Vinyl can be found throughout the modern home. It is used for flooring, upholstery, in bathrooms and many other places. While most of our articles discuss how to clean a vinyl floor, some of the techniques can be used on other vinyl surfaces. Because floors may be treated to resist stains and wear, they may hold up better to some cleaning techniques. Therefore, if you use one of the techniques on upholstery or other surfaces, always test it first on an inconspicuous location to determine its suitability.