Cleaning Vinyl Tiles

Vinyl tiles are very popular choices for construction. One of its most common uses is in kitchen flooring.  And there are several reasons why people opt for vinyl tiles. For one thing, it’s very cheap. The cost is way lower compared to other materials for flooring. Another thing is that it is also durable and quite easy to maintain.
But this doesn’t mean that vinyl tiles don’t need any maintenance at all. You’d also need to take care of them once in a while. If you’re not quite sure how, then the following are some of the things you should know about cleaning vinyl tiles:
1. Prevention is better than cure. One of the disadvantages of vinyl flooring is that it is prone to scratches and other similar problems. So before you damage your vinyl tiles permanently, take measures to prevent it already. Especially be extra careful when moving furniture around.
2. Protect your tiles. Aside from being cautious not to create any damage, you can use some added protection by adding a top coat over your tiles. There are currently various choices available for you at your local hardware store.
3. Vacuum-clean the floor always. Daily vacuuming helps a lot in removing all the loose dirt on the tiles.
4. After vacuuming, mop the floor or wipe it clean with a piece of cloth. You can soak the mop or the cloth in a mixture of detergent and water. This will remove the dirt which has already stuck to the tiles.
5. Remove stains right away. There might be some stains which could not be easily removed by mopping alone. You might need to use a stronger solution. Generally, bleach can be used with vinyl tiles without causing or risking any damage. Just add a few drops to a few millilitres of water and spray it over the stains.
6. Use home remedies. There are also several household items which can be used for removing stains in your tiles. One of which is apple cider vinegar. You can mix a cup of it with a cup of water and spray it over the affected area. You can also use baking soda. Create a paste with water and baking soda and apply it to the affected area.
Note that you have to be extra careful of using other floor cleaners or detergents which are not meant or not safe for vinyl tiles. They might leave a film or some marks over your vinyl tiles.