One of the many advantages of Kährs Luxury Tiles vinyl floors is that they are durable and easy to maintain. We’ve gathered some valuable tips and advice for simple care and maintenance to help you keep your vinyl floor looking as beautiful and fresh as possible for years to come.
Leave gravel and sand at the door
85% of all dirt comes from outside. Preventing it from getting inside by using, for example, a quality doormat, extends the lifetime of your vinyl floor. Vacuum often so that gravel and other potentially damaging materials don’t remain.
Avoid scrapes from furniture
Dragging furniture can scrape even the toughest of vinyl floors. Using furniture pads and similar protectors for chair-, sofa- and table legs is an effective way to prevent scrapes and wear.
Clean light-colored vinyl floors often
Naturally, vinyl floors in light colors will show dirt sooner compared with dark floors. We therefore advise that you clean them more often in order to maintain that fresh look.
For daily cleaning, both dry and slightly damp mops are effective, while gentle on the vinyl floor’s protective layer. Remember to first vacuum up the larger dirt particles before mopping to avoid unnecessary wear on your vinyl floor. For tougher grime, a pH-neutral cleaning solution may be added.
If something is spilled on your vinyl floor, wipe it up immediately. If a stain has set, you may need to use cleaning products. Here you’ll find examples of different types of stains along with cleaning products that can be used to remove them. Make sure no cleaning product remains on the floor after the stain has been removed. Never use strong solvents such as acetone or thinner and always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use and amount.
Grease, chocolate, juice, coffee, egg: neutral or alkaline cleaning product mixed with lukewarm water
Asphalt, oil, rubber, soot: chemically pure petrol or white spirit
Stickers, glue: chemically pure petrol or denatured alcohol
Blood: cold water
Stool, urine, vomit: neutral cleaning product mixed with lukewarm water
Rust: neutral cleaning product mixed with lukewarm water
Ink, lipstick, chalk, crayon: chemically pure petrol or white spirit
Chewing gum, candle grease: chill with cold water or ice and carefully scrape off