This story shows how to maintain resilient tile.
Modern resilient tile is so easy to maintain that the biggest problem you're likely to experience is the tendency to overdo it. Too much maintenance causes premature wear and dulling.
A regular schedule of vacuuming (not with an upright model or beater-bar attachment) and damp-mopping keeps a resilient floor in tip-top shape. If you need to address an unusually soiled spot with a cleaning solution, use a product recommended by the manufacturer. Steer clear of generic products made for all floors.
The chemicals in vinyl tile are prone to interact with the chemicals in other synthetic products, especially the rubber backings of area rugs. Many rubber backings stain vinyl. Don't use a rubber-backed rug unless the manufacturer or retailer gives the OK.
Be wary of felt or fiber scratch guards that self-stick to the bottom of furniture legs. They work initially but gradually accumulate grit and scratch the floor. Check them periodically and replace when they fill up with dirt.
You can remove some minor scuffing with a tile cleaner and #0000 steel wool. Rub gently.
About 45 minutes to vacuum and damp-mop a 15x20-foot kitchen; about 30 minutes to remove and replace a damaged tile
Cleaning: vacuum, sponge mop
Repairing: hair dryer, putty knife, notched trowel or plastic scraper, rolling pin
Cleaning: manufacturer's cleaning solution
Repairing: adhesive, replacement tile