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LVT Care and Maintenance

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) flooring is known for its low-maintenance requirements. Here are some general tips for maintaining and cleaning LVT flooring:

Regular sweeping or vacuuming
Use a soft broom, vacuum with a soft brush attachment, or a dust mop to remove loose dirt and debris regularly.

Damp mopping
For routine cleaning, use a damp mop with a mild, pH-neutral floor cleaner. Avoid using excessive water, as standing water can damage the flooring.

Avoid harsh chemicals
Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaning agents, as they can damage the protective wear layer of the LVT. Stick to manufacturer-recommended cleaning products.

Immediate spill cleanup
Wipe up spills promptly using a damp cloth or mop to prevent stains and potential damage to the flooring.

Use furniture protectors
Place furniture protectors or felt pads under heavy furniture to prevent scratches or indentations.

Avoid sharp objects
Refrain from dragging or sliding heavy or sharp objects across the floor, as this can cause scratches.

Entrance mats
Place entrance mats at exterior doors to trap dirt and grit before it reaches the LVT flooring. This helps prevent abrasion and scratching.

Protect from direct sunlight
LVT floors can fade over time when exposed to direct sunlight. Consider using window treatments or rugs to minimize sun exposure.

Avoid steam cleaners
Avoid using steam cleaners on LVT flooring, as the heat and moisture can potentially damage the adhesive and the flooring itself.

Follow manufacturer guidelines
Always adhere to the care and maintenance guidelines provided by the manufacturer. Different LVT products may have specific recommendations.

Remember that while LVT is durable and resilient, proper maintenance helps prolong its lifespan and keep it looking its best. Always consult the manufacturer's guidelines for your specific LVT product, as recommendations may vary based on the brand and type of flooring. For more information on a particular LVT product, please speak to a member of the Karpet Mills team in store.