To care for your new resilient floor and keep it looking new, follow these simple tips…
- Wait at least 24 hours before cleaning your new resilient flooring (check with your Abbey expert on the wait time).
- Cover your entryways with 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.
Vacuum 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.
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.