How To Clean Your Luxury Vinyl Flooring Like A Pro

February 15, 2024


Luxury vinyl flooring is a popular choice for homeowners due to its durability, versatility, aesthetic appeal, and waterproof properties. Whether you have luxury vinyl plank (LVP) or luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring, proper care and maintenance are important for preserving its appearance and longevity. MSI's luxury vinyl flooring, part of our Everlife® Waterproof Flooring collection, offers an extra layer of protection against moisture, making it an ideal choice for various areas in your home.

Read on as we discuss MSI’s recommended best practices and products to help you clean your new luxury vinyl flooring easily and effectively.

Regular Cleaning

Regular cleaning is essential to maintain the beauty and longevity of your luxury vinyl flooring. To keep your luxury vinyl flooring in top condition, start by sweeping or vacuuming it regularly. Using a soft-bristle broom or a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment can effectively remove loose dirt and debris without causing any damage. This step is essential for preventing scratches and maintaining the floor's shine.

One of the many benefits of MSI luxury vinyl flooring is our exclusive CrystaLux protection layer, aiding against daily wear and tear and ensuring that your new flooring continues to look pristine even in high-traffic areas. By regularly sweeping or vacuuming, you're not only preventing scratches but also preserving the quality and appearance of your floors.

Handling Spills


Accidents happen, and spills are inevitable, but with luxury vinyl flooring from the Everlife® Waterproof Flooring collection, you have an added layer of protection against moisture-related issues. This flooring is designed to resist water damage, making it a perfect choice for areas prone to spills and splashes, such as kitchens and bathrooms.

To prevent stains and damage, use a clean, damp cloth or paper towel to wipe away spills as soon as they occur. This quick response ensures that no moisture is left sitting on the surface, maintaining the floor's pristine appearance and safeguarding it against any potential staining or water-related issues.

Routine Cleaning


For routine cleaning, use a damp mop with a pH-neutral vinyl floor cleaner. Avoid abrasive cleaners, wax-based products, or harsh chemicals, as they can damage the floor's finish. Always follow the manufacturer's recommendations for cleaning products.

While all MSI luxury vinyl flooring is waterproof, it's important to use only a damp mop and avoid saturating the floor with excess water that can penetrate seams and edges. For tougher stains or sticky residues, you can use a soft nylon brush or gently scrub with a non-abrasive pad in conjunction with the recommended vinyl floor cleaner.

After mopping or scrubbing, wipe the floor thoroughly with clean water to remove any remaining cleaning solution. This will help maintain the floor's appearance and ensure no residue is left behind.

In addition to routine cleaning, consider placing doormats at entry points. These mats can help trap dirt and moisture from shoes, reducing the amount of dirt brought onto your luxury vinyl flooring. By doing so, you'll further extend the life of your flooring and reduce the need for deep cleaning. The combination of the CrystaLux protection layer and smart cleaning practices ensures that your luxury vinyl flooring remains a durable, beautiful, and long-lasting addition to your home.

Recommended Cleaning Products

When it comes to cleaning products, choose a pH-neutral, specially formulated luxury vinyl floor cleaner. These products effectively clean without damaging the floor's finish. Additionally, microfiber materials are excellent for capturing dirt and debris without scratching the floor. Use a microfiber mop or cloth for damp mopping and spot cleaning. A soft bristle broom is ideal for dry sweeping luxury vinyl flooring, effectively removing loose particles without causing damage.

Keep non-abrasive scrubbing pads or soft nylon brushes on hand for tackling stubborn stains or residues. These tools provide the necessary scrubbing power without harming the flooring.

Additional Maintenance Tips

To further protect your luxury vinyl flooring:

  • Place furniture pads or glides under heavy furniture to prevent scratches or dents when moving them.
  • Avoid using rubber-backed mats or rugs with poor ventilation, as they may cause discoloration over time.
  • Trim your pet's nails regularly to prevent scratches.
  • Use curtains or blinds to shield your luxury vinyl flooring from prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, which can cause fading.
  • Establish a cleaning schedule to prevent dirt buildup and make cleaning more manageable.

Proper cleaning and maintenance are vital for preserving the beauty and longevity of your luxury vinyl flooring. By following these best practices and using recommended cleaning products, you can keep your luxury vinyl flooring looking pristine and enjoy its benefits for years to come. Regular care and attention will help protect your investment and maintain the elegance of your home.

If you're interested in learning more about MSI's luxury vinyl flooring options, we invite you to chat with us online, visit a nearby MSI showroom, or contact a local authorized MSI retailer for more information.


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