Vinyl Plank Flooring: A Guide for Homeowners

It’s no surprise that vinyl flooring is becoming an increasingly popular choice for residential homes. Vinyl floors are known for their durability, ease of installation, and various styles.
Are you eager to spruce up your home with vinyl planks flooring? Look no further – this guide has all the information necessary for successful installation, maintenance and cleaning of vinyl flooring.

Installing Vinyl Plank Flooring
Installing vinyl plank flooring is a relatively straightforward process that can usually be completed in just a few hours.
To start, measure the room you’ll be working in before purchasing materials. As well as measuring the length and width of each wall, it’s also important to factor in any obstructions like fireplaces or doors when calculating square footage.
When it comes time to install the planks themselves, take care not to rush through their application, as mistakes could make a huge difference visually when all is said and done.
Make sure each plank fits tightly against its neighbors without leaving gaps between them. Finish up by cutting the final planks, so they fit snugly around each corner or obstruction in the room.

Maintaining Your New Vinyl Flooring
Once installed correctly, vinyl plank flooring requires minimal upkeep and maintenance across its lifespan. Consider investing in an area rug or two, so hard-to-clean debris like pet hair won’t become wedged between planks over time.
Additionally, purchasing rugs over larger areas can help preserve your new floor from heavy foot traffic in high-traffic areas of your home, such as hallways and entryways.
Although rarer than with other types of flooring, liquid spills can still occur with regularity on vinyl floors and are best cleaned up as soon as possible using a damp cloth or mop head instead of harsher cleaners which may leave damage over time. If possible, avoid dragging furniture across or dropping heavy items onto the surface to maximize its longevity across years of use without issue.

Cleaning Your Vinyl Plank Flooring
Cleaning specific types of vinyl plank floorings (luxury or waterproof) often requires slightly different approaches depending on their unique coatings and finishes.
However, basic everyday maintenance starts with using a broom for debris, followed by mopping weekly with water, then finally dealing with built-up dirt through specialized cleansers designed specifically for vinyl floors once every month or two months, depending on usage levels within the household.

From The Experts At AMS:

Installing vinyl plank flooring can be a great way to add style to any room. However, it is important to take the time to measure accurately and plan before beginning the installation process. Pay attention to details, like always using tight-fitting planks and protecting your new floors with area rugs or mats.

Maintaining your flooring with regular sweeping, mopping, and specialized cleaning will also help keep them looking its best for years to come. Get the assurance you need before starting an installation project by talking to experienced artisans at AMS Floors & Interiors. For assistance, call (281) 780-9990 today!