Don’t allow your luxury vinyl plank flooring get damaged!
Keep your luxury vinyl plank flooring last longer with these 8 tips!
If you are a homeowner with luxury vinyl plank flooring, then it is important to know how to properly take care of your floors. Luxury vinyl flooring can be expensive and if not taken care of correctly, your investment could be at risk. In this blog post we will go over some tips on how to make sure your luxury vinyl flooring stays in great condition for many years into the future!
First, it is important to realize that luxury vinyl plank flooring should be installed in a room with an area rug. While this might seem like common sense, many people forget about the importance of having rugs on top of their new floors from time-to-time. Rugs will provide extra cushion for your feet as you walk across the flooring and will serve to keep your luxury vinyl plank from being damaged.
Second, it is important that you use a rug pad underneath any rug placed on top of your new floors. While many homeowners would think this isn’t necessary, rug pads actually provide several benefits for those with luxury vinyl planks in their homes. Rug pads will help to keep your new floors from getting scratched up as well as provide extra cushion for those walking across the luxury vinyl planks in their homes. In addition, rug pads can prevent a rug on top of luxury vinyl plank flooring from slipping and sliding around which is not only dangerous but also damaging to your newly installed luxury vinyl plank flooring. Rug pads will also give a little extra height to the rug, which can help it stay in place on top of your luxury vinyl plank floors even when pressure is applied from someone walking or standing directly on the rug.
Do not use rugs or rug pads with a rubber or latex backing!
Third, area rugs and rug pads with a rubber or latex backing should not be used on top of luxury vinyl plank flooring. These types of area rugs and rug pads can actually damage your new floor as they have the potential to cause permanent markings on the floor where it has been placed over time. There is a chemical reaction that occurs when rubber or latex makes contact with your luxury vinyl flooring which will produce staining over time. In addition, some rug pads will also leave an adhesive residue behind that is very difficult to remove.
Fourth, it is important to remember that vinyl flooring should not be waxed or polished. While these types of rug pads might seem like a good option at first glance, they actually have the potential to damage your luxury vinyl plank floors over time and cause permanent markings on the surface of your new floor.
Fifth, it is important that you never drag furniture across your luxury vinyl planks without first moving the rug or rug pad underneath them out of the way. If you do this, then it could cause damage to your floor as it will cause scratches and scuff marks to appear over time. This is because rug pads are very thin, which doesn’t provide much protection for your luxury vinyl planks from furniture being dragged across them!
Beware of harsh chemicals when cleaning your Luxury Vinyl Plank!
Sixth, when cleaning luxury vinyl plank flooring it is important to use the correct chemicals. In addition, we recommend testing out any new cleaners on a small spot before trying them over your entire floor! Some chemicals are very strong and can cause damage to your floors if you aren’t careful with their application. Please consult your floor manufacturer for specific cleaning instructions. It is also recommended that you never use a buffer or floor polisher on luxury vinyl flooring.
Seventh, it is important to use a vacuum cleaner with soft bristles in order not to damage your luxury vinyl plank floors. While this might seem like common sense, many people forget about how much damage something as simple as an upright can do on top of their new flooring if used incorrectly over time. Make sure to use a vacuum with soft bristles and avoid using one that is used on carpet as well.
Eighth, if you have pets in your home it is important to make sure the rug or rug pad on top of your luxury vinyl plank flooring does not contain any type of rubber backing. As discussed earlier and while this might seem to be a natural fit, many homeowners will actually use rug pads that contain a rubber or latex backing simply because they are cheaper and feel like a better option at first glance. Remember, however, that this type of rug pad has the potential to not only damage your luxury vinyl planks but it can also cause permanent markings on the floor over time as well!
As you can see, rug pads are actually a very important part of taking care of luxury vinyl plank flooring in your home. Our GripCore Platinum is 100% safe for all luxury vinyl floors and waterproof to protect from pet accidents.
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