A Guide to PVC Flooring Plus Cleaning and Maintenance Tips

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Tired of hard-to-clean carpets or worn out old floors? Consider resilient PVC flooring! Not only can vinyl flooring be a sustainable choice, but it’s durable too and incredibly easy to maintain. In fact, just a little of FILA’s CLEANER PRO will go a long way and ensure your vinyl tiles stay looking brand new. Read on as we discover more about PVC flooring, plus the best way to clean it using our best-selling concentrated cleaner.

What is PVC flooring?

PVC is a high-quality, versatile and practical building material that belongs to the world of vinyl surfaces. Also known as Polyvinyl Chloride, PVC is, in fact, a polymer or plastic that can be used to make many durable products. It also has the strength to withstand continual use in a busy setting, and with regular maintenance, PVC flooring can last your household a lifetime. The most popular type of PVC floor is also LVT, or as they are more commonly known; Luxury Vinyl Tiles.

5 advantages of PVC flooring

1. It’s the most energy-efficient plastic

With low thermal conductivity, PVC flooring has excellent insulation properties. Because heat transfers through the plastic at a very slow rate, it retains warmth or cooler air for longer periods of time. As a result, it can lower fuel costs and the energy needed to heat and cool your home. In production, PVC also consumes the lowest amount of energy compared to other high-volume plastics.

2. PVC flooring is recyclable and long-lasting

At the end of their life PVC tiles can be recycled to reproduce a new floor. With more than 50% of polyvinyl chloride products having a life span of over 15 years, this type of flooring leaves a small mark on the environment.

3. PVC is durable and water-resistant

PVC flooring is a lightweight and highly durable product with a lifespan that can, on average, range between ten and twenty years. Whatsmore, it can last even longer if you use the right products and avoid those that can leave behind a buildup of residues. With excellent water resistance, these vinyl tiles also have great anti-slip properties too. This makes them ideal for bathrooms or other places where there is a significant presence of moisture such as a family mudroom.

4. It’s stain-proof and comfortably soft

Because PVC flooring is stain resistant, any spillages like oil and grease are easy to clean with a damp cloth. Vinyl floors also feel soft underfoot thanks to their thin foam backing layer, which means if you drop something delicate, it’s a lot less likely to break.

5. PVC flooring is easy to look after

Due to its surface texture, vinyl flooring is one of the easiest to clean. It also requires very little maintenance, just a regular sweep and a mop to remove dirt and grime.

How to use a pH-neutral cleaner on PVC floors

Not only are vinyl floors stylish and straightforward to fit, but they’re also easy to clean, giving you an easy life and a healthy home. To keep your floors looking as good as the day they were laid, we recommend a weekly sweep and mopping with a neutral detergent. Our concentrated cleaner, CLEANER PRO, will help to remove dirt and keep your floors in great condition. For ordinary maintenance of PVC floors, dilute 25 ml of this pH-neutral cleaner in 5 litres of water or for more stubborn stains, wash using a more concentrated solution.

Lifestyle tips for well-maintained PVC flooring

To keep PVC flooring look its best, protective pads work wonders under furniture. Also, remember at least 80% of dirt can be stopped at the door, so the use of a doormat can make cleaning your floors even easier. We’d also suggest tackling stains as they happen with CLEANER PRO, starting from the outside of the stain and working into its centre. You should also avoid the use of floor wax as this will only make your floor slippy – all you need for PVC is CLEANER PRO!

Try CLEANER PRO for yourself! Homeowners love CLEANER PRO for its ability to provide gentle yet extensive cleaning. When used on a regular basis, it will also contribute to the performance of PVC flooring and keep your home happy and healthy! Please get in touch should you need any further advice and thank you for reading.


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