Vinyl Flooring Maintenance

  • Vacuum vinyl regularly to remove dirt and sand.
  • Wipe up spills immediately. Use a cleaner after wiping up a spill to ensure that it doesn’t stain the area.
  • Use protective mats when moving furniture. Always try to lift furniture to move it, and never slide it across the floor. Placing cardboard or a cloth sheet beneath the furniture will also help protect your vinyl floor from scratching and damage.
  • Protect your vinyl floor by using entry mats, area rugs and furniture pads.
  • Use rug pads under rugs. You can purchase these at Great Western Flooring or your local home-improvement store.
  • If your floor gets a cut or a gouge, cover the area right away and call us. We should be able to repair it – you can contribute by not letting the cut or gouge fill with dirt.
  • Never wear stiletto heels on vinyl floors. A 123-lb., 5’5” woman in stiletto heels can exert more than 2,000 lbs. per square inch of pressure when walking. This pressure can easily dent both wood and vinyl floors and even chip ceramic tile.
  • If you have pets, keep their nails trimmed so they don’t scratch your vinyl floor.
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