To keep the lasting shine and fresh feel of your investment for as long as possible, we recommend that you:
- Wipe up spills as soon as possible.
- Remove dried spills with a floor stripper and cleaner on a white cloth.
- Wash your floor occasionally with a no-rinse floor cleaner.
- Use detergents, abrasive cleaners or “mop and shine” products – they may leave a dull film on your floor.
- Use paste wax or solvent-based polishes.
- Use a beater bar when vacuuming because it can visibly damage the floor surface.
- Use highly abrasive scrubbing tools.
Proactive Protection for Your Vinyl Floor
When moving appliances or heavy furniture, lay a plywood panel on your floor and “walk” the item across it. This protects your floor from scuffing and tears.
Use floor protectors on furniture to reduce indentation. As a general rule of thumb, the heavier the item, the wider the floor protector needed.
Be careful with rolling casters. They can damage the floor, therefore we do not recommend them. If you choose to use them, the double wheel type are the best option.
Place a walk-off mat at outside entrances to reduce the amount of dirt brought into your home. We do not recommend the use of rubber- or latex-backed mats because the chemical (antioxidant) used to keep the backing from becoming brittle can permanently stain your floor. We suggest a nonstaining vinyl-backed mat or a woven rug that is colorfast. Most of these products are identified “colorfast” by the manufacturer.