Luxury vinyl flooring (LVF) is low maintenance and require very little attention. However, like anything, the floors will perform better and last even longer when properly taken care of. Here, from Kelly's Carpet Omaha, a complete, detailed schedule will help you keep track of upkeep.

Sweep daily

This helps protect your floors from dirt and soil. Even though LVF is a highly durable flooring, dirt can act like little razor blades and scratch, and when that happens, the floor will eventually look dull. Spills should be wiped right away, so they don't sit and stain.

Mop weekly

The best mop is a microfiber one; some sponge mops push the dirt around, while microfiber grabs and removes it. Use a damp mop; luxury vinyl is waterproof, but water can seep through the seams and onto the subfloor if you have planks or tile-sized pieces. It can also damage adhesives if used.

Only use cleaners that are manufacturer-approved. Waxy, shine promoting ones can damage the urethane finishes and dulls the floor. If you feel your floor needs more shine, seek the advice of your flooring expert.

What is LVF?

Luxury vinyl flooring
provides true-to-life images of wood, tile, or stone, available in a large assortment of colors, patterns, and designs. Images are taken with 3D photography and printed digitally, so you'll see knots, grains, swirls, veining variations, and vibrant colors. Embossing gives the floor depth, dimension, and textured appearances, such as hand-scraped, wire-brushed, weathered, and distressed. It's finished with matte, gloss, and high gloss colors.

LVF can be cut into planks to mimic hardwood boards or square tile-sized pieces. Some people also use planks for stone looks because it has that continuous look of quarried slabs, while others feel the extra seams add even more realism. Highly durable, this is a multi-layered product with a top clear melamine sheet that protects the floor from wear, scratches, and scuffs.

Luxury vinyl flooring installation can be the floating floor. Kelly's Carpet Omaha is recognized for superior flooring installations and will make sure you have a floor you'll be proud of. Visit our showroom in Omaha, where we serve the entire city and surrounds; while there, be sure to ask about your free estimate for your luxury vinyl flooring project.