During these unprecedented times, homeowners and commercial end users of luxury vinyl plank (LVP) and tile (LVT) are more conscious than ever before about cleaning the floors in their homes and businesses.
As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of LVT flooring, Metroflor shares your concerns for both your safety and the reliability and longevity of your flooring investment. We want to ensure you are thoroughly cleaning, and should you choose, disinfecting your flooring without damaging the surface or compromising the integrity of your LVT or LVP.
We wanted to provide some specific manufacturer-recommended guidance to help you thoroughly clean and disinfect your floors during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Cleaning Your Floors and Maintaining a Healthy Environment
The key to maintaining attractive looking floors and achieving a safe, clean environment, includes:
- Choosing an appropriate maintenance program for the space
- Using the right cleaning products and equipment
Unlike carpet and other textiles, cleaning with detergent and water is usually adequate for nonporous surfaces such as vinyl flooring. Thorough cleaning renders most of these surfaces, including vinyl flooring, free of infection risk.
Important Resources for Cleaning Your Luxury Vinyl Flooring
For Information regarding the proper steps of protecting and maintaining your Metroflor flooring we encourage you to read through the relevant sections of our Care & Maintenance guide.
Metroflor’s line of specially formulated PREVAIL pH Neutral Cleaner, is recommended for both residential and commercial vinyl floors for routine cleaning and maintenance. This cleaner is available in a variety of delivery methods to ensure optimal ease of use for our customers, including:
- 1-Step neutral cleaner concentrate available in 1 Quart and 1 Gallon sizes
- Ready-to-use spray bottle (22-oz.)
PREVAIL products are safe to use on any LVT or LVP flooring products manufactured by Metroflor. You can purchase all the PREVAIL-line of products online.
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and increased emphasis on disinfecting practices in the ramp up to reopening businesses nationwide, the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) issued general recommendations for cleaning and disinfection.
You may also wish to review the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) list of disinfectants for use against SARS-CoV-2. All products on this list meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
These guidelines are meant for the general public and do not take into consideration all material types to be cleaned, such as vinyl floor coverings. The use of disinfectants should only be utilized when necessary and on environmental surfaces where potential risks have been identified.
Follow the disinfectant manufacturer’s instructions and test cleaners and disinfectants in a small, inconspicuous area before using across the entirety of your flooring.
If you have any questions or concerns about cleaning your LVT or LVP flooring you can email Metroflor at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Metroflor Customer Service Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET at (888) 235-6672.