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Essential Tips for LVT Floor Maintenance

Essential Tips for LVT Floor Maintenance

Luxury vinyl tile floors are not just stylish, but incredibly durable if maintained properly. To ensure their longevity and appearance, it’s essential to have a regular, comprehensive floor care schedule. So what does an ideal schedule look like?

Daily Routine Cleanings

  • Begin with dust mopping and vacuuming walk-off mats to remove surface debris and prevent scratches.
  • Use an automatic scrubber or mop with a neutral pH floor cleaner such as Spartan’s Damp Mop. This helps to eliminate dirt and grime without damaging the floor.
  • Consider using products like Spartan’s SD-20 for tough soils and black mark removal, ensuring a thorough cleaning without harming the finish.

Weekly Restorative Cleaning

  • Incorporate weekly restorative cleaning sessions, ideally using dual-purpose products like Spartan’s Sunswept that combine cleaning agents and a floor seal to maintain high-gloss finishes.
  • Replace walk-off mats regularly to prevent the accumulation of dirt and maintain cleanliness.

Quarterly Restorative Cleaning

  • Every few months, opt for a top scrub and recoat using products like Spartan’s Industrial Pathmaker to help remove stubborn soils and rejuvenate the floor’s appearance.
  • It’s essential to conduct a test patch of pad and chemistry before proceeding across the entire floor to avoid any potential damage.

Annual Restorative Cleaning

  • As needed, perform a strip and recoat process using a rinse-free strip solution like Spartan’s Rinse Free Strip to eliminate the need for rinsing and machine agitation.
  • Apply a sealer or conditioner such as Spartan’s On Base to provide a protective base that resists water marks and scratches, enhancing the floor’s overall appearance and
    longevity.

Additional Tips

  • Always follow the manufacturer’s warranty guidelines, especially when applying sealers or finishes to LVT floors.
  • Regularly inspect the floor for any signs of wear and tear and address them promptly to prevent further damage.
  • Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaning tools that could scratch or damage the LVT wear layer.
  • Prioritize safety by ensuring proper ventilation when using cleaning products and following dilution guidelines.

By following these recommendations and incorporating a regular maintenance schedule, you can preserve the beauty and integrity of your LVT floors for years to come. Remember, a little
care goes a long way in maintaining the elegance and durability of your floors.

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