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Can I steam-clean my new luxury vinyl flooring?

Saturday, October 29, 2022 7:46 AM Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Luxury vinyl flooring in Greenwood, SC from Reagan Flooring

If you choose luxury vinyl flooring, you'll find outstanding benefits that can last a lifetime. But we know you'll have questions that we can answer as well.

We are often asked whether steam cleaning is a good upkeep choice for your new luxury vinyl, and the answer is no. Here are some facts to help you understand why.

Steam cleaning basics

The steam cleaning task uses steam, heat, and pressure to ensure a deep-down clean that works excellently for carpeting. But all three of these features can be highly detrimental to luxury vinyl flooring.

Vinyl plank flooring
is 100% waterproof, even in floor conditions, but it cannot stand up under heat or pressure. This process forces heat between the planks, which can damage even after one steam cleaning treatment.

What to do instead

A deep-down clean is easy with professional advice and manufacturer-recommended cleaning solutions. In addition, we advise avoiding any cleaners or tools that might scratch your floor's surface and cut its lifespan short.

Consider using area rugs or runners to alleviate wear and the buildup of dirt and debris in high-traffic areas. Choosing the right luxury vinyl flooring with the right level of durability for your floors in the first place can help keep your floors looking great for years.

Choose our showroom for your luxury vinyl flooring

When you visit Reagan Flooring, you’ll see a team of flooring professionals that understand your diverse flooring and service requirements. In addition, we offer an excellent inventory of materials and services to match your needs and preferences for any size remodel.

When you’re ready for the best luxury vinyl flooring in Greenwood, SC, visit our showroom. Our service areas include Greenwood, Abbeville, Anderson, McCormick, and Clinton, SC, and we look forward to working with you too.