PROPER FLOOR CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Dust-mop and vacuum your floor frequently especially in high-traffic areas only use a vacuum with a soft bristle brush.
Keep Pet’s Nails trimmed and their paws free of dirt gravel grease oil and stains.
Use protective window coverings to block fade causing UV rays and excessive heat from direct sunlight, and rearrange rugs and furniture periodically to help your floor aged evenly.
Remove shoes with spiked or damaged heels before walking on floor.
Avoid exposure to water as much as possible during inclement weather.
Do wet-mop or clean your floor with mild soap and water for damp maintenance, wipe dry after. (For ENDURO luxury click vinyl and DUMAFLOOR only)
Do not use any type of cleaning machine such as spray mops, steam cleaners / mops, Power Cleaners or buffing machines.
Do not use wax, polish, oils, soaps, shine enhancers, varnish, silicon or ammonia to clean floor.
Do not use harsh cleaning aids such as steel wool pads, any sourcing pads containing metal or scouring powders.
Do not use 2-in-1 cleaners with polish that may contain acrylics or urethane polish to restore gloss.
A Clean Routine
Vacuum or sweep with a soft bristle broom regularly, especially before using floor cleaners, to prevent gritty dirt and particle build up that can scratch the floor’s surface. Don’t use vacuums with a beater bar or power rotary brush head. Wipe up spills and spots immediately. Use eyes too hard and tough substances such as candle wax or chewing gum and then gently scrape with a plastic scraper, such as a credit card. Be careful not to scratch the flooring surface. Wipe area clean with a soft, slightly damp cloth.
Floor Mats Protect Your Floors
High quality floor mats at entrances and exits are key to reducing laminate wear. They collect and trap all the corrosive substances that can be tracked in from outdoors, including dirt, sand, grit, oil, asphalt, or even driveway sealer. Also use mats in areas of constant pressure, such as in front of vanities, kitchen sinks and stoves.
Protective Pads On Furniture — A Good Idea
Attach felt or similar protective pads to all furniture legs, particularly heavy pieces. When you’re moving furniture, appliances or other heavy objects, use a dolly; use protective mats underneath or replace them with soft rubber casters.
Following all these guidelines in proper floor care and maintenance will ensure that your floors will withstand life and all that it brings.