Removing Scuff Marks From Vinyl Plank Flooring

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Things You'll Need

  • Pencil eraser

  • Tennis balls

  • Cleaning eraser

  • Cleaning rags

  • Rubbing alcohol

Remove scuffs from vinyl plank flooring with rubbing alcohol.

Vinyl plank flooring can be damaged by scuff marks just like any other hard flooring surface. The good thing is that these scuffs may look highly damaging, but they are actually patches of rubber that sit on top of the floor surface. By using ingredients that safely pull up all scuff mark residue, you can keep the plank flooring looking like new without harming the vinyl surface.

Step 1

Scrub over the scuffs with a pencil eraser, or use a tennis ball if you don't have an eraser on hand. Either item quickly removes all light scuff mark residue.

Step 2

Moisten a cleaning eraser with water and scrub the vinyl to remove any leftover scuffs.

Step 3

Drizzle rubbing alcohol over any leftover scuff residue, if necessary. Scrub the alcohol into the scuffs with a cleaning rag until all scuff marks are gone.

Step 4

Wipe the vinyl with a clean, damp rag and follow up with a dry rag for residue-free finish.


Mel Frank

Mel Frank is a professional freelance writer with over 15 years of writing experience. She has completed a wide variety of writing assignments for a number of publications that include CNN and various websites. Frank received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from a prestigious university in Pennsylvania.