Can luxury vinyl flooring last for years?

Can luxury vinyl flooring last for years?

Luxury vinyl plank or tile, both forms of luxury vinyl, can last up to 25 or 30 years. But, of course, that will depend upon thickness, proper installation, and care.

This floor, however, is effortless to care for. It's also ultra-durable and 100% waterproof.

Here are some tips for caring for your surface.

Regular sweeping is necessary

Do it at least several times a week, but preferably every day. This is because sand and dirt are sharp and can scratch and embed your vinyl plank or luxury vinyl tile floors.

Get into corners, under cabinets, and anywhere dirt can "hide." Then, once a week, you might vacuum to pick up crumbs, and anything else missed in sweeping.

Mopping carefully

The general rule is to mop kitchen floors every other week. The bathroom floor gets cleaned once a week.

Depending on family size and foot traffic, that schedule may change for you. Use a manufacturer-approved cleaner, and avoid waxy, shine-promoting cleaners as they damage the finish and dull the floors.

Handling stains

As is said, "prevention is better than cure." That is undoubtedly true with spills on LVP or LVT. Wipe right away, so they don't set or embed.

An excellent benefit is that stains can be easy to remove. Usually, it takes a baking soda/water paste, a little rubbing alcohol, or some WD-40.

Always check the warranty or with a flooring professional about correct usage and ratios for your LVT and LVP floors.

Flooring inspiration in Rock County, WI

At Flooring Inspirations, we love luxury vinyl flooring. It's affordable, stylish, and, when it comes to value, it offers the most for the decorating dollar. It gets those creative juices flowing, and we want to help!

Come into our showroom in Janesville, WI, where you'll see beautiful designs from brands like Congoleum and Earthwerks. In addition, we work with homeowners and businesses in Milton, Evansville, Orfordville, and Beloit.