Today’s vinyl flooring offers an elegant appearance and an enduring value. If you only remember yesterday’s vinyl flooring… you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Nothing brings style, durability and comfort together quite like today’s vinyl flooring. And talk about affordability. That flooring in your kitchen may look like expensive hardwood. But it’s vinyl. Yes, vinyl flooring allows you to incorporate the look and feel of tile, hardwood or stone into your décor without the cost.
Why choose vinyl?
You won’t believe it’s vinyl. Vinyl flooring has been around for generations. But today’s vinyl isn’t the faux flooring of yesteryear. Modern options are unique and trendy with finishes that closely resemble wood, tile and even stone. Cutting-edge technologies and digital designs make natural-looking textures and greater visual depth possible.
Vinyl goes everywhere
Since vinyl flooring replicates hardwood or tile, you can use it in so many ways throughout your home. From high-moisture spaces like bathrooms, to cozy family rooms where you want the look of hardwood.
Today’s vinyl flooring is available in sheets or as luxury vinyl tile. And whichever application works in your space, you’ll love the comfort it provides. Step across a vinyl floor in your stocking feet, and you’ll notice a more pliable feel to this surface that is relaxed and foot-friendly.
Because vinyl floor care and maintenance is so easy with a resilient floor, there is no cause for concern when it comes to spots, spills, or scuffs left by shoes. By observing a few precautions, and with proper vinyl care and maintenance, you can ensure that your vinyl floor always looks its best.
Because the adhesive under your floor needs time to thoroughly dry after installation, new vinyl floor care should be gentle. We recommend that you do not scrub or wash your floor for at least three days after it is installed.
For general vinyl floor care and cleaning, sweep your floor regularly (at least once a week) and be sure to wipe up spills promptly. Occasional mopping with the manufacturer’s recommended cleaning solution may be needed when dirt builds up and sweeping alone is not sufficient. Please note that soap or detergent products are not recommended for resilient floors as they will leave a dulling film on the surface. The Flex Floor products, however, can be cleaned with a damp mop and mild detergent or soap.
Caution: Vinyl floors can be slippery when they become wet. Use extreme caution when walking on a wet floor.
A good vinyl floor maintenance program will help keep your floors in top condition. Use doormats outside each entrance to your home to prevent dirt, sand, grit, and other substances such as oil, asphalt, and driveway sealer from being tracked onto your floor. Use non-staining mats on your floor. Do not put rubber-backed, latex-backed, or coco fiber mats on your floor because they may stain or damage the surface. Close your curtains or blinds where extreme sunlight hits the floor. A combination of heat and sunlight causes most home furnishings, including vinyl floors, to fade or discolor. Protection is an important part of vinyl floor maintenance.
Support furniture with wide-bearing, non-staining floor protectors. Ideally, the protectors should be at least 1″ in diameter, made of non-pigmented hard plastic, and rest flat on the floor.
Non-staining felt protectors are also acceptable. Casters with a minimum 3/4″ flat surface width or greater are recommended for all moveable furniture. Make sure any floor protectors made of metal are rust proof. Replace your narrow dome furniture rests with wide-bearing ones.
The overall stain resistance of vinyl is excellent and most spills will wipe off quickly and easily with a clean white cloth. Removing certain substances may take a little extra effort. Always use a clean, white cloth for wiping up stains and turn it frequently to avoid spreading the stain. Rinse with clean water and allow area to dry. Repeat if necessary.