Vinyl plank floors are a great option for those seeking a low-maintenance, durable flooring solution. But even vinyl plank floors need regular cleaning and maintenance in order to keep them looking like new. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the basics of mopping your vinyl plank floors.
Gathering Supplies and Preparing the Room
The first step in mopping your vinyl plank floors is to gather all the supplies you will need, including a mop, bucket, cleaner (for best results use a cleaner specifically designed for vinyl plank), and some clean rags or paper towels. Once your supplies are gathered, it is important to make sure that you have removed any debris from the floor before you begin mopping. This includes anything that may be lying around such as dirt or pet hair.
Mop Your Floor
Now it’s time to start mopping! Begin by filling your bucket with warm water and adding your cleaner according to the directions on the bottle. Dip your mop into the solution and wring out until it is damp but not overly wet. Start at one corner of the room and work in slow sweeping motions across the entire floor until it is clean. If there are areas that require extra attention, use a rag or paper towel dipped in the cleaning solution to spot-clean problem areas. It’s important not to let standing water remain on the floor for too long, as this can damage the finish of your vinyl planks over time. When you have finished mopping, empty out any remaining water from your bucket and allow at least an hour for drying time before walking on or replacing furniture on top of your freshly cleaned floors.
Cleaning vinyl plank floors isn’t difficult – all you need is a mop, some cleaning solution specifically designed for vinyl plank floors, and a bit of elbow grease! With these simple steps, you can get your floors looking like new again in no time at all! And while keeping up with regular maintenance will ensure that your vinyl planks stay looking their best for years to come, if something does happen don't forget that Metric Marketing offers professional floor cleaning services for both residential and commercial properties. We hope this guide has been helpful in getting started with proper care of your vinyl plank floors!