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How do you care for Armstrong Luxe Plank Flooring?

Last Updated: 2nd May, 2020

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How to Care for Armstrong Vinyl Planks
  1. Wipe up any spills you see on the floor as soon as you spot them.
  2. Sweep the floor regularly to remove dirt or debris that could scratch the floor.
  3. Clean and mop the floor on a regular basis using a neutral-pH cleaner designed for vinyl floors.

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Similarly, how do you maintain luxury vinyl plank flooring?

Instead, learn how to clean vinyl floors using the mildest possible method. Sweep or vacuum it every evening, and wipe up spills right away. To clean dirt that the broom or vacuum can't get, use a mop dampened with warm—not hot—water. If all else fails, use soap, but make sure the soap is designed for your flooring.

Subsequently, question is, can you use Swiffer on luxury vinyl plank flooring? First, a note on Steam Cleaning: AVOID steam cleaning vinyl plank flooring. Your LVP is built tough, and while the PVC material is waterproof – it's not meant to withstand steam. Instead, simply stick with a mop or swiffer (as discussed below).

Likewise, people ask, what is the best way to clean vinyl plank flooring?

In fact, one of the best cleaners for your vinyl floors is a simple solution of an ounce of mild dishwashing soap in a gallon of plain water. Since standing water can damage or stain vinyl flooring, it's important to use a microfiber mop as opposed to a string mop when you're cleaning.

Can you put rubber mats on vinyl plank flooring?

As is the case for all vinyl floors, rubber and latex mats can sometimes cause staining/discoloration, so it's best to avoid them if possible, although there may be some out there designed for vinyl flooring. Most non-slip pads that are recommended for hardwood floors are a safe choice for vinyl plank.

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Ponç Recha

Professional

Can you put heavy furniture on vinyl plank flooring?

You can! For furniture, we recommend that you use felt furniture pads under legs to prevent scratching the flooring surface. Never use rubber, as rubber can stain vinyl flooring. For heavy furniture and appliances, use a non-staining large surface floor protector.

Maicol Neihs

Professional

Can you use Murphy's Oil Soap on vinyl plank flooring?

Murphy's Oil Soap Just Squirt and Mop 32 oz. Wood Floor Cleaner is a convenient way to clean your finished wood floors, no-wax floors, tile, marble, washable wallpaper, linoleum and vinyl floors. It's easy to use; just squirt and clean with a damp mop.

Marlen Ana

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What is the best mop for vinyl plank floors?

  • 18″ Professional Microfiber Mop – Mop for vinyl plank floors.
  • Swiffer Sweeper Dry and Wet – A perfect kit for cleaning vinyl floors with grooves.
  • Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop – Quality mop to use on vinyl floors.
  • LINKYO Microfiber Hardwood Floor Mop – Super mop for vinyl tile floors.

Shawanda Mergenschroder

Explainer

Can I use Pine Sol on vinyl plank flooring?

Suggested Cleaning Products for Vinyl Flooring
Avoid “mop and wax” cleaners. Pine Sol, Pledge, and Armstrong all make cleaning products specifically for vinyl flooring. Or try these home-made vinyl floor cleaners: A cup of apple cider vinegar mixed into a gallon of hot water will remove built-up dirt.

Moritz Avigdor

Explainer

Can you steam mop vinyl plank flooring?

Steam mops have the potential to damage vinyl plank floors. Steam and dripping water can seep between the planks and loosen the glue that holds them in place. The best way to clean vinyl planking is to sweep daily and mop with warm, not hot, water using a slightly damp mop.

Elodia Hawkins

Explainer

Can you use Mop and Glo on vinyl plank flooring?

Mop & Glo is designed to be used on slick vinyl floors and works wonders on linoleum and no-wax types of flooring that are often found in kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms. However, by understanding these nuances before you use Mop & Glo, you can save yourself time and effort later.

Mayka Manssouri

Pundit

Can you remove scratches from vinyl plank flooring?

