collaborative post // If you have recently decided on Quick Step flooring, you may think that the tough part was selecting the right design for the home. Once laid successfully by a professional or by yourself, care is needed to keep it aesthetically pleasing for years to come. Simply removing your shoes and wiping up a drip or two is not going to be enough to keep your floor in its long lifespan expected to look.
Taking some simple steps in keeping your floor cared for goes much longer:
Dust and debris are the simplest parts of your floor to eliminate with a quick sweep using a regular non-brittle brush. You must steer clear of wire brushes as they affect your design layer and wear away at the protective qualities with constant use.
Although vinyl flooring is highly scratch-resistant, objects like a wire brush can take an extra toll on your floor, and a vacuum cleaner could have the same effect if the bristles are too low when vacuuming. The floor’s wear layer can only take so much from this abuse in its lifetime.
Microfibre mops are recommended over a regular mop, as vinyl’s waterproof properties will secure against any moisture reaching the subfloor. Regular mops tend to contain far more water than you require and can quickly soak the floor, which needs to be avoided.
Specialist Chemicals Avoidance
When mopping a vinyl floor, you need to be sure that you don’t use any specialised cleaning products unless they are certified by the particular flooring brand as a safe product.
Several mixed-together chemicals could cause discolouration if they are unsuited for vinyl or a specific brand. You will always have to check the manufacturer’s recommendations to avoid causing unnecessary damage. Regular household ingredients such as vinegar mixed with water have just as good an effect in keeping a vinyl floor vibrant for many years without any incident or damage.
Any flooring specialist will advise you when purchasing your luxury vinyl flooring that heavier furniture needs to have felt pads placed on the feet to maximise protection from any scratches or scuffs they could cause.
Although vinyl has higher scratch resistance than other floorings, it is still vulnerable towards moving heavy furniture that would leave indents or scuffs. Felt pads are a cheap and simple item to put on furniture that protects your floor from deep damage or requires replacement tiles or planks.
Keeping Quick-Step vinyl flooring – such as pine parquet flooring – in the super clean condition is a small weekly job that pays off with a long lifespan. It is a lifespan that far surpasses wood or stone flooring. In keeping it tidy and secure by following these tips, you can be sure that your return on investment will be safe for years to come.