LVP is made from virgin vinyl but its cut into planks and glued on a core, most times a rigid core or SPC (stone polymer composite). Vinyl is pretty much a soft plastic, so its very hard to ruin unless you are trying to do so. In order to keep your LVP looking nice, there are a few rules to go by.
The best way to care for your Luxury Vinyl Floor is to sweep it daily using a standard broom. This will remove any dirt and debris that can and will cause scratches when enough force is applied. Small pebbles and sand are an LVP's worst nightmare. Though LVP is the best product for homes near beaches or in Florida, it will only perform well if sand is removed daily.
You can also damp mop LVP with 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water. And when we say damp, we mean damp. If using a mop, please ring the water out as much as possible to lessen the chances of water leaking down through the locking system. Once mopped completely, wipe up and excess moisture our small puddles that may remain. Though we say LVP is waterproof, too much water can leak through the joints and into the wood subfloor, or settle between the flooring and concrete. This may not damage the luxury vinyl at first, but water against anything for a long period of time could harm the attached pad, swell the locking system, and will definitely ruin a wood subfloor.
You should clean up any spills and messes as soon as possible. LVP will perform well against liquids, but why take a chance.
The best way to clean AND protect LVP is by using a LVP cleaner like Bona, which can be bought in most all home stores. Use a micro-fiber pad (also at home store), lightly spray top cover the top surface, then use the pad to mop across the floor until all the cleaner has bee spread and mopped across the surface. It's important to change out the micro-fiber pad every room or so. Otherwise you are just carrying dirt from one room to the other. Then, its worse than before.
All furniture should have padding on the feet where it touches the flooring. Any stools or chairs that have a foot less than 2" in diameter should have a pad that is at least 2" wide or wider. These types of chairs are the worst for denting and scraping. Rolling office chairs are horrendous against any flooring, so try not to use rolling chairs. But if its necessary to have one, use a chair mat under the wheels.
Area rugs are great for decoration but that are also great to protect your LVP. Use area rugs in any of the main living areas, or high traffic areas like the living room. A runner should be used in the hallway. The worst place for LVP damage is at an exterior door where dirt and debris gather. Use door mats in front of all exterior doors, and mats in front of high moisture areas like the kitchen sink and the bathtub.
The amount of daily usage will determine how often cleaning is required. Sweep as necessary with a soft broom. Care must be taken if you use a vacuum cleaner. Do not use vacuum cleaners with "beater bars". Wipe over with a clean damp mop or cloth, which should be rinsed frequently in clean water. Remember that all floors can be slippery when wet.
When necessary, wash with a solution of clean water and mild detergent or domestic floor cleaning emulsion*. Rinse thoroughly and soak up residual water. For additional luster, buff with a dry cloth.
Spots, marks and spillages should be wiped up as soon as possible.
*Do no use - wire or nylon wool scouring pads, furniture polish, spirit based polish, powder or liquid abrasive cleaners, bleach or strong detergents.
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