New Vinyl floor care?

  1. We just had some new vinyl flooring installed in our kitchen. It is beautiful! I want to keep it looking as good as it does right now. Anyone know any tips?

    I heard from the dealer, that we shouldn't use any of the easy cleaners like, mop and glo, top job, etc. They cause yellowing, apparently. She said just use non-sudsing ammonia.

    I was hoping to be able to use the new Grab It! wet floor mop cloths. They seem so easy. I love the Grab It! dry cloths for sweeping the floor. But, I'm afraid they might cause yellowing/discoloration, too. Anyone know if they cause any problems?

    The vinyl is Armstrong Congoleum no wax vinyl. It has a 15 yr warranty, so it is pretty good quality. Thanks ahead of time for any info. you might care to share.
  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   CashewLPN
    uh... i'm cheap.... I also have a vinyl kitchen floor.... its about 30 years old.... its not yellow... just a tad faded....

    I went to my neighborhood family dollar, and bought the ugliest pink washcloths possible...

    they now are put into my swiffer mop/broom thing damp.... and, I use it to clean the floor when its not too dirty....

    if its that bad... I either use ammonia, or bleach solution (1 part bleach:5 parts water).... or.... dish soap when its gnarly...(but, that you have to rinse)
    I've always found mop-and-glo leaves a wierd sticky coating on the floor... I never liked it...
    ok.... thats it
  4. by   Katnip
    I have one of those steam cleaners for hard floors that I usually use on my floors-Ureka makes mine. That doesn't use cleaners and it really does work well.

    If it's really, really dirty, and with three kids and a dog that's pretty often, I use Mr. Clean. I've never had trouble with yellowing of my floors. Armstrong sells cleaners for its floors too.
  5. by   plumrn
    Thanks for the tips. Wasn't sure if I should trust what the salesman said-they may be just trying to sale their products.
    The old vinyl was stained, had cuts, had ripples in it, a total mess. I was so embarrassed for anyone to see it. That's why I am so worried about keeping this one nice. Thanks again!