LVT floors, i.e. Luxury Vinyl Tile , are one of the most recent types of floors introduced on the market and are becoming increasingly popular for their great practicality, versatility and also for their beauty.
They are distinguished from classic PVC floors for the shape with which they are made: square tile or rectangular stave from which they take the name “tile” and for the production technique with a press instead of a calender. Luxury, on the other hand, refers both to the quality with which the floor is worked and composed and to the very high definition of the decoration.
A floor that owes its success also to the great ease of installation and excellent resistance to liquids vinyl sheet flooring in gonzales la.
Cleaning an LVT floor is very simple , let’s see in this complete guide what are the steps to take.
THE ORDINARY CLEANING OF THE VINYL FLOOR
The key to keeping an LVT floor clean over time is frequency , not so much the procedure.
The more often you sweep it, the easier it is to keep it looking good over time. This is necessary because the LVT floor is highly non-slip and therefore safe even when wet, consequently, however, it tends to capture dirt on the surface which must be removed by mechanical action.
To clean it, just use a common broom or a vacuum cleaner without a carpet cleaner in order to eliminate dirt and sand deposits. A procedure to be done even on a daily basis if you have pets at home or if you don’t have the habit of taking off your shoes before entering.
An additional valid trick, which applies to all floors, is to haveat the entrance a good carpet or doormat to collect and avoid letting so much dirt into the rooms.
WASH THE LVT FLOOR
LVT is not afraid of water , but stagnation must always be avoided. Common microfiber cloths and floor brushes are used to wash the LVT floor.
As a detergent, a neutral floor detergent is sufficient , the same used for the laminate, it must not be aggressive and it is better to avoid using detergents that eat dust and waxes. It is recommended to avoid the use of solvent-based products.
THE MEASURES TO KEEP THE FLOOR BEAUTIFUL FOR LONG
Use latex-based, non-rubber- based doormats and mats which may eventually stain the LVT floor.
Put felt pads under the feet of heavier furniture and the legs of chairs.
Never use cleaning solvents , such as thinners and acetone, directly in contact with the floor.
Avoid prolonged exposure to heat generated by the sun as high temperature spikes can cause the panels to expand in a concentrated manner.
Beware of burns , extremely hot objects such as matches, cigarette butts, lighted irons, pots, etc., even if there is no risk of flame spreading, they can damage the floor surface.