Vinyl sheet flooring remains one of the most popular flooring products. And what’s not to love? Durable, easy to clean and comes in a wide range of looks sure to fit any budget. Styles include those from Armstrong, Mannington & Shaw.
If the thought of vinyl flooring brings to mind hospitals, grocery stores and school hallways, it may surprise you to know vinyl floor sales are second only to carpet sales in the United States. And what’s not to love?
Vinyl flooring is available in a wide range of looks with literally hundreds of styles and colors to choose from. Thanks to new technology, vinyl can replicate both the look and texture of natural materials such as hardwood, limestone, slate and ceramic.
Vinyl flooring comes in sheets, tiles or planks. The type of flooring that’s best for you will depend on the look you want to achieve.
Vinyl flooring is durable.
Vinyl flooring is easy to clean.
Vinyl flooring is perfect for high traffic areas and potential spill zones, which makes them a sensible choice for the kitchen and bath.
They “give” when you walk on them, creating a soft, cushy feel underfoot, which is easy to stand on, kind to backs and knees and forgiving when objects are dropped.
Best of all vinyl is one of the most economical flooring choices you can make for your home.
WHILE THE FLOOR IS BRAND NEW
Do not move furniture on the floor for 24 hours.
Avoid heavy foot traffic for 24 hours to allow the adhesive to dry.
If the floor has been seamed, do not disturb the seam sealer for several hours so it can set up.
Damp mop the floor the day after installation using clean warm water, to remove any loose dirt.
Sweep the floor daily with a soft broom or dust mop, to prevent the accumulation of dirt or grit that can scratch or dull the surface.
Spills should be wiped up promptly before they become sticky or hard.
Damp mop when the floor starts looking slightly dirty all over using warm water. A small amount of white vinegar can be added to the water.
Wring mop out frequently so you are not redistributing the dirt onto the floor.
When damp mopping no longer does the trick-wash the floor with a no-rinse cleaner, which we have at our showroom, following label directions.
Furniture and appliances should be moved with care to avoid gouging. Do not attempt to push or pull them without protecting the floor.
Furniture and appliances can cause indentations in the floor unless they are supported with wide-bearing non-staining floor protectors.
Keep high heeled/narrow tipped shoes off your floor. They are harmful to all types of flooring materials including vinyl. So, indulge that impulse to kick off your shoes when you walk through the front door. You will feel better and so will your floors.
Certain substances such as oil, fertilizers, asphalt from driveway, driveway sealers with an asphalt or coal tar base and some carpet dyes can cause permanent stains, especially in traffic areas.
Using mats with a soft backing may help prevent these tracked-in stains. Do not use rubber backed mats as they may stain or coco-fiber mats as they may scratch. When mats get heavily soiled, replace them.