Vinyl Floor Cleaning and Care Guide from Armstrong Flooring
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Vinyl Floor Cleaning and Care Guide

Follow these tips on how to clean vinyl floors.

Vinyl Floor Cleaners

Floor Cleaning Videos and Tips


 Floor Cleaning Tips From a Pro

Armstrong wants you to enjoy your vinyl floor for many years. To help you maintain that "like new" look, we asked the "Clean Queen", Melissa Maker, star of the YouTube channel Clean My Space, to give you a few simple cleaning tips for vinyl floors. Follow these tips from Melissa, and you'll keep your vinyl floor in tiptop shape!

 Vinyl Floor Care Tips

Floor Cleaning

Sweep or vacuum regularly. (Don't use the beater bar on your vacuum.)
Wash your floor occasionally with Armstrong Once ‘n Done® Resilient & Ceramic Floor Cleaner.
For tough cleaning problems, use Armstrong New Beginning® Extra-Strength Floor Stripper.*

*Don't use New Beginning on grouted Alterna™ engineered stone. Floor strippers will degrade the acrylic grout.
Low Gloss Floors
To restore the shine and protect the finish on low gloss and ultra-low gloss vinyl floors, use Armstrong Satinkeeper® Resilient Low Gloss Floor Finish.
High Gloss Floors
To restore the shine on high gloss vinyl floors, use Armstrong Shinekeeper® Resilient Floor Finish.

Floor Protection

When moving appliances or heavy furniture, lay a plywood panel on your floor and "walk" the item across it to prevent scuffs and tears.
Use Armstrong Floor Protectors on furniture legs to reduce indentations.
Place a natural or colorfast mat at outside entrances to reduce the amount of dirt and moisture brought into your home.
Purchase Armstrong floor care products and floor protectors at your local flooring store or home center.
Don't use detergents, abrasive cleaners, or "mop and shine" products, as they may leave a dull film on your floor.
Don't use paste wax or solvent-based polishes.
Don't use highly abrasive scrubbing tools.