How to Clean Vinyl Plank Flooring

Vinyl plank flooring is affordable, and homeowners with a bit of home improvement and renovation experience can install it. It's durable and withstands many years of traffic. A regular vinyl floor cleaning routine removes dust and dry buildup. Occasionally, you'll also want to deep-clean the floor to get rid of sticky, heavy residue.

Sweep your vinyl plank flooring regularly.

Step 1

Sweep the vinyl planks regularly with a soft broom to remove dust and loose buildup.

Step 2

Pour 1 gallon water and 2 tbsp. dish soap into a bucket.

Step 3

Dip your mop in the bucket, squeeze out, and wipe over the vinyl planks following the direction of the planks.

Step 4

Rinse the mop with clear water, and wipe over the vinyl planks to remove soap buildup. Allow to air-dry.

Step 5

Discard the soapy water, and if any residue remains on your floors combine 2 tbsp. clear ammonia with 1 gallon warm water.

Step 6

Dip the mop in the bucket again, squeeze out and wipe across the vinyl planks.

Step 7

Rinse your mop with hot water again, and wipe over the floor to remove ammonia residue. Let the vinyl air-dry.

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