Mix about 2 tablespoons of baking soda with warm water to make a smooth paste (not runny). Using a soft cloth, scrub with the paste to remove the scuff mark. Wipe the scuff mark. Wipe the area with a clean damp cloth and wipe dry.

Jean Perancho

Pundit

How do I get my laminate floors to shine?

Add one cup of distilled white vinegar to a gallon of warm water. Clean the floor with this mixture using a soft mop. Although there are laminate flooring cleaners on the market that are not soap based, good old-fashioned vinegar tends to produce the best results.

Jeremiah Mihin

Pundit

Can you use Windex on vinyl plank flooring?

If water alone is insufficient, try a diluted, mild, alkaline cleaner (pH 7 to pH 10). Consider Windex® Original or Glass Plus®. Carefully follow the instructions if you use an over-the-counter vinyl cleaner. Apply the cleaning agent to a white cloth.

Taras Scarano

Pundit

Why is my vinyl plank floor buckling?

Sunlight & Heat
One of the major causes of buckling in vinyl plank flooring is expansion and contraction of the material. As the material becomes warmer, it can expand slightly, causing the floor to buckle. In the colder weather, the opposite is true and the floor can contract, leaving gaps between two of the tiles.

Jospeh Verriozar

Pundit

Can you use a vacuum on vinyl plank flooring?

Corded vacuums for vinyl planks are great because they provide a never-ending supply of power to your vacuum. You can use them for as long as you have them plugged into the wall outlet. However, you do have to keep them plugged in, which means moving the power cord around as you clean.

Niccolo Lopera

Teacher

Can you use a Shark steam mop on vinyl plank flooring?

Precautions for Steam Cleaning Vinyl Floors
One of my customers once asked me why manufacturers of steam cleaners and mops such as Shark and Bissell recommend using steam to clean vinyl floors. When used correctly, you can avoid or significantly minimize the damage steam cleaning can cause to vinyl planks.

Ange Duronov

Teacher

Can Swiffer WetJet be used on vinyl floors?

Swiffer wet cloths are designed to be used on most floor surfaces, such as: vinyl. porcelain tiles. ceramic tiles.

Bradley Villaplana

Teacher

What is the difference between luxury vinyl plank and engineered vinyl plank?

EVP stands for Engineered Vinyl Plank. It's a segment of Luxury Vinyl Flooring. Engineered Vinyl Plank (EVP) has an incredibly realistic hardwood look (and feel) and is exceptionally durable. The biggest difference is that engineered vinyl plank is WATERPROOF.

Octaviana Coste

Teacher

How do you clean pet urine from vinyl planks?

To eliminate pet urine or other stains from your vinyl flooring, use a mixture of white vinegar, mild soap, and water. This homemade cleaning solution will remove the pet stain right away.

Quintina Quinas

Reviewer

How do you dry water under vinyl plank flooring?

If the vinyl is difficult to scrape, use a heat gun to soften the adhesive. Run a heater and a fan in the room for one or two days to dry out a wood or concrete subfloor after you've pulled off the vinyl.

Koraima Jivilo

Reviewer

Can I use bleach on my vinyl floors?

I do know that vinyl flooring can be safely disinfected with a solution of ¾ cup Clorox® Regular Bleach2 per gallon of water that is applied for 5 minutes, rinsed, and allowed to air dry. However, we never recommend applying full strength bleach to any surface – it should always be diluted first.

Omara Elcorobarrutia

Reviewer

What are the disadvantages of vinyl plank flooring?

Some disadvantages of vinyl flooring include:
  • Cannot be repaired.
  • Can emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Shorter lifespan than wood floors.
  • No impact, or negative impact, on home resale value.
  • Difficult to remove, especially if adhesive is used during installation.
  • Not eco-friendly; difficult to recycle.

Wenyan Neupauer

Reviewer

What is the best cleaner for vinyl plank floors?

One of the best cleansers for vinyl flooring is apple cider vinegar. The acidity in the vinegar helps remove dirt and grime without leaving a buildup of soap or wax. Simply mix one cup of cider vinegar with a gallon of hot water and use a damp mop to clean, rinsing the mop frequently with hot water.