Skip Navigation

Improper Care Tips for Luxury Vinyl Tile

What Not to Do When Taking Care of Your Luxury Vinyl Tile

Here is what you shouldn’t do while you are taking care of your luxury vinyl tile.

Luxury vinyl tile makes for a fantastic flooring option for all sorts of rooms in your house. It works in kitchens, family rooms, laundry rooms, and more. There’s a lot you can do to take care of your floors, but sometimes, there are things people do that actually have adverse effects on your tile. Here is what you shouldn’t do while you are taking care of your luxury vinyl tile.

Don’t Use Floor Wax On Your Luxury Vinyl Tile

Floor wax isn’t the recommended material to use on your tile because it dulls the tiles and makes them more slippery. Instead, you will be better off applying a liquid acrylic finish. This gives your floor added protection, which is useful for high-traffic areas of your house. It also adds luster and allows your floor to last longer.

Don’t Leave Blinds and Curtains Open On Sunny Days

While it may be tempting to let natural light from the sun into your house, you actually need to keep curtains and blinds shut when it gets bright outside. The rays of the sun can cause your floor to become discolored and start fading, and curtains and blinds are your best line of defense for keeping these rays from doing damage to your floor.

Don’t Drag Heavy Items Across Your Luxury Vinyl Tile

If you try dragging heavy items across your luxury vinyl tile, you will have a good chance of leaving scratches on the tile, or you could dent the floor. Therefore, if possible, we advise that you lift these heavy items off the ground before moving them. If lifting them doesn’t seem feasible, strips of wood can provide you with floor protection while you move everything.

Don’t Forget to Use a Doormat

This tip is helpful for rooms with doors that lead outside. Doormats are necessary because they help catch all sorts of debris from outside before they have a chance to damage your luxury vinyl tile. If you don’t have doormats near exterior doors, the debris from outside can cause your floor to become scratched.  Your floor could also suffer from stains.

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.

With the state of the country as it is, and taking into consideration the safety of our fellow citizens, our showroom is “BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.”  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 24 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!

This entry was posted on Friday, April 16th, 2021 at 12:50 pm. Both comments and pings are currently closed.