Eventually you will have to break down and clean your floor. After having a vinyl floor installed the sine and reflective service will give you a sense of joy. However, over time that shine, and glow will dull resulting in you needing to clean the floor. For many, hiring professionals to strip and seal vinyl flooring may be an option to return your floors to showroom new, however, before this happens, consider some simple cleaning and prevention techniques.
The best preventive technique that you can use is to put down a floor mat. At the entrance to the room placing a floor mat that people can wipe their shoes on will help reduce the amount of dirt and grime that is tracked into the room. From there you can consider a shoe rack or other storage options to have people place their shoes before entering the room.
After you have done your preventive technique we can start with some basic cleaning. Using a broom on your floors will help you to keep the collection of dirt to a minimum. Typically, depending on your traffic, you will want to sweep once a day. The best time will be at the end of the day when everyone is gone, and no one will bring new dirt into the room.
When you have high traffic or a lot of people coming in and out all day, consider cleaning the floor in lull times. This will typically be around noon when people leave for lunch and then at the end of the day. Since each location is different, you will have to devise your cleaning schedule.
The next stage is mopping. With vinyl floors you need to mop in a specific way. First of all, you don’t want to use hot or boiling water. You want to use plain lukewarm water without soap. Mop the floor and see how much dirt you can remove. If the floor is still not clean then add a little soap to the water but don’t make it overpowering.
One of the easiest things to do is vacuum the floor. Since vinyl is a flat surface and similar to wood, a vacuum will do wonders. Push it slowly across the floor and allow the brushes to grab and sweep up the dirt into the unit. Don’t rush, since going fast will just knock dirt all around.