Many homeowners are taking advantage of the affordable installation and low maintenance of vinyl flooring. Commonly used in bathrooms and kitchens, vinyl floor has come a long way and is offered in many faux textures and colors to add style to any room. Known for its durability, vinyl flooring can be easily cleaned with a quick sweeping to remove the dirt and debris and brief mopping to remove any spots or sticky residues. However, on the occasions stains prove to be challenging to the scuffs need removing, we at Nadia’s House Cleaning would like to share some tips and advice on how to deep clean your vinyl flooring.
How to Remove Scuff Marks from vinyl Floors
You can remove the scuff marks and stains with a few simple and readily available tools and products and a little elbow grease to give the vinyl flooring a deep cleaning. Below you will find the equipment you should grab to get the project started.
– Baking soda
– Broom or vacuum
– Commercial cleaner or vinegar
– Dish soap
– Microfiber cloths
– Microfiber mop
– Putty knife
Thoroughly sweep or vacuum your vinyl floors, making sure you get the sides and corners. If you opt to use the vacuum ensure it is on the bare floor setting to avoid the beater bar from rotating and causing scratches. After the vacuuming is completed, grab a microfiber cloth and dampen with water to buff out scuffs that are blemishing the vinyl. After the scuffs are removed, take the putty knife to clear away any bulky residues, like gum, dried gum, or even paint. Be sure to do so gently and cautiously so you do not gouge the vinyl surface. Any compacted substance that is clumped above the floor should come off fairly easy with a little muscle and putty knife.
How to Remove Water & Other Stains from Vinyl Floors
Tough stains such as juice, tomato sauce, ketchup, lipstick, ink, and so on can be eliminated with a baking soda paste. Add a little water at a time to baking soda to create a thick paste, consider how much you need and go from there. Use a soft rag to work the paste into spot and you will see it fade until it is gone. Once the thick clumpy debris cleared and the stains are worked out, mop the entire floor for a deep disinfecting and removal of lingering residues. If you use a commercial cleaner specific for vinyl flooring, follow the directions on the label. If you prefer homemade concoctions combine 1 cup of white vinegar with one gallon of hot water and two or three drops of mild liquid dish soap. Use your microfiber mop to mop the floor with the solution. Avoid over saturation by wringing out the mop well before scrubbing and once you have finished mopping, follow up immediately with a clean dry towel to dry the lingering moisture. Leaving the excess water on the vinyl could cause it to warp, so drying it is very important.
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If you need help cleaning your vinyl flooring or any other aspects to your house, call Nadia’s House Cleaning and let our experts do the rest.