4 min read
13th Jun 23
Whether you’re reading this as the warmer months approach and we look to give our homes that long-awaited spring clean, or it’s later in the year and your floor needs a little extra attention to tackle muddy boots and paws, we’ve got you covered on how to spring clean and care for your LVT floor.
So you’ve had your free flooring samples, chosen your new LVT design and had the flooring laid; it’s time to consider how to protect your brand new floor from the elements and general wear and tear.
After the floor has been installed it is firstly advisable to position good quality entrance mats around entrance ways to trap dirt before it gets onto the surface of the floor. Use robust outdoor mats to capture the worst of the debris from muddy boots and paws, and softer mats will add additional protection once inside – always be sure your indoor mats are suitable for use with LVT floors to prevent possible staining.
You can now unbox your Harvey Maria FloorSpa kit which contains all you need to care for your luxury vinyl tiles. Designed for long term peace of mind, all of the products found in the kit have been tested on our floors and so are the best to use when cleaning and caring for your LVT.
We recommend keeping on top of cleaning your LVT floor as regularly as you can; firstly, sweep your flooring with a soft brush to remove any loose dirt and debris. Spot any leftover residue? The Cleanse solution in our FloorSpa kit is the best place to start; follow the instructions to clean your floor and keep it looking super stylish. Remember to dilute the solution with the recommended amount of water and use a soft mop to give your floor a good, overall clean.
The already slip-resistant, watertight and tough top surface elements to our LVT flooring make for a more premium and practical choice than cushion or roll lino, so it’s easy to maintain and look after. To further protect your flooring from day one, be sure to apply the FloorSpa Protect Solution which adds an extra protective satin finish, especially important in busy areas of the home such as kitchens as it will help keep your floor resistant to spillages and scratches.
From time to time, your LVT floor will need a good, deep clean to revitalise, especially if it’s in a high footfall area such as a hallway or kitchen. Setting aside some time for a deeper clean of your floor will mean less day-to-day maintenance and keep your flooring looking brand new for longer.
You can read more on how to deep clean your luxury vinyl floor in this handy guide, but here are our top tips:
Caring for your luxury vinyl flooring goes beyond the cleaning process; there are other small steps you can take to ensure you’re caring for your LVT everyday: