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   How To Maintain Your New Floors!   

  Here are some guidelines to follow to protect and maintain your new floors!  

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Routine Care And Maintenance:

  • Sweep or vacuum your floors regularly (at least once per week).

  • Do not use soap-based cleaners, as these may leave a dull finish on your floor.

  • Do not use abrasive cleaners, such as steel wool or scouring powder, as these may scratch your floor.

  • Do not use cleaning products that contain surfactants. Dish lotions, laundry detergents, Murphy Oil Soap cleaners should not be used to maintain your flooring.

  • Never wax, polish, buff, and or lacquer** floors.

  • For furnishings, use wide-bearing, non-staining floor protectors, such as clear, hard plastic or non-staining felt protectors for heavy furnishings.

  • Be careful when placing furniture and appliances over your flooring. When moving heavy items, always carry them. Never push or pull furniture or other heavy items over LVP.

  • Never steam clean or use a steam mop on the floor.

  • Felt pads on chair legs should be installed and replaced periodically, as they wear and accumulate abrasive materials with use and can damage the floor. A minimum 1” diameter floor protector is required. Larger furniture requires larger diameters.

What Products You Can Use To Clean Your LVP:

When cleaning LVP, always use a pH neutral cleaner specifically formulated for cleaning vinyl flooring. Examples of acceptable cleaners include but are not limited to:

1. Rejuvenate Luxury Vinyl Tile Floor Cleaner

2. Bona Stone, Tile, and Laminate Cleaner

3. ZEP Neutral Floor Cleaner Concentrate

4. Ammonia and water solution (4 parts water to 1 part ammonia (DO NOT mix stronger))

What Products You Can NOT Use To Clean Your LVP:

1. Vinegar

2. “Mop and Shine” products

3. Soap Based Detergents or Oil Soaps

4. Abrasive Cleaners or Compounds

5. Floor Wax

6. Vacuum with a rotating beater bar

7. One step cleaner/polishes

8. Steam mops

9. Harsh scouring or buffing pads or tools   

** - A liquid made of shellac dissolved in alcohol, or of synthetic substances, that dries to form a hard protective coating for wood, metal, etc.