The economical nature and the versatility of the vinyl flooring makes it a very popular choice for bathrooms. It’s relatively easy to maintain and clean, making it a cost-effective and hassle-free flooring choice for bathrooms. In order to prolong the life of your bathroom vinyl flooring and to keep it as good as new, you need to regularly maintain and properly clean the bathroom vinyl flooring. The grime and dirt on the vinyl flooring in the bathroom can get into the surface of the vinyl, and can damage the vinyl significantly. Follow these basic tips that will help you keep your bathroom vinyl flooring clean.
- Vacuum or sweep your bathroom vinyl floor tiles at least once a week to avoid dirt buildup.
- When your cleaning does not remove all the dirt from the bathroom vinyl flooring, mop the floor with plain warm water, wash off the mop and replace the dirty water if necessary.
- Avoid using a vacuum cleaner that has a beater bar, because this can wear and scratch the floor. When washing the bathroom vinyl floor tiles never use abrasive cleaners.
- When cleaning the vinyl flooring, wash with a water and ammonia or bleach solution. Ammonia is usually considered to be the best choice, but be careful when using it. You can use commercial cleaners too, but not detergents. Also make sure to avoid the ‘mop and shine’ cleaning products. Although they look great, over time layers of wax become grimy and it becomes difficult to remove them from the vinyl floor.
After thoroughly stripping and cleaning the bathroom vinyl flooring, use a professional wax products to give the floor long lasting protection and to make it gleam. However, don’t forget to wash the surface regularly.
Prevention – Most of the grit and dirt that we bring into our homes come from the soles of our shoes. Lay coverings on crucial places and encourage everyone to use them. While regular cleaning schedule may seems like lot of work, the fact is that it only takes several minutes per day. Regular maintenance of your bathroom vinyl flooring will keep your bathroom vinyl floor tiles in good condition for years.