Luxury Vinyl Flooring (LVF) should never be flooded with water or be allowed to have standing water. This can loosen the adhesive. Care should be taken with heavy furniture and appliances. Furniture protectors should be used that are at least 2” in diameter. The hard and small buttons sometimes found on the bottom of chairs and other pieces of furniture should be removed. High heeled shoes also apply here.
Protect the floors from dirt and grit that can be tracked in by using walk off mats at every entrance. Do not use rubber backed mats. Certain rubber compounds can permanently stain vinyl.
Never use vinegar, acetone or lacquer thinner to clean these floors.
For extreme staining like nail polish , paint, dye and permanent markers try applying fingernail polish remover that contains acetone, but is not pure acetone with a soft cloth and gently rub.
Spills should be removed immediately. The floor should be swept, dust mopped or vacuumed on a regular basis.
Stubborn rubber heel marks can be removed with a soft cloth dampened with mineral spirits.
When the floor gets build up, consult the with the manufacturer’s recommended cleaner system to see if a stripper is available.
Before you buy
luxury vinyl flooring should not be installed over existing resilient floors
when using radiant heat flooring, the substrate should not exceed 85°F
if not installed properly, the floors can look unsightly and not wear properly
these floors can scratch and indentations can be made
it is recommended that these floors not be exposed to too much sunlight
drapes and window coverings are recommended during peak sunlight hours
hot items like cigarettes and matches can burn the floors