Can I wax luxury vinyl flooring?

Can I wax luxury vinyl flooring?

Luxury vinyl flooring (LVF) has a clear polyurethane finish that adds extra shine and strength. It's not necessary to wax and may, in fact, even dull the floors.

Wax damages the finish

The finish, in addition to the wear layer,  protects the floor from scratches and scuffs. Waxy substances will wear the finish away.   

That makes it even more prone to damage. If that's not bad enough, it also leaves a dull build-up. 

The importance of regular sweeping

Sweep or vacuum (without beater bars) twice a week or daily. Dirt and sand are sharp and can scratch the vinyl plank flooring or tile-sized pieces (two forms of luxury vinyl).

Also, you don’t want it to embed and pitt the floors.

Use only manufacturer-approved cleaners

Many popular ones can be wonderful for some flooring types but only for some. You can find manufacturer suggestions on the warranty or company website.

Remember– it's essential only to use cleaners that are manufacturer approved. You'll find them either on the warranty or the company website.

Some additional tips include:

LVF can look great and perform well for over 25 years. So come into our showroom when shopping for vinyl flooring in Beaufort, SC.

1.Avoid abrasive tools or cleaners

2.Keep the floors from direct sunlight. You can do this easily with suitable window coverings.

3.Use protective (nylon or felt) furniture pads when moving.

4.Add a drop of baby oil to your cleaner to add more shine. If you still feel it needs more, seek the advice of flooring experts.

Area flooring source with everyday low prices 

Southern Carpet Warehouse is family-owned with decades of experience. With luxury vinyl flooring, we'll help you transform your home without breaking the bank.

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in Beaufort, SC.  You'll see top brands like RevWood, Mohawk, Happy Floors, and more. We service Beaufort, Laurel Bay, Saint Helena Island, Port Royal, Parris Island, Bluffton, Fripp Island, Okatie, and Hilton Head Island.