The kitchen floor is probably the most difficult place to clean. It is commonly known that the kitchen is among those high traffic areas in a house, so chances for the vinyl floor in your kitchen to get dirty quickly are quite high. What is more, since you do all the cooking in there, it is inevitable to spill some oil, or some tomato sauce on the floor. The first thing you have to keep in mind in such situations is have the best products to clean the carpets, the floors and the other furniture items in the house. Here are some simple, yet useful tips for cleaning your vinyl kitchen floor.
Have a doormat at the entrance
Believe it or not, doormats can help you keep dirt and chemicals away from your vinyl floor. The broom time will be significantly reduced this way this way. Stepping first on your doormat removes or at least reduces the amount of chemicals from asphalt that stuck to your shoes.
Sweep and vacuum regularly
In order to maintain your floor in good shape, you have to take great care of it. Sweep and vacuum on a regular basis and do not let dirt ground in, but get it off as soon as possible instead. It is advisable to get in the habit of sweeping your kitchen floor every evening after everyone has finished dinner and you washed the dishes.
Low-impact cleaning methods
As tempted you might be to use heavy-duty cleaning products to remove dirt from your vinyl floor, you should know that the best method most experts recommend is to use the mildest possible products. You should sweep and vacuum the floor every evening and clean spills right away. In case you have some dirt that neither the broom, nor the vacuum can get, you should use a mop that you have dampened before with warn water. Make sure the water is not hot in order to avoid damaging your floor. Ultimately, you can use soap to clean it, but ensure it is specifically designed for cleaning your type of flooring.
Use the right types of products
It is important to mention that the market provides a wide variety of cleaning products and each is specifically designed for a certain type of flooring. When buying cleaning products, make sure you opt for the one that match your flooring. You can ask for professional advice if you believe this goes beyond your duties. If you have no-wax vinyl, the cleanser should also be no-wax, and the same counts for vinyl that requires waxing.
Use protective “feet”
The weight of some heavy pieces of furniture in your kitchen, such as the fridge or tables, can actually dent your vinyl flooring. One great method to prevent this is by fitting these pieces of furniture with some floor protectors. You can find them at any hardware store or home-improvement centres.
Overall, these are some useful tips to help you maintain your vinyl kitchen floor clean and in good shape for a longer period.