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How to Maintain SPC Flooring?

SPC flooring has gained its popularity in the flooring industry for many reasons, including its rich history, manufacturing methods, and various functions.

However, one of the reasons it is popular is due to its simple cleaning and maintenance procedures. With proper maintenance, SPC floor can have a long lifespan, even up to 20 years. If you've ever wondered how to extend the lifespan of SPC floor, here's everything you need to know.

Regularly clean SPC flooring

This may sound old-fashioned, but regular cleaning is an effective way to help keep your SPC flooring in top condition.

You can use a regular broom to sweep the floor or a brushless vacuum cleaner and electric broom for technical treatment. When cleaning SPC flooring, you should avoid using a particular tool, which is the vacuum cleaner's beater bar, as it often damages the coating.

So, how often should you clean the floor?

Clean at least once a week to remove any dust and loose dirt. If you have the time, it's best to quickly sweep the room after each use.

Occasionally mop SPC flooring

Sometimes, sweeping the floor is not enough. To better maintain the cleanliness and no stains of the floor, use a wet cloth or mop with a solution of mild or neutral pH to thoroughly clean and remove stains.

Don't risk using bleach, detergents, strong abrasive cleaners such as organic solvents, ammonium, or alcohol-based detergents when mopping.

You should avoid flooding the floor with excess water when mopping, and water that seeps into the joints and edges can also promote mold growth.

Timely handle spills on SPC flooring

Most spills can be immediately cleaned with a damp cloth wipe. The longer the spills remain on the floor, the more likely they will form permanent stains.

However, some stubborn stains are more difficult to remove, and they can be solved in several different ways.

  • To remove common stains such as juice, red wine, food, and grease, use an SPC floor cleaner.

  • If you happen to encounter stubborn stains caused by markers, paint, or lipstick, find a clean white cloth, wet with isopropanol or mineral oil, wipe the stain and dry the area.

  • For hard stains such as crayons, candle wax, or even bubblegum, use ice to harden the stain, and then gently scrape it off with a plastic scraper.

You can also use a credit card or any non-abrasive plastic material to scrape off. Do not use wire wool and scouring powder as this will damage the surface and make it look dull.

Say "no" to steam cleaners on SPC flooring

Steam cleaners are very convenient because you can clean, disinfect, and dry quickly without using chemicals. However, here's a problem.

The high temperature of hot steam actually does more harm than good to SPC floor. It is so severe that some damages it causes cannot be repaired. When a steam cleaner disinfects your floor, the steam produced can reach over 90 degrees Celsius to kill germs and bacteria.

This excessive heat and water that penetrates the joints and edges of SPC floor weakens the adhesives and layers of the structure. Not only that, it also causes problems such as warping, edge sinking, bending, and bubbling of the floor.

Needless to say, the damage caused by steam cleaners is usually not covered by the warranty. So, why put your floor at such risk? Skipping steam cleaning in your daily work can give you a more durable SPC floor.

Minimize dirt on SPC flooring

Buy high-quality carpets, stain-free or non-rubber-backed doormats at entrances to prevent any sand, loose soil, gravel, dust, and other dirt from being brought into the house. It's best to have a doormat at every entrance.

Here's the most effective way to reduce dirt. Simply adopt a "no shoes" policy. This can further eliminate possible dirt from the outside while maintaining the hygiene of SPC flooring.