4 Cleaning Tricks to Keep Your Vinyl Floors Gleaming

4 Cleaning Tricks to Keep Your Vinyl Floors Gleaming

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Many homeowners prefer vinyl as the material for their flooring because of its durability and affordability. Despite being cheap and long-lasting, vinyl flooring requires regular maintenance to keep its shine. It’s also important to maintain it to protect it from dents and scratches, which can ruin the aesthetics of your flooring.

The most common way to clean vinyl flooring is to use a bottled cleaner and sweep until smudges of dirt are gone. However, there are more effective ways to keep your vinyl looking lustrous without breaking the bank. 

Here are some cleaning tricks to prevent your vinyl flooring from losing its gleam:

Trick #1: Use a Doormat

It might not be a direct form of cleaning your floors, but using a doormat prevents them from getting dirty. Having doormats will also mean less sweeping time since there won’t be as much dirt inside the house in the first place. Lastly, there won’t be as much sand, mud, or soot on your vinyl floors that could remove the finish of the floor when you sweep it.

Trick #2: Use Shampoo for Hair Spray Build-Up

Beauty can be a pain sometimes, which is also true for your floors. When you’re in a rush, it’s easy to forget about cleaning smudges of hair spray solutions that fall on your vinyl flooring. When it solidifies, it can be tough to remove and clean. However, it’s not impossible. By using shampoo, you can clean that hair spray smudge easily.

Mix a decent amount of shampoo with a gallon of warm water, then use a mop to sweep the dirty spot. When the smudge is gone, rinse your floor with a damp mop to prevent moisture from accumulating.

Trick #3: Stick With Classic Cleaning Methods

While heavy-duty and high-tech cleaning gears seem nice to have, they’re not necessary. A lot of times, these tools can be the cause of damages to your vinyl floor, especially if you’re not careful with specific instructions. As such, you want to stick with classic cleaning methods since they still do the same job. What’s more, such cleaning methods won’t have you shelling out a lot of money just to keep your floors clean.

What this means is that you just have to clean your floors regularly. When something spills, clean it right away. Schedule your cleaning every evening to ensure that dirt doesn’t accumulate on your vinyl floors. Sometimes, even the simplest cleaning solutions can go a long way.

Trick #4: Use the Right Cleanser

A lot of homeowners tend to believe that all cleaning solutions are the same, which can be harmful to your vinyl flooring. Depending on the type of flooring you have, whether it’s a no-wax floor or not, you need to pick the appropriate cleanser to prevent damage. If you have a no-wax floor, you specifically want a cleanser designed for cleaning no-wax vinyl flooring.

It’s extremely important to check the type of cleaning solution you’re using; otherwise, you’ll be doing your flooring more harm than protecting it.


Cleaning your vinyl floors doesn’t have to be complicated. By applying the simple tricks above, you can keep your flooring’s shine for a long time. Additionally, you want to ensure that maintain them regularly so that they won’t lose their gleam unexpectedly.

Byrver knows flooring more than anyone else in Hertford does. If you require flooring or carpet fitting services for your home, get in touch with us today, and we’ll gladly help.


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