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Resilient Vinyl - Floor Care and Maintenance

Today's vinyl is much more than your standard sheet vinyl.  Resiliant vinyl flooring is naturally durable, making cleaning a breeze. Here, we’re going to give you the crash course on how to care for your vinyl flooring and keep it looking great for years to come.  

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Have other questions? Call into our Flooring Showroom at 812-537-0619 for a complete guide on resilient vinyl.

Cleaning Resiliant Vinyl Floors:

  • Sweep your floors regularly to remove loose dirt and grit.

  • Wipe up any spills as soon as possible.

  • Clean your floors using Shaw R2X Hard Surfaces Flooring Cleaner. Simply spray the cleaner on the floor and use a dry mop.

  • For spills, use Shaw R2X Hard Surfaces Flooring Cleaner and wipe clean with a dry white cloth. No rinsing necessary!



  • Use harsh chemicals.

  • Use steam.

  • Use a vacuum with a beater bar or brush.

Use protective mats

It is important to use a good quality entry mat to trap dirt, sand, grit and other substances such as oil that would otherwise be tracked onto your floor. These mats will also help protect your resilient flooring from premature wear. Mats are also suggested at heavy pivot locations, such as in front of your kitchen sink or stove. If mats are placed directly on top of the resilient floors, use mats without latex or rubber backings to avoid possible discoloration.

Care for Stains, Spills, Scuffs and other Substances

There will be times when it is necessary to use more aggressive cleaning methods on your resilient vinyl floor. Substances such as acids, blood, dyes, paints, solvents and other contaminants will require special treatment.


To learn more about the treatment of these types of spills, please download the complete care and maintenance guide.


We would recommend something like Shawfloors R2X Hard Surface cleaner to keep your resilient floors looking their best. We do not recommend that you use vinegar as a cleaner for you resilient vinyl floors. While vinegar makes a great cleaner for household dirt, over time it can damage your floors because it is not pH balanced. Also, please do not use steam to clean your floors. The extreme temperatures can cause expansion of the vinyl which could lead to wrinkles and glue bond issues.

Use Chair and Appliance Pads to protect your vinyl floor.

Make sure furniture legs have large surface, non-staining floor protectors. Replace small, narrow metal or dome-shaped glides with smooth, flat guides that are in full contact with the floor.

Heavy furniture or appliances that are not moved often should be equipped with flat, non-staining composition furniture casters or cups of appropriate size.


Keeping your new resilient vinyl floors looking great is simple as long as you follow these simple tips.