Collaborative Post | If you have invested in luxury vinyl flooring for your home, then you know that you have already saved money in your home budget. You no doubt decided on it because of its long lifespan as well as its great look, but how do you keep it clean without damaging your warranty?
Make no mistake about it - you made a great choice in Invictus and the hardest decision was probably in the range you chose.
You have no doubt been sold on the fact that this product can last upwards of thirty years if cared for properly, and that is true. Whilst many people have extreme accidents that can result in needing small sections to be replaced, it can be done without disrupting the entire floor and quite cheaply by just replacing the individual piece.
Certainly much easier than other floorings out there like real hardwood or stone. Your luxury vinyl flooring is built to last, so don’t feel the need to replace and waste a great product at the first sign of trouble.
Before you go thinking it's a self-care product, there are still elements of care that need to be taken to keep it looking how it should.
To preserve the look and feel of your investment in Invictus flooring, semi-regular maintenance is required, more centred around the amount of traffic it will endure as well as the colour and type you have gone with. By simply sweeping the floor with a soft, non-brittle brush or dust mop, you can clean the entrances to avoid dirt being walked through to other parts of the house.
A non-abrasive floor cleaner diluted with water and a soft mop will easily bring the floor back to its out-of-the-box look even after the worst weather challenges it. Remember to not leave any water spots or puddles on the surface. Even Invictus’ water resistance can be tested by leaving water on the surface for too long.
Common sense when caring for your luxury vinyl flooring backs up most of the guidelines you receive, but there are factors to take seriously to ensure your floor stays the way it should for its expected lifespan.
Refrain from the use of aerosol sprays or products that are silicone-based being applied to your vinyl, as these will overcoat the anti-slip design the planks and tiles have and make the top layer at risk of slip. Use matting at any entrances to reduce any water, dirt or debris reaching your floor - and be sure that this matting is not using rubber underneath.
Rubber tends to mark vinyl flooring so it should be avoided. This includes rubber points on the soles of furniture to reduce the possibility of scratching. In these instances, choose felt pads on your furniture instead.
Whilst a cost-effective alternative to the real thing, Invictus, such as grey parquet flooring, still requires the care and attention to keep it worth the investment, no matter which ranges you choose.
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