Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) has emerged as a popular choice for commercial facilities due to its durability, versatility, and aesthetic appeal. As a facility maintenance manager, you play a crucial role in ensuring the longevity and beauty of LVT surfaces in your buildings. In this blog, we’ll unveil the secrets of effective LVT solid surface care and provide essential tips to keep your LVT floors looking impeccable for years to come.
1. Daily Cleaning Routine:
Establishing a daily cleaning routine is the first step in maintaining LVT surfaces. Dust mop or sweep the floors regularly to remove loose dirt and debris. Follow up with damp mopping using a neutral pH cleaner and a microfiber mop. This gentle approach will keep the LVT surfaces free from grime and maintain their original shine.
2. Preventing Scratches and Scuffs:
While LVT is known for its resilience, it’s still essential to take preventive measures against scratches and scuffs. Place walk-off mats at entryways to trap dirt and grit from incoming foot traffic. Encourage the use of furniture protectors, such as felt pads, to prevent scratching when moving chairs and tables.
3. Addressing Spills and Stains Promptly:
Accidents happen, and when spills occur, act promptly to prevent staining. Clean up spills immediately with a soft cloth or paper towel, and use a mild cleaner if necessary. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive scrubbers, as they can damage the LVT surface.
In addition to daily cleaning, schedule regular maintenance and deep cleaning sessions for your LVT floors. This involves using a manufacturer-approved cleaner and a floor machine with soft pads to remove more stubborn stains and refresh the floor’s appearance. Periodic deep cleaning will rejuvenate the LVT surface and extend its life.
5. Resilient Floor Protectors:
High-traffic areas, such as corridors and entrances, can benefit from the application of floor protectors. These resilient coatings add an extra layer of protection to LVT surfaces, shielding them from wear and tear caused by heavy foot traffic.
6. Mindful Furniture Placement:
When rearranging or adding new furniture, be mindful of proper lifting and placement techniques. Avoid dragging heavy items across the LVT surface, as this can lead to scuffs or scratches. Utilize dollies or furniture gliders to move heavier pieces with ease.
7. Consultation with LVT Experts:
Seek guidance from SOLID’s LVT experts. We can provide valuable insights into the best cleaning products, maintenance techniques, and recommended practices for your specific LVT flooring.
Mastering the Secrets of LVT Surface Care is Essential
As a facility maintenance manager, mastering the secrets of LVT surface care is essential for preserving the beauty and durability of your commercial facility’s floors. Implement a regular cleaning routine, address spills promptly, and schedule periodic deep cleaning sessions to keep your LVT surfaces shining like new. Utilize resilient floor protectors and seek advice from LVT experts to ensure you’re using the best practices and products for your LVT floors. At SOLID, we understand the unique challenges of LVT maintenance, and our team is here to provide complimentary demonstrations and expert guidance for all your solid surface care needs. Contact us today to discover the full potential of LVT care and elevate the appearance of your commercial facility.
SOLID Surface Care, Inc. is a unified team of surface care experts who deliver the highest level of care for all hard and soft surfaces while providing a world-class client experience. With SOLID, your surfaces are protected, your spaces are kept clean and healthy, and your expectations are exceeded. From carpet to stone to metal and wood, we care for the most precious surfaces in the world – Yours.
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