How to Clean Vinyl Plank Flooring

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Vinyl plank flooring is affordable, and homeowners with a bit of home improvement and renovation experience can install it. It's durable and withstands many years of traffic. A regular vinyl floor cleaning routine removes dust and dry buildup. Occasionally, you'll also want to deep-clean the floor to get rid of sticky, heavy residue.

Things You'll Need

  • Bucket
  • Water
  • Mop
  • Dish soap
  • Ammonia
  • Broom
  • Sweep the vinyl planks regularly with a soft broom to remove dust and loose buildup.

  • Pour 1 gallon water and 2 tbsp. dish soap into a bucket.

  • Dip your mop in the bucket, squeeze out, and wipe over the vinyl planks following the direction of the planks.

  • Rinse the mop with clear water, and wipe over the vinyl planks to remove soap buildup. Allow to air-dry.

  • Discard the soapy water, and if any residue remains on your floors combine 2 tbsp. clear ammonia with 1 gallon warm water.

  • Dip the mop in the bucket again, squeeze out and wipe across the vinyl planks.

  • Rinse your mop with hot water again, and wipe over the floor to remove ammonia residue. Let the vinyl air-dry.

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