Many people in the flooring industry, as well as customers looking at new vinyl flooring, may wonder if a residue from high alkali content is left on sheet vinyl flooring, what will take place of the surface of that floor? While vinyl flooring is durable and extremely resistant to all kinds of scuffs, scratches, heat, stains and more, there are still plenty of factors that can contribute to a less than ideal performance.
Getting the right combination of cleaning, maintenance and repair will ensure that any vinyl flooring is going to last for many years as a durable and beautiful kind of flooring. However, what happens to vinyl flooring when the wrong type of cleaning product is used?
The only way to ensure good looks and a lifetime of performance for a vinyl floor is to use the right kind of cleaning products and methods. Manufacturers recommend that customers sweep and vacuum the vinyl floor regularly to remove grit and dirt. This type of cleaning should be done daily.
Every few days, customers should also use a damp mob and soapy water to clean the vinyl surface. The type of cleaning detergent used must be one that is a neutral detergent, with a neutral pH or one that is only slightly alkaline. If the cleaner has too high of an alkali content, it can cause the finish of the vinyl to fade or dull. In extreme cases, the high alkali content of the cleaning solution can leave a hazy film on the flooring surface.
If customers stick to the cleaning methods and products as recommended by the manufacturer, they will ensure that their sheet vinyl flooring stays clean and clear, giving them the best performance and a lifetime of satisfaction. A lifetime of beautiful flooring awaits those who clean and care for sheet vinyl properly.