How To Clean Vinyl Flooring

How To Clean Vinyl Flooring

To keep up the quality of any flooring, you must know how to care for it properly. Carpet, vinyl, hardwood, and tile all require various forms of care. Vinyl is one of the easiest floors to keep clean and maintain. Here are three simple tricks to cleaning your vinyl flooring.


One of the best ways to prepare your vinyl flooring to be cleaned is to vacuum. One of the reasons vinyl is such a great flooring option is because it’s easy to clean. Things like food, dust, or dirt won’t get stuck in fibers because vinyl is easy to clean. Vacuuming vinyl will pick up anything lingering around before you begin using other products. It’s better to clean up any debris you can before you get to moping or using liquid cleaning products. Make sure to use a soft, non-abrasive attachment, so you don’t scuff up the floors. Sometimes a quick vacuum is all you need to clean up your floor!

Liquid Cleaner

Vinyl flooring is resilient, but you must be careful with what products you use on it. According to Home Depot, any pH-neutral floor cleaner is safe for vinyl flooring. It will not leave behind any stains or fade your flooring. Other cleaning products that contain ammonia or intensive scrubbers can leave a film or damage to your vinyl. An over-use of ammonia-based products can fade your flooring and leave it looking dull. Avoid steam cleaning and overly wet mops as well.


Another trick to keeping your vinyl floors clean is providing protection. By that, we mean utilizing rugs, runners,  mats, etc. This is a layer of protection on top of your flooring that can catch things your floor usually get. Not only will it protect your flooring from things like food or spills, but scratches as well. We all have furniture, and no matter how hard we try, it can scuff up our floor. By providing rugs underneath or even pads on the legs of furniture, you are keeping your floor clean. Simply toss your rug or runner in the wash when it needs a wash.

If you are interested in other tips and tricks to keeping your vinyl clean, check out Edward’s Carpet. At Edward’s, we carry a variety of flooring options and brands like Timeless Design Vinyl Flooring. Timeless Design creates beautiful and durable vinyl flooring to meet the needs of any room.  The design of their flooring options are meant to last through lifetimes. You won’t have to worry about replacing Timeless Vinyl anytime soon. With these cleaning tips and Timeless Design, you will have a beautiful floor for years to come. You can find Timeless Designs at any of our four locations in Creve Coeur, Des Peres, Ellisville, and St. Charles.