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5 Common Questions about Cleaning and Maintaining LVT Floors

Jun. 11, 2020

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Today, more and more customers consider using LVT flooring as the floor material for interior decoration. One of the benefits is its easy cleaning and easy maintenance. This feature not only allows users to enjoy the long-term durability and stability of the floor, but also brings a lasting, beautiful, and comfortable feeling.

However, how to clean the LVT vinyl floor to ensure it is durable during the warranty period is not a simple problem. In order to ensure that the floor you choose will be well protected in the next few years, you should clearly understand some of the problems of LVT floor maintenance. Here we list 5 common problems of LVT floor maintenance.


Do I need to wax LVT floors?

No need. This is very important. LVT floors do not require waxing, but proper use of floor polish can provide good maintenance. There is a big difference between the two. The floor wax is generally derived from carnauba wax and requires special polishing equipment each time it is used. In general, waxes are commonly used for maintenance on VCT floors in schools and hospitals, so that the floors look neat and bright.

The floor polish is more liquid-based and can be used with a mop and bucket. This is different from wax. Wax is more solid and needs to be polished on the floor surface. For surfaces that are prone to wear or scratches, it is recommended to use a polishing agent. Although this is not a hard requirement, if used properly, the floor polishing agent can provide a protective barrier and improve the gloss and service life of the floor.


Do I need to use a high-speed polisher on the floor polish to improve gloss?

No need. The high-speed polishing opportunity causes the wear-resistant layer to penetrate into the core layer of the floor and damage the floor. High-speed polishing will also cause the separation of the various layers of the floor, resulting in delamination. It is recommended that you slowly polish the ground on the LVT floor to improve the gloss.


What should I do if there are scratches or wear on the floor?

Use a dry mop, broom, or daily vacuum cleaner to clean debris or grit on the floor surface to avoid surface scratches. If scratches or abrasions have occurred, you can lightly polish and the floor will be as clean as new. Other simple fixes include:

Use lacquer or elastic floor sealing lacquer (after cleaning) to hide the smallest to moderate wear. Stain repair tools are also useful.

If the scratches are deep (such as grooves, cuts, or dents), then it is best to replace the floor. This process is relatively simple. Abrasion is similar to deep scratches because anything that causes wear (shoes, chairs, carts, etc.) can generate heat transfer and damage the wear layer. Other solutions include sticking a tennis ball on top of the wooden stick, wiping the scratches, or using a rubber pad to wipe the worn area. Deep scratches that cause damage to the wear layer can be treated with floor polish. If used properly, it can help minimize visible damage.

If you are using the LVT floor of Interfax, it is even easier to replace a damaged carpet. Because Interfax's TacTiles glue-free installation system can easily pick up the floor, remove or replace it. And can achieve zero emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC).


Does LVT flooring help hide dirt or wear?

LVT supplier believes that: when dealing with dirt, it is best to be prompt and prompt. Therefore, we recommend that LVT floors can be used in heavily polluted areas with high traffic. The pattern of the high-grade elastic floor has a variety of tones or textures, which can well hide pedestrian movement footprints, scratches, or dust. Of course, the use of light-colored floors also has the problem of making dirt nowhere to escape, but remember that the spills or dirt on the LVT floor can be easily wiped away.

The important thing to remember is that, like all other hard floor products, high-grade elastic floors are susceptible to normal wear and tear, especially in areas with high traffic. However, unlike many other floor products currently available, high-grade flexible floors are easy to clean for spills, stains, wear, or scratches. The key is to rely on high-quality paint to protect the floor and follow daily maintenance recommendations to find ways to minimize damage.

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