How to Clean Lifeproof Vinyl Plank Flooring

Vinyl plank flooring is an affordable flooring. Quite preferred, than many other floor types due to the price point. It is an excellent but way cheaper alternative to hardwood floors. Compared to regular vinyl plank flooring, it’s the luxury ones that look very similar to the hardwood floor. But then luxury vinyl flooring is never cheap. It could be, compared to the hardwood floors, but it is one of the expensive floorings. But, you want your floor to look high-end but at a limited budget.

Lifeproof Vinyl Plank Flooring Is It Worth the Hype


Alternative To LVP

Who would have thought even vinyl plank flooring could cost you high, right? No worries. There is a luxury vinyl plank flooring that is a bit more affordable than the standard LVP flooring. We are talking about the Lifeproof. It is an LVP, but you do not have to think much about the budget. Neither makes you feel like you are having a cheap hardwood replica look wise. In fact, the Lifeproof LVP floors look the closest to hardwood flooring with a decorous wood grain pattern due to the deep embossment.

Lifeproof vinyl planks are a popular offering by Home Depot & Amazon. Home Depot & Amazon is known for providing affordable home improvement services. Thus, even after being an LVP, Lifeproof is cheaper in terms of price.

Having a pet roaming around the house with sharp claws, Lifeproof handles that like no other. It is pets and kids friendly.


Lifeproof vinyl planks are 7mm in thickness, thus ensure a seamless, easy installation. Any homeowner can try installing this without the help of the professionals. The drop and lock system of Lifeproof LVP, along with its thickness, makes it the fastest installing vinyl plank flooring.

Lifeproof Vinyl Plank Flooring
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You feel the importance of a thick plank only when you have seen thin ones crumbling, cracking. And, if not that, at least giving you a tough time in ensuring a seamless installation.

How to Clean Lifeproof Vinyl Plank Flooring

Cleaning Process

Cleaning Lifeproof Vinyl Plank Flooring with machine
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Why does installing hardwood floors feel like a gamble? Not just because it is pricey but also because of it being so hard to clean. No matter how hard you try, it is never enough, and you end up with a dull, warped surface. Compared to that, Lifeproof vinyl plank flooring is effortless to clean. When we explain how to clean lifeproof vinyl plank flooring a bit, you will get what we are saying.

Handles Moisture Well

Regular Dusting Lifeproof Vinyl Plank Flooring
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Vinyl floorings need regular dusting and no more than thrice in a week sweeping with warm water and a mop to keep vinyl plank clean and well-sanitized. Even if you are not mopping your vinyl plank flooring for a month, it will gather dust layers, it will be unhygienic, but it will get back its sheen when you clean it. That, you cannot, rather should not expect from the hardwood flooring. You have to work extra hard to keep that surface neat and to make it last. On top of that, it is not very good at handling moisture. But Lifeproof is.


Everything that makes your life tough is all hardwood, and if you want your life to be considerate, then go with Vinyl plank flooring, in this case, Lifeproof LVP flooring. The reason is that it is made of materials that are waterproof and also has ISOCORE in it to work as a potent barrier to water and moisture. ISOCORE is the hardly ejected closed-cell waterproof foam in the Lifeproof vinyl planks. And if you somehow manage to install the six mil vapor barrier, then you will have the most durable flooring that will last for decades without costing or making you struggle with it much.

Top Choices To Keep Lifeproof LVP Flooring Clean

Mopping on Lifeproof Vinyl Flooring
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So, what to use to clean the Lifeproof vinyl plank flooring? Our top choice for regular cleaning will be warm water and microfiber pad or towel. To deep clean vinyl floor, our top pick is microfiber pads and a mild cleaning solution. You can try the one cup apple cider vinegar in a gallon of water. Or add a full cap of dishwashing soap in more than half a bucket of water.

Swiffer WetJet Starter Kit

If you are ready to spend a bit more to make the cleaning process easier, faster, and more effective, our choice will be Swiffer WetJet Starter Kit.


You have everything in one package. It starts with the soft microfiber pads, the scrubby pads, the mild cleaning solution, the dual nozzles to spray a specific amount that too evenly. Basically, you are deep cleaning the toughest of stains, grease, and dirt from the Lifeproof LVP flooring without scratching and leaving residue by using this cleaner.

No Harsh Chemicals

No Harsh Chemicals on Lifeproof Flooring
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Also, you are deep cleaning textured vinyl flooring without using harsh chemicals. The chemical you are using is very mild in nature and that too you can’t use too much unless you are continually pressing the spray trigger. We chose Swiffer WetJet because of how convenient it is to use, but if you want and are willing to ensure a controlled usage, you can try any spray mop, this type of flooring handles such cleaning vinyl wood floor very well.

