Clean Vinyl Plank Flooring

What You'll Need
Mop or rags
Micro-static fiber floor duster
Liquid dish soap

One of the advantages of vinyl plank flooring is the ease of maintenance. Keeping the vinyl clean is very simple. With all the look of hardwood and none of the headaches, vinyl plank flooring is much less expensive and easier to install.

Step 1 - Sweep/Vacuum Floor

To remove dirt and dust from your vinyl plank flooring, vacuum or sweep it with a broom. This should be a daily chore to keep the finish shiny. Follow up with dry micro-static-fiber floor duster to catch remaining dust.

Step 2 - Clean Floor

Add 1 tbsp of ammonia (or liquid dish liquid) to 1 quart of water. Wash the floor using a clean rag or mop. Alternatively, you can use whichever self-cleaning (no rinse) floor cleaner is recommended by your floor's manufacturer.

Step 3 - Rinse Floor

If you decide to use liquid dish soap, rinse residue with clear water. If you don’t rinse, the floor will be sticky.

Step 4 - Yearly Maintenance

The manufacturer of your floor might recommended that you apply a new coat of floor polish to keep your floor glossy and provide additional protection against wear. Please note that using a vacuum with a beater bar can damage vinyl planks, so you should not use it on your flooring. Additionally, avoid using abrasive cleaners and scrubbing pads, which can scratch the surface of the vinyl.