No time-consuming cleaning is needed when you choose luxury vinyl flooring. That's one of the reasons it's such a popular flooring material. Planks and tiles have a tough wear layer that protects the high-tech stone, ceramic, or wood image layer. Keep this surface layer clean, and your floor will retain a 'like new' look for many years. Independent Paint & Flooring in Mankato, Minnesota, has everything you need to clean your floors and a great selection of flooring, too.

Be proactive

It’s best to keep dirt and debris off the floor as much as possible since it can scratch luxury vinyl flooring. As a welcome bonus, time spent cleaning the floor is decreased, too, when you use doormats. Available in synthetic and natural materials, doormats can be placed both inside and outside the home. Natural rubber, polypropylene, and coir, a fiber extracted from the husk of coconuts, are durable materials that effectively remove dirt from shoes and boots.

Cleaning routine

Spend a few minutes a day sweeping your floors, and your weekly cleaning routine will be more straightforward. Plastic or rubber bristle brooms work well. If you typically use a Swiffer or a dry mop, be sure to sweep the floor first. Vacuuming with a hard surface flooring attachment is an excellent alternative to cleaning with a broom—mop weekly with warm water and a luxury vinyl floor cleaner. Vinyl is not designed to tolerate steam, so a steam cleaner should never be used.

Flooring specialists at Independent Paint & Flooring can help you find cleaning products and provide any information that you may need. We are a full-service flooring store that carries luxury vinyl plank and luxury vinyl tile flooring. In addition to LVP and LVT installation, we offer kitchen and bathroom remodeling, design consultation, and more. St. Peter, New Ulm, Eagle Lake, and Nicollet are located in our southern Minnesota service area. Flooring upgrades always begin with a free estimate.