiles, fix minor (and major) imperfections on your luxury vinyl Invictus flooring, so that your space remains fresh, beautiful and with that new feel!

As always, if you are feeling under-confident in any of the areas we have covered in today’s article, either visit one of our flooring consultants in-store, fill out our online form or give us a call on  01625 876 387.

We look forward to helping you restore and maintain the zest for life in your luxury flooring!

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