Guide To Deep Clean The Vinyl Flooring


DEEBOT T20 cleaning the vinyl flooring beside a sofa(Caption: The DEEBOT cleaning the vinyl plank flooring)

Vinyl plank is a favored flooring material that people widely used in kitchens, bathrooms and living halls. However, how to clean vinyl flooring? Usually, it only requires little care and maintenance. You can only use a variety of natural or harsher cleaning chemicals with mops or vacuum robots to achieve a good result. But what is the better way to clean vinyl flooring? Could it be possible to deep clean the vinyl flooring without damaging it?


Before we find the answer, we should know what is vinyl plank. As opposed to a thin layer of highly flexible vinyl, vinyl plank flooring is a considerably thicker flooring material that is created in long planks with a modified tongue-and-groove connection mechanism that snaps together. Vinyl plank flooring first gained popularity because it closely resembled wood plank flooring, with a cheaper price. It is also a completely waterproof material that is softer than laminate and quieter underfoot. Vinyl plank flooring can withstand years of usage if you clean it in the right way.


What do you need to prepare before cleaning the vinyl flooring?


Vinyl plank flooring may be cleaned with all-purpose cleansers. But not all all-purpose cleaners are suitable for use on vinyl flooring. Here we recommend several homemade recipes that you can easily produce the right cleansers before cleaning vinyl flooring.


½ white vinegar or apple cider vinegar;

¼ cup baking soda;

¼ cup of hot water.


Combine all these ingredients and mix them thoroughly in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture before you start cleaning the floor. This recipe of cleanser can deal with daily cleaning of vinyl floor.


If you have any tenacious stains on your vinyl plank flooring, such as ketchup or mustard stains, baking soda paste is an excellent remedy. Simply combine three parts of water and one part of baking soda until thick paste forms. Apply it to the stain and wait 10-15 minutes before mopping or vacuuming the vinyl flooring.


Rubbing alcohol may be used to remove lipstick, hair colour, and ink stains. Before employing this approach on the real stain, try it in an inconspicuous location first, as certain types of ink are colorfast.


How to deep clean the vinyl flooring?


A flat microfiber mop or dust mop can help to remove large debris as well as fine particles from high traffic areas. But vacuum robot can do a much better job in deep cleaning vinyl flooring. Here are some few things that you need to keep in mind.


First, you need to choose the right partner- an outstanding robot vacuum. ECOVACS DEEBOT N8 Pro+ is a good choice, who is serious about eliminating dirt and dust buried deep in floor cracks, with a maximum suction force of 2600Pa. Its complementing all-new fan motor design is made of glass fiber material, which saves energy and ensures high-pressure endurance while reducing noise.




The N8 Pro+ is all in one vacuum and mop. When mopping hard surfaces, the N8 Pro+ uses ultrasonic sensors to avoid carpet, and when vacuuming carpets, it automatically doubles the suction force. The N8 Pro+ is equipped with the OZMO Mopping System, which uses a precise micro-water pump to prevent leaks and over-wetting of floors. You may alter the settings to match your requirements with four different degrees of water flow.


N8 Pro+ equipped with the OZMO mopping system


By dividing and merging areas, labeling rooms and building various maps, you can clean by room on numerous levels. You can also draw out designated areas on the map that require the greatest care, such as spills and pet hangouts. Furthermore, different cleaning settings may be assigned to different rooms. This feature helps a lot when you use different flooring materials in your house.


Second, chose the proper settings for your vacuum. Low suction and a brush attachment that will not harm or scratch your vinyl plank floors are required. If the setting is too high, you run the danger of scratching and harming your floors while attempting to clean them.


Third, only if there are any places with pet hair or dirt build-up, should you use a vacuum cleaner with a beater bar. The dirt will be agitated and removed by the beater bar.


Finally, be careful to vacuum under furniture, particularly sofas and chairs, where pet hair can gather over time.


Other Suggestions


Dirt and dust may wear down and deteriorate the finish of any type of flooring, including vinyl tile and laminate, over time; thus, a good-quality doormat or area rug should always be placed in front of thresholds to prevent grit and grime from migrating into the house. In this way, we can attempt to prevent dirt, stains, and abrasions from occurring.


Another tip is to use a sheet of plywood or paneling whenever you need to move furniture across the floor to avoid scuff marks or tears on the vinyl floor. To avoid permanent indentations, you may wish to apply vinyl coasters under the feet and legs of your furniture.


We hope you found this guide on how to clean the vinyl flooring helpful.


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