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The Best Way to Clean Vinyl Floors

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If you’re looking for the best way to clean vinyl floors, you’re in luck. Regardless of what type of vinyl floors you have, they are often some of the easiest floors to clean. A little bit of regular maintenance goes a long way. 

Plus, a huge advantage of vinyl over wood is that it’s a lot less prone to damage whilst deep cleaning. 

We recommend doing a general clean every 1-2 weeks, and a deeper more thorough clean once a month. 

How To Deep Clean Vinyl Floors 

Keep reading for our hassle-free tips on how to deep clean vinyl floors the non-toxic way. They’ll be looking as good as new in as little as 4 easy steps. 

1. Brush or Vacuum 

First get rid of any dust, dirt, hair or fluff from your vinyl floor. Either by sweeping with a soft brush, or with a vacuum cleaner. If you choose to vacuum make sure you have it on the right setting to remove the beater bar to prevent scratches. 

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Bonus tip for long term maintenance: Use a doormat and take your shoes off as soon as you enter to minimise the likelihood of tracking in dirt. 

2. Buff Away Scuffs

If you have any scuff marks from dragging furniture or dropping items, make sure to pre-treat them before cleaning. 

A top tip to remove any scuffs is to dampen a microfiber cloth and slowly buff the scuffs. You can use water, or alternatively we like to spritz a little bit of Spruce Multipurpose Cleaner. It really is as simple as a little bit of elbow grease. 

3. Mop up Using a Floor Cleaner

It’s important not to use any abrasive materials when deep cleaning your vinyl floors. The best mop for a vinyl floor is a microfiber mop, which is ideal for getting a streak-free shine.  

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Then choose the right floor cleaner that is compatible with vinyl. Choosing a chemical-free floor cleaner is safest, as chemical floor cleaners can cause the floor to become very slippery. Not to mention, chemical cleaners are very damaging to your health to breathe in. Also, steer clear away from using wax which can dull the appearance of vinyl tiles.

It’s also important to wring out your mop thoroughly and use a clean towel after mopping to fully dry the floor. This is because too much water can actually warp vinyl if left sopping. 

4. Treat Stubborn Stains 

If you can help it, never leave stains and spills sitting on your vinyl floor. The general rule is, the longer you leave it, the harder it will be to remove entirely. 

Having said that, for tough stains that just won't budge, a baking soda paste can work absolute wonders. Mix together baking soda and water to form a paste, and simply rub gently into the stain with a soft rag. 


To get that vinyl floor shine the natural way, try Spruce Floor Cleaner. It was created with the help of experienced scientists to be highly effective on floors without any harsh chemicals. Oh, and its totally plastic-free! So you can get clean floors whilst helping clean up the planet.

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