​Though naturally scratch, scuff, stain, and water resistant, LVT (luxury vinyl tile) does require basic cleaning methods to best maintain. Most standard flooring cleaning tools are great for LVT — brooms, vacuums and mops all do the trick.

On a regular basis, it is best to dry sweep LVT and always tend to spills as soon as possible. By keeping debris and dirt off the floor, you can prevent scratches or scuffs. When it comes time to do a little more thorough cleaning, the best method is mopping using two separate buckets.

You should use one bucket with a cleaning solution, and another bucket with water to rinse out the mop. This way allows you to wash the floor with one bucket filled with a neutral cleaner and another bucket filled with clean water, thereby limiting cross contamination and ensuring you’re not spreading around dirt.