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:
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.