For many homeowners, there are few things as necessary as a good, clean floor. But if you have vinyl plank flooring, can it be steam cleaned?

The answer is no, but we’re going to look into why and what you can do instead. Let’s find out more.

Steam cleaning and vinyl plank flooring

Steam cleaning can be an effective cleaning method for many flooring types but luxury vinyl plank, or LVP, is not one. While you can choose a product that is 100% impervious to water, the product cannot stand up to both water and the intense heat that steam cleaning produces.

Some say that select steam mops, specifically those with lower heat settings, are safe for use on luxury vinyl floors. They cite the quick evaporation of hot water as a means of allowing this type of cleaning.

If this is something you intend to consider, we strongly urge that you check your manufacturer’s recommended cleaning instructions and warranty information. You don’t want to make the mistake of inadvertently voiding your warranty due to improper cleaning methods.

As always, the safest means of cleaning your luxury vinyl is to vacuum or sweep up any loose debris, followed by a damp microfiber mop. If you have further questions about your new vinyl flooring's care, be sure to contact us today.

Find the best vinyl flooring in Maple Ridge

If you’re looking for high-quality vinyl flooring in Maple Ridge, BC, we invite you to visit Diverse Flooring to see our extensive inventory of floor coverings. We also offer services to match each product, from consultation and answered questions to an entirely professional installation and aftercare.

If you’re a resident of the Tri-Cities areas of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, or Port Moody, we invite you to visit our Maple Ridge, BC showroom at your convenience. Our associates are standing by to get right to work on your vinyl plank flooring project of any size.