When it comes to preserving the integrity and appearance of luxury vinyl flooring, avoid using cleaners with heavy, harsh chemicals in them. Anything with ammonia or bleach is off limits when it comes to LVT floors. The consequences of using the wrong cleaner for your floors include peeling, warping, fading of the color, and cracking, all of which will weaken the material and ruin the wear-proof layer that makes it durable.
If you want to avoid overusing chemical cleaners or you have a spill, mop the flooring with warm water and a small amount of gentle, nonabrasive cleaner. It’s important not to soak the floors completely or let the moisture sit for too long, or you risk warping, lifting, and cracking them.
The fail proof solution for knowing what cleaner to use is to find one specifically created for LVT floors. These will use safe chemicals that provide an effective clean, without causing lasting damage. While LVT floors are easy to replace, the right cleaning solutions will ensure their longevity.