Luxury vinyl tile comes in a variety of styles, shapes and colors. The different types of styles include:
- Wood looks
- Decorative borders
- Tile and stone looks
- Grout option or no grout option
- Overall patterns
An advantage to Luxury Vinyl Flooring is the ability to install modular patterns. Different tiles can be combined, different planks can be combined as well as tiles and planks can be combined.
Floors should never be flooded with water or be allowed to have standing water. This can loosen the adhesive.
Care should be taken with heavy furniture and appliances. Furniture protectors should be used that are at least two inches in diameter. The hard and small buttons sometimes found on the bottom of chairs and other pieces of furniture should be removed. High-heeled shoes also apply here.
Protect the floors from dirt and grit that can be tracked in by using walk-off mats at every entrance. Don’t use rubber-backed mats. Certain rubber compounds can permanently stain vinyl.
Never use vinegar, acetone or lacquer thinner to clean these floors.
For extreme staining like nail polish, paint, dye and permanent markers, try applying fingernail polish remover that contains acetone (but is not pure acetone) with a soft cloth and gently rub.
Spills should be removed immediately.
Sweep, dust mop or vacuum the floor on a regular basis.
Stubborn rubber heel marks can be removed with a soft cloth dampened with mineral spirits.
When the floor gets build up, consult the manufacturer’s recommended cleaner system to see if a stripper is available.