Vinyl floors have enjoyed great popularity for many years, because they are not only water-repellent, but at the same time resistant to most acids, oils, alkalis and alcohol. However, vinyl flooring owes its popularity primarily to its ease of cleaning. Due to the easy-care flooring of the vinyl floor, one regular dry cleaning out. Nevertheless, it is also recommended weekly wet cleaningto increase the life of the floor. At this point, however, it is important to remember that not all cleaning agents are suitable for basic cleaning of this type of floor. If you use the wrong cleaning agent, this can significantly alter the floor and damage the surface. Those who do not trust themselves with this type of cleaning can also rely on a professional and professional vinyl floor cleaning From Ever Clean fall back on. In the following, we will now go into detail about what you need to consider when cleaning and maintaining your vinyl floor.

What is vinyl flooring?

The vinyl floor is also called PVC floor among others. Due to a continuous improvement in the processing of the floor, the cleaning of the floors has become easier. Modern vinyl floors are, as already mentioned, resistant to acids, alkalis, oil and alcohol. In addition, the hardness of the floors can also play a big role in cleaning and maintenance. To ensure that you enjoy your vinyl floor for a long time, you should quickly remove loose dirt from hard floors. This way you don't run the risk of small scratches forming on the floor.

What do you need to clean a vinyl floor?

For the cleaning of your vinyl floor you need not only suitable cleaning agents, but also various cleaning utensils. In the following lines, we have created two small lists for you on the required cleaning utensils and cleaning agents. Among the best care products for vinyl floors are the following:

  • Special vinyl floor cleaners
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Neutral cleaner
  • Vinegar(essence)
  • Soft soap
  • Glass Cleaner
  • rubbing alcohol
  • Turpentine substitute
  • Dishwashing detergent

You will need the following cleaning tools:

  1. a vacuum cleaner with a special hard floor brush
  2. a soft broom
  3. a mop
  4. a scrubbing brush
  5. a soft cloth
  6. a soft brush
  7. a sponge
  8. Two buckets - for dirty water and clean water

Important: When cleaning vinyl flooring, be careful not to use any solvent-based cleaners. Doing so could damage the surface of the floor.

Clean and maintain vinyl flooring: Instructions

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Attached are detailed instructions on how to clean vinyl flooring. (Image: cottonbro, pexels.com)

Our step-by-step guide below will show you how to properly clean your vinyl floor:

Step one: First remove coarse dirt such as stones and sand from the floor. For this purpose, it is best to use a vacuum cleaner with a hard floor brush. Alternatively, you can also clean the surface with a soft brush. This preliminary work is extremely important, because otherwise such deposits can leave unsightly scratches on the floor. Such dry cleaning should be done regularly - preferably daily or every two days.

Step two: Every one to two weeks, you should then start wet cleaning. For this purpose, it is best to use one of the cleaning agents listed above. However, you should dilute this with some clean water. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions, as this is where most mistakes can happen. We at Ever Clean in Zurich can help you with wet cleaning. Please feel free to contact us via our contact form.

Step Three: Now damp mop the vinyl floor with a wrung-out mop. It is best to have a second bucket ready for dirty water, because this way you can rinse the mop in a separate water container.

Step four: Then wipe again with clear water.

Step Five: After cleaning, you should dry the floor with another cloth. This is the best way to remove the accumulated water and avoid swelling of the floor.

Tips and Tricks: To maintain the natural shine of your flooring, you should clean your vinyl floor every now and then with a mixture of milk and water. A mixture of equal parts achieves the best effect. You should also ensure that the room is adequately ventilated during cleaning. This way, less moisture will accumulate on the walls and the risk of mould will be reduced.

How to remove stubborn stains from the vinyl floor?

Depending on the area of use, it can happen from time to time that your vinyl floor shows stubborn stains during heavy use. However, this is no reason to panic, as vinyl flooring can usually withstand such stains without long-term damage. Similarly, there are also some recommended cleaners and cleaning methods that can be used to clean even very dirty vinyl floors. Stubborn stains and dirt are best removed manually before the actual wet cleaning of the entire floor surface.

To do this, apply a cleaning agent of your choice directly to the stain and allow it to act for a short time. Then remove the cleaner and dirt with a soft, damp cloth. If the stains are particularly stubborn, you can also use special vinyl stain removers. These are available from specialist retailers. If your vinyl floor is textured, you can also use a soft brush to remove the stains. Here, however, you should make absolutely sure that you do not apply too much pressure to the vinyl floor. Otherwise, unsightly scratches can occur.

Our Tip: Unfortunately, vinyl floors tend to discolor under stubborn stains of any kind. For this reason, you should remove heavy stains as soon as possible. If your vinyl floor is located in a heavily used transit area, one of the things you should think about doing is washing it once a month in a professional vinyl floor cleaning to invest. In this way, you prevent the daily accumulated dirt particles from developing into stubborn deposits. In the worst case, stubborn dirt can no longer be removed by hand. You can find out more about professional vinyl floor cleaning in the following section.

Professional vinyl floor cleaning at Ever Clean

If you don't want to clean your floor yourself or don't want to take any chances, we can recommend professional vinyl floor cleaning. We at the cleaning company Ever Clean in Zurich not only have the appropriate expertise, but also all the necessary cleaning agents, cleaning utensils and other aids. With these, even particularly large areas can be cleaned quickly and professionally. Especially in large buildings like Offices, Hotelsbut also in Houses a professional cleaning of the vinyl is most often offered. Regular cleaning by us will allow you to enjoy your vinyl floor for a long time. So don't waste any time and feel free to contact us. You can reach us either by phone at 044 810 18 68 or also by email under info@ever-clean.ch. Alternatively, you can also contact us quickly and easily via our contact form.

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