Vinyl rugs are easy to maintain if you clean them regularly. Learn these essential vinyl rug cleaning tips and tricks to keep your vinyl floor coverings looking bright.

Sweep, Dust, and Vacuum

Sweep your vinyl rugs regularly to pick up dirt, pet hair, and food particles that may have landed on the surface. Use a standard broom with non-abrasive bristles. For rugs that go under furniture, use a dry dust mop with a microfiber dust cloth covering to collect dust bunnies and debris that lurk beneath couches or chairs.

Finally, use a vacuum set on its bare floor setting or the hose attachment with a crevice tool to pick up crumbly bits of dirt, gravel, or smaller food particles.

Use a Damp, Not a Wet, Mop

Don’t use a soaking wet mop on a vinyl rug; the moisture can run off the edges of the vinyl surface and damage the floor beneath. Even if your rug is atop a hard tile floor, be cautious. A soaking wet mop will create a bigger mess and spread more dirt than it takes up.

Pay Attention To Cleaning Ingredients

Many floor cleaners can strip a vinyl rug of its shine. Use a gentle liquid dish soap or a mild solution of vinegar and distilled water. Rinse with a damp (not wet!) mop or washcloth to remove all cleaning solution residue. Some soaps can create a build-up that will dull the look of your vinyl rug.

Treat Scuffs and Stains

Although vinyl rugs are stain-resistant, it’s possible for juice, wine, or certain foods to cause stains. Use a paste of baking soda and water to gently scrub the stain with a microfiber cloth until it disappears, then rinse thoroughly. It’s always a good idea to test a small area first before trying a new cleaning method on your entire rug.

Our best vinyl rug cleaning tips and tricks include sweeping and mopping your vinyl rugs regularly and cleaning up spills as soon as they occur. Studio M offers a collection of beautiful vinyl floor coverings that will enhance your home for many years. Shop now!