Every day, we walk over vinyl floors without thinking about the damage our shoes can cause. We all know that dirt and debris from outside get tracked in on a daily basis, but what many people don’t realize is that by simply walking on them with their dirty or wet shoes, they are also damaging the surface of your flooring. Proper care and maintenance of your SPC Vinyl Flooring will ensure a durable product for years to come!
SPC flooring stands for Stone Plastic Composite which is a plastic material that could be shaped into any design and texture. It also has the benefit of being able to withstand heavy foot traffic which means it’s perfect for high-traffic areas like schools, churches, hotels, airports and more!
In this article, you’ll learn how to clean SPC flooring so it looks its best year-round!
- 1 How to Clean SPC Flooring
- 2 SPC Flooring Maintenance
How to Clean SPC Flooring
First Cleaning After SPC Floor Installation
After the installation is complete, it’s important to clean your SPC flooring from any dirt or dust particles that may have been tracked in. Mix a solution of warm water and dishwashing soap (about one cup) into a bucket and then mop with this mixture using a damp sponge. This will remove all the loose debris off the surface, which will make it easier to maintain.
Regular cleaning of SPC flooring
The best way to clean SPC flooring is with a damp cloth or paper towel. This will remove any dirt, stains and debris that may be on the surface and make it easier for you to maintain your floors in between deep cleans.
Never use water-based cleaning products on your SPC Flooring!
Water-based cleaners can penetrate the top layer of vinyl which means those chemicals are sitting right next to where people walk all day long, causing potential health risks! It’s important not only how often but what kind of cleaner you’re using when cleaning your SPC flooring because this has an impact on its longevity as well.
Deep Cleaning of SPC Flooring
Deep cleaning your SPC flooring should be done at least once a year. This includes using an appropriate cleaner, such as our Power Cleaner or Oxygen Foamer and scrubbing the surface until all dirt is removed to protect it from getting damaged in between deep cleans.
Sweepers with rotating heads are best because they get into hard-to-reach areas like corners and edges of walls.* You’ll need two buckets; one for soapy water, another for clean rinse water. Fill up both buckets halfway with warm water (hot tap works great) then add soap/cleaner to bucket #one according to instructions on bottle. Wearing protective gloves and old clothes, proceed to scrub your floors with a push broom.
SPC Flooring Maintenance
SPC flooring should be cleaned routinely and on a daily basis with soap, warm water, and a scrub brush or mop. This will remove dirt that has accumulated over the day so it does not turn into an even larger mess later. It’s also important to check regularly for any potential spills as SPC floors are durable but can still stain if they’re not maintained properly.
Frequency of Cleanings Varies Based On Traffic Patterns And Type Of Flooring — Check The Manufacturer’s Instructions To Know More About Your Specific Surface!
Without regular upkeep your vinyl flooring could wear down quickly and become damaged.
Does SPC flooring scratch?
The answer to this question is a resounding yes. However, it’s not the scratches that are important; but rather what lies beneath the surface that is causing your problems. Scratches can be removed with a little elbow grease and some time in the buffing machine.
Is SPC is better than Laminate?
The answer to this question is a resounding yes. SPC flooring is not only more durable; but in the long-run it will save you money as well. With less wear and tear, there’s no need for replacement due to damages like scratches or stains!
Can I just use soap in SPC Flooring?
There is a reason for the SPC exterior barrier and it’s not just to make your floor look good! The answer to this question is no. Soap can diminish the quality of the surface, wear down its protective coating which will lead to early deterioration or even cause future problems. Stick with soap-free cleaners that are designed specifically for vinyl floors; they’re worth both time and money in comparison!
What happens if I don’t maintain my floor?
The answer to this question may be one you want to avoid: reduced durability, premature aging/wearing out and increased maintenance cost. In addition, dirt from outside air will find its way through cracks and crevices.
Is SPC Flooring Waterproof?
SPC Vinyl Flooring is NOT waterproof. Rubber-based products which are water resistant, but not waterproof include SPC vinyl flooring and linoleum. In order to maintain a healthy indoor environment it’s important that contaminants from the outside world be prevented from coming into contact with this type of material as often as possible by using an appropriate sealant on all seams/joints where leaks may occur (e.g., penetrations for electrical outlets).
Does SPC Flooring Expand?
The majority of our SPC Vinyl Flooring products will expand and contract with changes in temperature, but they should be installed accordingly. Installing the floor over a concrete subfloor is better than installing it on wood or directly on joists (if you have access to one). The surface under the vinyl must also slope away from any outside walls or other wet areas so that water can’t accumulate beneath it – this means for instance, not laying your floor right next to a pool deck where rainwater may collect around its edges.