Whenever possible place a non-staining doormat outside each entrance to your home to prevent dirt, sand, grit, and other substances such as oil, asphalt, and driveway sealer from being tracked onto your floor. Stay away from latex-backed, rubber-backed and coco-fiber mats on your vinyl floor. Vinyl manufacturers recommend the use of latex-based driveway sealers to minimize the potential staining from asphalt sealer tracking.Close your curtains and blinds
To avoid sunlight causing your floor to fade or discolor you should always close your curtains or blinds where extreme sunlight hits the floor.Replace narrow furniture rests
Replace all narrow furniture rests with wide-bearing ones and support furniture with wide-bearing, non-staining floor protectors. It is recommended that all furniture protectors be at least one inch in diameter, made of non-pigmented, hard plastic, and rest flat on the floor. Non-staining felt protectors are also acceptable. Casters with a minimum 3/4" flat surface width or floor protectors are recommended for all moveable furniture.Moving heavy objects
Always use strips of 1/4" plywood or sheets of underlayment as runways to protect the floor if you need to move heavy objects across your vinyl floor. Runways should always be used even if the heavy objects are equipped with wheels or rollers.Restore hi-gloss
To restore the hi-gloss on a urethane vinyl floor most manufacturers recommend a manufacturer’s recommended floor polish. Once the floor is thoroughly cleaned, rinse, dry, and then apply a new coat of polish. High traffic areas may require more than one application of polish. Allow polish to dry "tack-free" between coats.