With luxury vinyl flooring and a basic care & maintenance plan your floors will stay looking beautiful for years to come!
EASY LUXURY VINYL FLOOR CARE
By observing a few precautions, and with proper care and maintenance, you can ensure that your luxury vinyl floor always looks its best.
- At least once a week use a hard surface (brushless) vacuum, dry mop, and/or sweep your floor.
- Occasional mopping with a manufacturer-recommended cleaning solution may be needed when dirt builds up and sweeping alone is not enough. Soap or detergent products are not recommended for luxury vinyl floors as they will leave a dulling film on the surface.
- Be sure to wipe up spills promptly.
DO NOT steam clean a vinyl plank floor using a steam mop, use a microfiber mop instead. Even though the PVC core is waterproof, steam can penetrate the floor through the grooves and cause damage. Intense heat will force the planks to bend and warp along the edges. *Steam mops will void any manufacture warranty.
Always follow manufacturer cleaning and stain removal recommendations.
The overall stain resistance of luxury vinyl flooring is excellent, and most spills will wipe off quickly and easily with a clean white cloth. Removing certain substances may take a little extra effort. Always use a clean, white cloth for wiping up stains, and turn it frequently to avoid spreading the stain. Rinse with clean water and allow the area to dry. Repeat if necessary.
PROTECT YOUR FLOORS
DOORMATS & RUGS
Use doormats 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. Use non-staining mats on your floor. Do not put rubber-backed, latex-backed, or coco fiber mats on your floor because they may stain or damage the surface.
REDUCE PERIODS OF DIRECT SUNLIGHT
Close your curtains or blinds where direct sunlight hits the floor. A combination of heat and sunlight causes most home furnishings, including luxury vinyl floors, to fade, discolor or expand.
FURNITURE CASTERS & FLOOR PROTECTORS
Support furniture with wide-bearing, non-staining floor protectors. Ideally, the protectors should be at least 1” 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 greater are recommended for all movable furniture. Make sure any floor protectors made of metal are rustproof. Replace your narrow dome furniture rests with wide-bearing ones.
MOVING HEAVY FURNITURE
When moving heavy furniture and/or appliances (such as your refrigerator), across the floor, use strips of wood or hardboard runways to protect the floor (even if you have an appliance dolly or if the heavy objects are equipped with wheels or rollers).
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