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Luxury Vinyl Tile Care Guide: A Comprehensive Approach to Maintenance

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Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) is a resilient and sophisticated flooring choice, requiring maybe a slightly different care routine compared to other flooring products to preserve its aesthetic appeal and longevity.

We recommend you follow this comprehensive LVT care guide for optimal maintenance:

Regular Cleaning Routine
Initiate your care regimen with routine sweeping or vacuuming using a soft-bristle attachment to remove loose dirt and debris. This minimises abrasion and maintains the integrity of the LVT surface.

Controlled Mopping Technique
For a deeper clean, use a damp mop with a pH-neutral vinyl floor cleaner. LVT is 100% waterproof providing the LVT was installed correctly.

Stain Management
Swiftly address spills to prevent stains. Blot the affected area with a clean, damp cloth and a mild cleaner suitable for LVT. Avoid using abrasive scrubbers or harsh chemicals, as they can damage the wear layer and finish.

Furniture Protection
Place furniture pads or coasters under the legs of heavy furniture to prevent scratches and indentations. Lift heavy objects when moving them, rather than dragging, to avoid surface damage.

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Welcome Mats
Position welcome mats at entry points to trap dirt and moisture. This minimises the transfer of outdoor debris onto the LVT surface, reducing the need for frequent cleaning and protecting the floor’s finish.

Sunlight Exposure
Mitigate the impact of direct sunlight by using window coverings such as curtains or blinds. Prolonged exposure to UV rays can lead to discolouration and fading of the LVT surface.

Proper Spacing and Expansion Gaps
Ensure that there are proper expansion gaps around the perimeter of the room and at transitions between different flooring materials. This accommodates potential thermal expansion and contraction, preventing buckling or warping.

Periodic Inspection and Maintenance
Regularly inspect the LVT for any signs of damage, wear, or loose tiles. Address issues promptly to prevent further deterioration and maintain the overall integrity of the flooring.

Adhering to Manufacturer Guidelines
Follow the specific care and maintenance guidelines provided by the manufacturer. This includes recommendations on cleaning products, frequency of maintenance, and any additional precautions for your particular LVT product.

Professional Maintenance when Necessary
Consider professional cleaning and maintenance services for a thorough and specialised approach. Professional technicians can address stubborn stains, deep cleaning needs, and ensure the longevity of your LVT.

By adhering to these guidelines and incorporating preventive measures, you can ensure that your luxury vinyl tile maintains its aesthetic allure and structural integrity for years to come. Regular care is an investment in the longevity and enduring beauty of your flooring.

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