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How You Should Clean Luxury Vinyl Tile That Has Lost Color

How You Should Clean Luxury Vinyl Tile That Has Lost Color

Today, we’ll go over a few cleaning methods you can use to clean luxury vinyl tile that has lost its color.

Have you noticed your luxury vinyl tile beginning to lose color? If you have, then you’ll probably want to help bring back the “like new” look it once had. Fortunately, there are ways for you to clean your floor so that it looks amazing again. Today, we’ll go over a few cleaning methods you can use to clean luxury vinyl tile that has lost its color. Before you try any of these methods, we advise that you test them in inconspicuous spots around your house first, just to make sure you get the result you want before cleaning the spots you’re actually trying to clean.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is an ideal choice for cleaning luxury vinyl tile, and what’s even better is that it’s often lying around the house. When using baking soda to clean your floor, you should follow these steps.

First, you should create a thick paste by mixing the baking soda with some water. Then, use the new paste by applying it to the stains of your floor with a soft cloth. Be sure to rub the floor gently because baking soda is an abrasive substance, meaning it can damage your floor if you rub too hard. Lastly, using a new clean cloth, wipe away whatever residue is left over.


Do you have some old lemons lying around the house? If you do, you might want to hang on to them for just a little bit longer because they are useful for combating discoloration with your luxury vinyl tile. Here are the steps to follow if you use lemons to clean your tile.

First, use a damp and clean cloth to get rid of as much staining/discoloration as you can. Then, slice your lemon into halves, and rub one of the halves on your stain. If one half doesn’t do it, you can use the other half afterward. After that, wipe the whole area down with the help of a damp cloth. Do this until all of the lemon residue is gone. Lastly, use a dry cloth to finish the job until the area is completely dry.

Dish Soap

Combining dish soap with water can be another effective method for helping discolored luxury vinyl tile. If you need a deeper cleaning, you should take this approach:

  1. Take one gallon of warm water and add a cup’s worth of apple cider.
  2. Put in a tablespoon’s worth of dish soap.
  3. When mopping your tile, go with a mop that has nylon scrub bristles because those bristles are able to clean more thoroughly.
  4. Dry off your floor when you’re done.

Contact Mike’s Flooring and Design Center

Since Mike purchased the business in 1996, he and his team have helped families like yours throughout Delmarva, Sussex County, DE, and Ocean City, MD. Mike continues to be involved in the day-to-day operations, ensuring the vision you share is the one we help deliver.

Over the years, we have established relationships with local manufacturers, such as Adura, COREtec, and Bruce, who we trust to deliver superior work. Our team will continue to be your point of contact through the entire process to be sure you are completely satisfied.

We also provide “SHOP AT HOME” service.  We will bring samples directly to your home, or should you already know what products you want, we can safely provide you with a “FREE ESTIMATE.”   This allows you the flexibility of not having to be at home for us to do an estimate, nor the installation.  All we will need to know is what areas in your home we would be doing and how we can gain access (hidden key, lock box, coded entry, realtor, neighbor, etc.).  This is tailored around the homeowner who needs to get their unit ready for the season or simply enhancing their home but does not want to leave their home or can’t make it to town (Ocean City, Berlin, Salisbury, Worcester / Wicomico County Maryland & Sussex County Delaware).

This service is not new to us.  We have already been providing this service for our customers for the past 26 years.  With the current situation at hand, we can continue to provide you with your Floor Covering and/or Window Treatment & Design needs along with the “AWESOME SERVICE YOU DESERVE, ALONG WITH PROFESSIONAL, QUALITY INSTALLATIONS.”

Please feel free to contact us at 800-298-9470, or email us at and we will be more than happy to assist you with your project.  Have a wonderful day and STAY HEALTHY!

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