Versatility Of Lifeproof

You can install it everywhere. Most of the time, it’s the bathroom and kitchen area that proves to be an eyesore compared to all the other rooms’ floorings. You can’t use the expensive hardwood flooring in those areas and end up installing tiles, which will last, but you will have to compromise the whole look. The reason is always the moisture, water, humidity. Hardwood is not made to tackle those. But with Lifeproof, you are getting the best-looking flooring, at par with the look of hardwood.

How to Clean Lifeproof Vinyl Plank Flooring
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Those of you who are lucky and loaded enough to install the hardwood flooring in your house barring the kitchen, bathroom area, terrace, and yard, have the Lifeproof vinyl plank flooring in those areas. Nothing replicates oak, maple, pine, the most popular hardwood flooring than Lifeproof does. So, your house will not look like two different zones. The floors will match, and it will be very hard and will need very sharp eyes to gauge the difference.

Hence, it is worth all the hype. Considering the price, how it looks, the years it lasts, the way it maintains the finish for a long time, it being pet-friendly and last but not least the easiest to clean of them all and needs close to nothing to keep on maintaining the cleanliness and hygiene. So, if you have made up your mind installing the Lifeproof vinyl plank flooring in your home, you have made the right decision.

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    1. It all depends on the scratches. If they are in a state to cover, you need a scratch concealer to cover them. The scratches will be there; the concealer will not fill up the gouges. It will just make it less visible by removing the white lines that the floors have after scratches. Use any good-quality scratch concealer, for example, WearMax Scratch Concealer. Wipe the scratched spot with a dry pad or towel. Then apply the concealer right on the narrow line. Be as precise as possible. Keep it as it is for a few hours, 8-9 hours at least, to stay on the safer side. No harm if you wait till the next day, even. Then first sweep the spot with a wet pad and then dry it. Or just follow the instructions written on the bottle or packet. The concealer will reseal the floor while making the scratches invisible.

    1. Cleaning the grease could be difficult if you haven’t clean it for a couple of days. So, it is vital to clean the kitchen area that catches the grease very frequently. Almost instantly, after cooking, every time. The struggle will be less.

      To clean the grease off of the life proof vinyl flooring, you can use either white vinegar or baking soda. You will need a cup of water to dilute a tablespoon of vinegar. If you need more, the solution will gauge it, but always go slow and cautious. And if you are using baking soda, just make a thick paste.

      The solution or paste will break the adhered oily dirt when kept for a maximum of 5-10 minutes on the greasy surface or spot. Please make sure the vinegar or baking soda doesn’t dry. If you have a soft scrub pad, safe ones, that’s the best to scrub the set in vinegar or baking soda on the grease with no scratches.

      The process goes as follows- wipe the spot with a dry cloth, spray the solution, or apply the paste. Let it set in. A light rub with a scrub pad, or soft terry cloth, again cleaning with clean, warm water, finally drying the spot with a dry towel. If it doesn’t get removed at one go, try the next day. But never overdo it.

  1. Is Lifeproof waterproof Rigid Core vinyl flooring scratch resistant and what do I use to make it shine? Thank you

    1. Rigid Core thrives on its realistic look, durability, and being waterproof. The high durability of the thick boards made through advanced technology and high-quality materials ensure that the Lifeproof waterproof Rigid Core vinyl flooring to be scratch-resistant with very little upkeeping effort. So, it will sustain in high traffic areas way better.

      Vinyl floorings are easy to clean and maintain, so is the Lifeproof waterproof Rigid Core vinyl flooring. Although vinegar is known to be the ultimate solution for cleaning most of the floorings, including the vinyl floors, and keeping it neat and shiny, we actually prefer a mild dishwashing soap mixed in lukewarm water, to make the Lifeproof waterproof Rigid Core vinyl flooring shine through and through. In a gallon of water, mix a cap full of dishwashing soap and sweep the floor with a microfiber cloth or pad. Any cleaning tool other than the microfiber cloth or pad will leave scratches on the floor. Regular cleaning will gradually remove the dullness and bring the shine back on the floor.

    1. Lifeproof Rigid Core flooring is basically vinyl flooring but better. It’s LVP and from a reputable brand. Not just that, it is waterproof, formaldehyde-free, phthalate-free, and antimicrobial, too, basically, a lot of good things. iRobot Roomba i7+ is made to clean hardwood floors, the most expensive and sensitive floors of them all. Hence, it will work effortlessly on every vinyl plank flooring, even the most affordable ones. So, it is very much safe to use on luxury vinyl flooring, which Lifeproof Rigid Core is. People tend not to use fancy cleaning components because vinyl plank flooring doesn’t require any, as it’s the easiest to clean with the easiest of cleaning tools. However, as it’s a branded LVP we are talking about, one can invest in such a safe and easy cleaning system like iRobot Roomba i7+ to make the floor last and day-to-day life easier.

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