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Maintenance for Vinyl Flooring


St. Helens Flooring Maintenance–St. Helens Flooring

St. Helens vinyl flooring is a great value and extremely durable. But perhaps one of the most attractive features of St. Helens vinyl flooring is how easy it is to maintain. Unlike many other types of flooring, St. Helens vinyl flooring is highly resistant to both liquid spills and stains. This makes St. Helens vinyl a great choice for kitchens, bathrooms, entryways and laundry rooms.

As great as it is, there is still some general maintenance you must do to keep your flooring looking great for many years to come. St. Helens vinyl flooring is already built to last, so by following these steps you can get your money’s worth many times over.

How to Clean St. Helens Vinyl Flooring

Sweep or vacuum your floor regularly to pick up dust and other debris. Wipe up spills quickly. Although most St. Helens vinyl floors are highly stain resistant, nothing is totally stain-proof.

When a deeper clean is needed all you really need is a damp mop and the manufacturer’s recommended cleaner. You should read the manufacturer guidelines that came with your flooring as they may have specific care instructions to prevent you from voiding your warranty. Never use any harsh chemicals or detergents on your St. Helens vinyl floor as this is not needed and could cause damage. Oil soaps and dish washing detergent, for example, leave a soapy residue that dirt will stick to and cause your floor to need cleaning more often.

Preventative Measures

Whenever you have heavy furniture or appliances on your floors you want to place protection underneath. Felt or plastic floor protectors should be placed under chairs, tables or other pieces of furniture.

Use mats at entrances to prevent debris such as rocks and dirt from being tracked across your floor. Good quality walk off mats will capture the vast majority of dirt and grit before it can soil or scratch your floor. Avoid rubber-backed mats as these can permanently stain some St. Helens vinyl floors.

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