Tips for Vinyl Stains

tile replacementTiled vinyl floors may be a cost-efficient method of replacing outdated, old floors. But vinyl does tend to stain pretty easily. Here, we are going to list some great tips to get stubborn stains out of these kinds of floors.

Before getting started, be sure that you use a white cloth because colored fabric might stain the vinyl even more. Also, if you own a gas stove, be sure that you turn off the pilot light because some of the solutions include flammable chemicals. Keep in mind to safeguard yourself, as well as use rubber gloves while handling chemicals. And finally, always first test space of the floor that’s hidden, to ensure that the solution doesn’t further discolor the floor.

Topical Options for Extracting Stains from Vinyl Floors:

Bleach – For liquid stains like wine, tomato juice, or fruit juice, household bleach might do the trick. Blend two parts water and one part bleach. Soak a rag inside the solution then lay the rag over the stain, allowing it to soak for however long is needed.

Oxalic Acid – For those stubborn rust stains, utilize oxalic acid, which also can be labeled as “wood bleach.” Moisten a rag using the solution, lay your rag on the stain then allow it to soak until the stain visibly disappears.

Isopropyl Alcohol – One excellent option for getting rid of shoe scuff marks from the vinyl floor is isopropyl alcohol. It often is better referred to as “rubbing alcohol.”

Laundry Detergent – Blending powdered laundry detergent along with water to create a white paste may be a less invasive method of removing challenging stains. Place the paste on the vinyl floors and then scrub.

If you still cannot get rid of the difficult stain, it might be time to replace a couple of pieces or section of the vinyl tile floors. Drew’s Roofing and Home Repair handyman services specialize in tile repair of all kinds, which includes vinyl.

For more information about our handyman services, please feel free to get in touch with right away!

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