A vinyl floor convinces not only because of its appearance, but is also robust and easy to care for.

The quick and easy cleaning of a vinyl floor works best with a vacuum cleaner. In this article you will find out what a vacuum cleaner for vinyl flooring is all about.

As simple as laying a vinyl floor is, the surface is as robust and resistant as it is. The material is durable and can withstand heavy loads.

Nevertheless, a vinyl floor – like any other floor – must be cleaned and maintained regularly in order to maintain its long-term lifespan. Stones, sand or other dirt can permanently damage the sealed protective layer of the vinyl floor, scratch the surface or make it blunt.

Dry cleaning of vinyl floors

One of the great advantages of a vinyl floor is that it can be cleaned with relatively little effort.

Especially in daily cleaning, vinyl floors are not very demanding: Dry cleaning with a soft brace, a mop or a vacuum cleaner keeps the vinyl floor clean again in no time.

In contrast to the brace or mop, the vacuum cleaner swirls less fine dust particles during cleaning.

Even coarser dirt can be removed quickly and effectively with the vacuum cleaner – which is especially important in households with animals or children.

Very coarse dirt, such as stones, should be removed with the vacuum cleaner anyway, otherwise the vinyl floor could be scratched during sweeping.

Which vacuum cleaner is suitable for vinyl flooring?

Vinyl floors have a softer surface compared to laminate or tiles, which can easily cause unsightly scratches if the vacuum cleaner is handled incorrectly.

Therefore, when selecting the vacuum cleaner for vinyl floors, care must be taken first and foremost to ensure that there are no metal plates or sharp edges at the bottom of the nozzle.

Vacuum cleaners with special brush attachments are best used for cleaning the vinyl floor.

Thus, the vacuum cleaner nozzle glides gently over the vinyl floor without scratching the surface. These special attachments are available in different sizes and finishes, making it easy to reach corners and other hard-to-reach areas.

If you want to be on the safe side, use a vacuum cleaner with parquet nozzle for cleaning the vinyl floor – these are softer and also have longer bristles, which reliably prevents scratches in the vinyl floor.

Scratches by vacuum cleaner – what to do?

And if the vacuuming has caused slight scratches in the vinyl floor, suitable vinyl floor repair kits or special PU cleaners provide a remedy. Fine scratches in the vinyl floor can also be polished with cooking oil.

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