2 Ways To Clean Vinyl Flooring In Your Home

Posted on: 18 February 2015

If you have vinyl flooring in your home, then cleaning it regularly is important so that it stays looking as nice as possible. Here are 2 easy ways to clean your vinyl flooring without a lot of effort or expense.

Use a Steam Mop

Luckily, vinyl is one of the easiest types of flooring to clean because it cannot warp, crack, split, or break in the same ways that wood and laminate can. When you want to clean your vinyl flooring quickly, steam is one of the best options.

You do not need a huge steam cleaner to do this either. Instead, look for a steam mop that moves around the floor easily. Also, consider one that has an adjustable arm so that you can make it longer or shorter.

In addition, look at the shape of the steam mop head. One of the best shapes is a rounded triangle because the triangle shape can get into the corners of the room better than a round mop head. You can also look for a square or rectangle head, but neither of these designs are as convenient as the triangle shape. 

When you steam mop, you do not need anything else aside from the steam because the heat will kill the bacteria and lift up spills and stains on the vinyl.

Use Vinegar and Water

Second, you can use vinegar and water in order to clean your vinyl if you want it to look and feel extra clean. Vinegar fights bacteria, dissolves stains, and it is excellent at removing odors.

When you use the vinegar, make sure that you open some windows or doors and turn on a fan for ventilation. The smell of the vinegar can be a bit overwhelming, so you need to circulate the air as much as possible.

If you really want to make this method more effective, then use a scrubbing brush and some rags instead of just a mop. Pour the vinegar mixed with a little water onto the floor, and then scrub away until the floor starts to look new again.

You can add as much or as little water as you want. If your floor is especially dirty, then use less water so that the concentration of vinegar is much stronger.

By applying these 2 cleaning methods, you can keep vinyl flooring in great shape so that it looks new for a lot longer. If you have questions or need help, try contacting a company that can help with residential floor cleaning to learn more.