How to care for vinyl flooring and linoleum floors

All flooring is unique and needs to be treated as such. Running a vacuum or mop over a floor will keep it clean but if you really want to look after your floor to keep it in as good a condition as possible you need to use the correct flooring cleaner products.

How to care for vinyl flooring and linoleum floors

Vinyl and linoleum flooring both need to be vacuumed or swept regularly to remove dirt before it gets ground in to the floor. When marks won’t come up with a vacuum, clean the floor with a damp mop. Rub the floor only enough to remove dirt on the surface. Use a mild detergent if the stain persists and rinse well.

Regularly waxing vinyl flooring will give more protection and shine.

Linoleum (lino) flooring also needs waxing to preserve its surface. Water-based polishing wax usually works best but a solvent-based wax applied with an electric buffer also can be used. Linoleum dents easily and is badly damaged by alkalis. Clean linoleum with a mild detergent and water solution and rinse thoroughly. Do not use ammonia or strong alkalis.

Floor Pro Vinyl Floor Cleaner: Quick and easy to use ‘spray and go’ cleaner for the removal of dust and dirt from vinyl and linoleum. No need to rinse and dry. Daily use will keep the floor clean and prevent dirt build up.

Floor Pro Vinyl Floor Polish: Ready to use high gloss, slip resistant protective formulation that enhances the appearance of both vinyl and linoleum flooring. Polish is the essential protection for newly laid or unpolished floors, and for floors where the old polish has been removed. Suitable for use on vinyl, linoleum, sealed cork, and sealed wood (except for oiled wood floors).

As with all flooring, using the correct flooring cleaner products will protect vinyl and linoleum from gritty dirt that will eventually scratch the surface and prevent wear in high traffic areas.

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