9 Best Practices to Fix Scratches from LVT Flooringby Sarah B. Marketing Writer | Thinker | Environmentalist
Vinyl is a popular flooring material. Known for resembling the look of authentic wood and stone flooring, vinyl helps create beautiful floor surface with desired features like waterproofing, stain resistance, and durability.
Since LVT is a soft surface, it is very likely to catch scratches. And if that happen, this blog will help you remove those scratches from your LVT flooring. Check out the following pointers –
- Perform a deep clean. Take 2 to 3 tablespoonfuls of regular dish wash detergent. Mix it well in a bucket half filled with hot water.
- Dip a sponge in this solution and rub and clean your vinyl flooring, specifically the scratched areas. The idea is to take out all the dust and dirt from scratches. Let the floor dry.
- Gently rub a piece of medium coarse sandpaper along the scratched mark – not across. In this step, you have to remove the edges of the scratch from your LVT flooring. Do not use the mechanical disc sander, as it can damage the flooring beyond repair.
- Now, you have to use the pieces of fine coarse sandpaper and you will need to rub it in circular motions over the scratched area. The aim of this second round of sanding is to smooth the scratched area completely.
- And lastly, you will need very fine grit sandpaper, which will need to rub along the scratch – not across. This step is to ensure that the scratch and rest of the floor are in level.
- Wash or wipe the scratched LVT flooring with a vinyl cleanser.
- Let the floor dry completely.
- Now, apply a good quality wax on the flooring. You could also use your car wax for this.
- This is how to proceed: Take some wax on a cloth piece or sponge and rub it gently over the LVT flooring covering the areas you have just worked upon.
There you have it. This is how you remove scratches from your LVT flooring. If scratches on your existing LVT flooring are beyond repair, you can replace them. Buy luxury vinyl tiles today at WallAndTile.com, one of the largest tile shops in US.
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