Luxury Vinyl Flooring Care Guide
How to clean and maintain your LVT flooringDownload Guide
How to clean LVT flooring
Regular cleaning by sweeping or vacuuming is recommended to remove loose dirt and grit which can damage your flooring. Avoid vacuums with beater bars as they may visibly damage Sisu. Steam cleaning should be avoided as it can disrupt the LVT and cause damage. Sisu Click requires no treatment or waxing.
- Sweep the floor with a soft brush to remove dust and loose dirt.
- Mop the floor with a pH neutral cleaner. Abrasive chemicals containing bleach should be avoided.
- Allow to dry before walking on.
Spills should be wiped to prevent staining. Never use highly abrasive scrubbing tools. If staining occurs, treat as soon as possible by spot-cleaning with a nylon cloth and a neutral detergent, before rinsing the wipe and cleaning the spot with water. White cloths are recommended in order to avoid colour bleed. Do not allow standing water on Sisu Click and aim to clean spillages within 30 minutes.
When cleaning Sisu Click LVT it is recommended to use substances that are as mild as possible, however more stubborn stains may require a more robust solution. It is recommended to test any chemicals in an inconspicuous area first. Apply a mixture of one part dishwashing liquid to 10 parts water, rubbing with a sponge and then allowing to dry thoroughly. Mix a tablespoon of ammonia with a litre of warm water. Pour a small amount of the solution onto the spot and leave to sit for 10 minutes, before gently agitating with a soft-bristled brush. Rinse the area well with water and allow it to dry. If the stain remains, begin to increase the ratio of ammonia to water, repeating the process.
Shoe and furniture scuffs will resist most cleaning solutions. To remove from the product, soak a soft cloth in denatured alcohol or lighter fluid. Rub the cloth firmly onto the scuff mark, then rinse the area clean with water and allow it to dry.
Felt pads can be used to prevent the scraping of furniture legs, while castor cups can be used to prevent indentation from heavy furniture. Do not drag furniture across the floor when moving, lift objects and move them to prevent marking the floor. Very heavy objects such as fridges can be laid on a panel and “walked” across it to move.
A suitable entrance mat is recommended to capture dirt and grit that would otherwise be tracked inside, potentially scratching the floor. Avoid mats with a rubber backing as they can cause staining or marking.
Frequently Asked Questions
Replacing Luxury Vinyl Tiles
In the case of severe damage, you may wish to replace a tile. Replacing and repairing Sisu Click is easy to do without any professional help
A utility knife should be used to score triangles at opposite ends of the tile.
Connect the triangles by scoring directly down the middle of the tile.
A screwdriver can be used to pry open the tile from the middle and allow the four cut pieces to be removed.
Take the replacement board facing pattern-side up and use a utility knife to carefully cut and remove the tongue and groove click system. Ensure the click system is flush with the tile edge.
A cyanoacrylate adhesive can be applied to the tongue and groove sections exposed from the removed damaged tile (acrylic double faced tape can also be used, sliding under the existing tiles sticky side up).
Install the replacement tile at a 30 degree angle, pushing the length of the board under the tongue of the floor.
Push the tile down firmly into place and then use either a rubber mallet or a hand roller to press the tile flush with the floor.
Excess adhesive should be removed with either a damp cloth followed by a dry cloth, or with a cloth containing a small amount of acetone.