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Vinyl Care

Vinyl CareVinyl Care
This flooring requires only basic maintenance. Spills and messes are easily wiped up. Regular sweeping and occasional damp mopping with a manufacturer recommended non-abrasive cleaner will eliminate dust particles.

To care for your new resilient floor and keep it looking new, follow these simple tips...

After installation

For the first 24 hours, do not put furniture or heavy objects down and avoid walking on newly installed floors as much as possible, especially on the seams.
For the first 2 days, keep the room at 68 degrees or higher to allow the adhesive to properly set.

Cover your entryways with non-staining mats to reduce the amount of dirt, sand, and oil that could be tracked in. Avoid mats that have a rubber backing as this may cause damage or discolor your flooring.

Take your shoes off at the door! Be sure to wear slippers or socks. Your feet have oil on them that will transfer onto the floor.

Cover your furniture legs with floor protectors that are made of hard plastic or felt.

Routine Care
  • Vacuum or sweep regularly to remove loose dirt. Use a vacuum without a beater bar to avoid scratching your floor.

  • When further cleaning is needed, use a mop with warm water. Use water by itself or use a manufacturer-recommended cleaning product. It should be a cleaner that rinses clean.  Many cleaners can leave behind a sticky residue that will act like a dirt magnet and allow dirt to build up on your flooring.

  • Use non-abrasive cleansers or scrubbing pads on your resilient floor to avoid scratches.

  • To prevent stains, wipe up spills immediately.

  • Use a non-abrasive scrubbing pad for stubborn stains that are caused by these:  Mustard, ink, permanent marker, asphalt, shoe polish, mold, mildew or hair dye.
Abbey Tips!
Need to remove black heel marks? Spray some WD40 on a cloth and wipe off the marks. Clean the area with warm water and a mild detergent, then rinse clean.
  • If your floor begins to look dull, try cleaning it with 1 tablespoon clear ammonia mixed with 1 quart of warm water. If that doesn’t work, use the manufacturer’s recommended solution to return it to its original shine.

  • If a seam becomes exposed or if there is a cut in the vinyl, cover it to prevent dirt and further damage, then call a flooring professional to fix it.