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  • 7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CARING FOR LUXURY VINYL TILE

    by Vickie Holland | May 14, 2019

    Around since the 1970’s, vinyl composition tile flooring (VCT) has been the most common type of flooring used commercially. It can be found almost everywhere: hospitals, offices, retail and schools. Building managers love its durability and life expectancy. Custodians like it because it is familiar and very simple to maintain.

    Recent trends have seen a surge in luxury vinyl tile (LVT) placement in commercial properties. It is easy to see why. Everyone loves how LVT can imitate many different varieties of hardwood or stone.  LVT is very budget friendly, easy to install and durable!  Caring for these floors can be a snap if you follow some simple guidelines. But first, don’t forget these important steps:

    Check the manufacturer’s specifications first.

    Test products in an inconspicuous area to determine suitability

    Safety first! Wear PPE and set up wet floor/area closed signs during floor maintenance.

    Best Practices for Daily LVT Cleaning

    1. Proper entrance matting provides the first level of protection to your floors by preventing soils from entering the building.
    2. Sweep or vacuum floor (Do not use a vacuum with an agitator).
    3. If needed, use a microfiber mop to pick up fine particles. We love the 3M Easy Trap Duster.
    4. Do not use harsh chemicals. Use a product specifically made for LVT. Our favorite product for LVT is Ecolab No/Low Maintenance Flooring Cleaner and Protector.
    5. Clean floors using a damp microfiber mop.
    6. Do not saturate the floor. Too much water can work into seams and edges destroying bonds.
    7. NEVER USE A HIGH SPEED BURNISHER! Burnishing can cause the layers to separate.

    Need more information on LVT or a personalized floor care program?  

    Contact your Sales Leader today!

    ECOLAB NO/LOW MAINTENANCE FLOORING CLEANER & PROTECTOR

    When used for daily maintenance it reverses the visual effects of standard wear and tear. Solution will fill the scratches and will help flooring maintain their original look.


    BEFORE AND AFTER