How To Clean And Maintain Your Vinyl Flooring

March 9th, 2020

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Vinyl flooring has always been a part of life in Australia. Back in the 60s and 70s, remember Nana used to have lino on the floor in the kitchen and laundry with little nicks and holes in it? Well lino has come a long way since then, and with the advent of Luxury Vinyl Planks, it’s never been better to have vinyl on the floor in your home. With advantages including tough durability, high water resistance and ease of installation, it’s hardly surprising vinyl is one of the most popular flooring choices for homeowners in Australia.

When looked after properly, vinyl flooring can last for years, letting you reap the rewards of a high quality surface for the longest time possible.

To ensure you’re getting the most out of your vinyl flooring, here are the best ways to clean and maintain it!


A regular sweep and dry mop is all it takes to keep your vinyl floor free of dust and dirt that may have traipsed in throughout the day. Make sure you target areas under furniture too as clumps of dust can congregate!

If you choose to vacuum your vinyl floor, make sure it’s on the right setting. A heavy vacuum cleaner with a beater bar can cause scratching. Always remove any attachment that has the potential to damage your floor, and instead, ensure your vacuum is set to a soft brush setting.


Whilst water resistant, we don’t recommend dousing your vinyl floor in buckets of water when wanting to give a deeper clean. Extreme levels of moisture can soak into cracks and cause planks or tiles to bend.

Instead, a spritz bottle of water or a diluted solution of specialist vinyl floor cleaner provides the right amount of moisture mist needed to dampen your floor. From here, mop the surface with a microfibre pad and ensure any excess moisture is removed before leaving to dry.

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Along with routine cleaning and the occasional deeper clean, there are plenty of preventative measures you can adopt to keep your vinyl floor looking great day to day:

  • Use blinds, shutters or drapes to lessen constant exposure to high levels of natural or artificial light. This can cause discolouration.
  • Place furniture pads on chair and table legs to reduce the risk of scratches when such items are moved.
  • Never use abrasive cleaners on your vinyl floor as this can damage the surface’s wax sealant.

If you’re in the market for a vinyl floor refresh, check out Solomons Flooring’s full range or pop into store today. A member of the team can run through potential options and help you find the best suited vinyl floor for you.