Keller Williams Realty,Brevard

How to Clean a Vinyl Floor

by Maria "Action" Jackson 06/30/2019

When it comes to home flooring, vinyl is a popular choice for bedrooms and kitchens because it's waterproof and easy to maintain. Apart from that, the Vinyl floor is stylish, affordable, and comfortable to walk on. With proper maintenance, your vinyl floor will continuously look tremendous and keep shinning for many years.

Cleaning and Maintaining Your Vinyl Floor.


Get rid of the dust from your vinyl floor with a Vacuum cleaner or broom. Removing the dirt or dust daily will prevent it from building up, thus making it easy for you to maintain your floor.


Give your vinyl floor a thorough cleaning with warm water, neutral detergent, and a damp mop every weekend. Doing so will help get rid of dirt as well as keep the floor in good shape. Note: when it comes to Vinyl floor cleaning, you do not need plenty of water to clean it. Also, if your Vinyl floor is light colored, you will need to clean it more often.

Removing Stains

Whenever you notice a stain on your vinyl floor, ensure you get rid of it immediately. For example, you can get rid of a spot with the use of nylon pad and detergent. Don't forget to rinse with clean water.

- For vinegar, oil or lemon stains: clean immediately as they may bring about discoloration.

- Blood, tomato, or ink stains are easily cleaned by dropping diluted alcohol on the stain for some 5-10 minutes without scrubbing, then rinse off with clean water.

- Marker and pen stains can be removed by rubbing it with drops of white spirit on a soft cloth and rinsing correctly with clean water.

- For rust, clean with any kind of anti-rust sponge. After cleaning, don't forget to rinse off with clean water.

Cleaning and Care tips

- Put protective pads at the bottom of heavy furniture, table and chair legs

- Prevent rubber bottoms on objects that are resting on your vinyl floor because it may lead to staining.

- Place doormats at entrance ways to reduce the amount of dirt or dust being brought inside.

- Cleaning should always be done with soft detergents.

- Put away hot items like coals, ashes or heaters far from your vinyl floor

What to Avoid

When it comes to cleaning vinyl flooring, there are some areas of caution and products not to use. 

- When vacuuming your vinyl floor, avoid using "beater bar" attachment as it may damage your floor surface.

- Do not use extremely -abrasive scrubbers.

- Don't clean your vinyl floors with: Black soap, abrasive powders, oil-based products or "mop and shine" products.

- Never use solvent-based polishes or paste wax on your vinyl floor.

Cleaning vinyl floors is not a complicated task. Taking good care of your floor will ensure that you have many years to enjoy it in its best condition. You can also hire professional cleaners to do a thorough wash twice a year.

About the Author

Maria "Action" Jackson

Maria Jackson grew up in Germany, but the first time she saw Cocoa Beach’s surf and sand, she knew she was home. That date was December 24, 1983, and although she goes back to Germany to visit often, she has never regretted her decision to stay here permanently.

Maria worked in several fields over the next few years, but they all had some link to the real estate industry.  She finally realized that was the career she was looking for and in 2004 she obtained her real estate license.  In 2019 she joined Keller Williams (KW). “I’m pretty tech savvy,” she says, “and I liked that the KW app is so up to date with the latest in marketing tools and internet sales.  I love using Social Media including Facebook, Twitter and the DSRE app.  I believe it’s important to utilize every tool at my disposal to market my customer’s listings.” Maria recently closed on a $860,000 home and credits the marketing tools to her success.

She wakes up each morning excited about what the day will bring. “Every day is a new day, a new client, a new listing.  I love the variety of learning something new every day. I’m a really good communicator and even better at being able to see the whole picture, even when my client doesn’t. Sometimes clients think they want one thing but I can point something out to them and they will do a complete reversal. It’s my job to point out all the details that sometimes they don’t see.”

Maria, who is fluent in English and German, has worked extensively with local and international investors. Although she lives in the charming Canaveral Groves community, she manages listings and transactions throughout all of Brevard County.

Maria and her husband have three grown daughters and two grandsons. They love family get-togethers and spend as much time on the water as possible. Maria devotes her volunteer time at a local elementary school and has helped host fundraising benefits for local residents in need.

Maria’s feelings haven’t changed since that first day she set eyes on the beach; she continues her love affair with Cocoa Beach and the surrounding area and knows that she made the right decision in calling this new place home all those years ago.