Luxury vinyl flooring like Amtico is a sought-after luxury that truly transforms your home. Whilst being very sturdy, Amtico and other LVT brands need some semi-regular maintenance to improve durability and aesthetics. This post explains how to clean Amtico flooring in detail combining manufacturers tips and a few of our own LVT cleaning tips.
Amtico’s Guide on Cleaning Amtico Flooring
What better place to start than Amtico’s own guide on how to clean Amtico flooring. According to Amtico’s guide, Amtico does not need to be regularly buffed or polished. Instead, there are three steps on how to clean Amtico flooring.
Step one – Brush
First of all, you want to brush any dirt and dust off the floor and into the bin with a soft brush. Do this regularly. This will leave the floor ready to be mopped.
Step two – Mop
After you have brushed the floor move on to mopping. You should be using Amtico Floorcare Maintainer for regular mops. Remember that Amtico recommends their Floorcare Maintainer and any deviation from Amtico’s floorcare guidelines could affect your warranty on some products.
“That the floor is used domestically and has been regularly maintained,
using approved products, following current guidelines” – Amtico Spacia Warranty Information.
Mix 100ml of Amtico Floorcare Maintainer to every 5 litres of water and use a double bucket system.
Step Three – Deep Clean
You should deep clean your Amtico floor every year using Amtico Floorcare Stripper. Leave this on for 10 minutes for then rinse your Amtico LVT twice.
Amtico Floorcare Stripper removes the top finish of your luxury vinyl tiles along with any ingrained dirt or marks.
After the floor is stripped, redress the floors with Amtico Floorcare Dressing. This replaces the top finish of your Amtico LVT giving it a good as new finish.
Bonus Step – Use Surface Protectors
Although now really a cleaning step, surface protectors are essential to maintaining your Amtico flooring. These are the small felt pads that attach to the bottom of chairs, tables and other large ‘draggable’ objects. Using surface protectors helps keep your floor scratch free.
Another seemingly obvious tip is to protect your floors with a floor mat. Placing one where people enter your home can capture a lot of dirt and small stones before they can scratch the surface of your vinyl.
Remember, Amtico is an extremely hard-wearing type of luxury vinyl tiles. This type of flooring is built to last and warranties range from 20 to 30 years. However, with proper care and attention, the lifespan of these products can be extended beyond the warranty (though you won’t be covered beyond your warranty).
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