What Are The Best Products For Cleaning Vinyl Plank Flooring?

March 17, 2023

The best way to keep your vinyl plank floors looking their best is to clean them regularly. However, it is important to choose cleaning products that are safe for your floors and won’t damage them over time. 


Vinyl plank flooring is a great option for homeowners who want the look of wood, stone, or other materials at a much lower price. However, these floors require regular maintenance and cleaning to keep them looking good for years to come. 

The best products for cleaning vinyl planks are pH-neutral cleaners that won’t damage or discolor the surface over time. They should also contain ingredients that won’t saturate or etch the floor. Cleaners are available as spray formulas or concentrates that need to be diluted in water. It is also a good idea to check the label of any product you are considering using on your flooring before making a purchase. 

Homemade Solutions 

Scuffs and scratches are common on vinyl floors, especially when shoes are worn. Stains and scuffs can typically be removed with a baking soda paste mixed with water. Mix two tablespoons of baking soda with one teaspoon of water, then spread the paste over the stain and scrub gently. 

Vinegar is another acidic cleaner that’s safe for use on vinyl plank flooring. It’s slightly more acidic than lemon juice or white vinegar, but it should be diluted as described above. Bleach and ammonia are both highly alkaline on the pH scale, so they should be avoided when cleaning vinyl planks. 


Vacuuming is essential to maintaining your home’s cleanliness and avoiding the build-up of dust, allergens, dirt, pet hair and other debris that can cause damage to carpeting and flooring. 

The best vacuuming products for vinyl floors are gentler than standard vacuum cleaners and use soft brush rolls, rubber wheels for extra sensitive surfaces, adjustable cleaning modes, and robust filtration systems. They also include features like wands and crevice tools that are perfect for hard-to-reach areas, such as cracks in the baseboards and upholstered furniture. 

The most suitable vacuum design for cleaning vinyl plank floors is an upright model. These machines are versatile and can be easily converted into hand vacuums at a moment’s notice. They also feature large-capacity dustbin cups that save a lot of trips to the trash bin when you’re cleaning your vinyl floors. 

Deep Cleaning 

Deep cleaning products for vinyl plank flooring can help keep them looking clean and fresh. For example, use a floor cleaner with a neutral pH level, such as Pureflor. Avoid using abrasive cleaners, which can damage the wear layer on the top of the vinyl plank. For a more thorough cleaning, mix 1 cup of white or apple cider vinegar in a gallon of water and dunk your mop into the solution. Rinse well and then wipe the floor. Don’t leave the mop overly wet, as it can cause the vinyl to warp or swell! 

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