Product Care & Cleaning


Proper care will extend the life of your floors

Carpet swatch

Carpet

Vinyl swatch

Vinyl

Vinyl Plank swatch

Vinyl Plank

VCT swatch

VCT

Tile swatch

Tile

Laminate swatch

Laminate

Wood swatch

Wood

Commercial Carpet swatch

Commercial

Rubber swatch

Rubber

Carpet Floor Care

Carpet swatch
  • vacuum
    Carpet needs to be vacuumed on a routine basis. Vacuuming removes loose dirt, dust and debris that can get into the carpet fibers and cause a permanent stain. When dirt is left in the carpet, these gritty, sharp particals can damage your carpet.
  • blot
    For spots and spills, blot the area starting from the outside and moving inward using a white towel. Do not rub at the spot, as this can damage the carpet fibers.
  • pet
    If your pet has an accident on the carpet, clean the stain immediately by blotting it with a towel until it is almost dry and then using a spot treatment with enzymes to remove the lingering smell.
  • no solution
    Try to use the least amount of solution possible. Select non-cationic detergents and spot cleaners sold especially for stain-resistant carpeting with neutral ph levels.
  • no water
    Do not overwet carpet. Over-wetting can cause brownout, carpet shrinkage, adhesion problems and all other kinds of nightmares. Make sure the carpet can dry quickly, using a fan if necessary.
  • phone
    If your efforts are unsuccessful, contact a professional carpet cleaner right away. Failure to act quickly will increase the odds of a permanent stain.
  • scissors
    Use scissors to clip sprouts and snags in the carpet. Do not pull carpet strands or you may damage the carpet.
  • no sun
    Protect your carpet from prolonged periods of direct sunlight with blinds, shades, or awnings.
  • Vinyl Floor Care

    Vinyl swatch
  • no solution
    Never use ammonia or bleach to clean your vinyl flooring.
  • no solution
    Do not use detergents, abrasive cleaners or "mop and shine" products. They may leave a dull film or damage your floor.
  • lift
    Never push, pull, or drag furniture, appliances or other items across the floor. Always lift and carry any items.
  • no blot
    The adhesive under your floor needs time to thoroughly dry after installation. We recommend that you do not scrub or wash your floor for five days.
  • vacuum
    When using a vacuum cleaner, disengage the beater bar or use the “bare floor” setting to avoid damaging your flooring.
  • bucket soap
    Wash the floor occasionally with a gentle (non-abrasive) floor cleaner. Always follow cleaning product instructions and adhere to cautions before use. Remove loose dirt with a soft bristle broom.
  • no blot
    Do not use scouring pads, steel wool, sandpaper or other abrasive products.
  • heavy
    Use non-staining felt protectors are for all heavy furniture and funiture legs to reduce indentation. As a general rule of thumb, the heavier the item, the wider the floor protector needed.
  • no oil
    Floor mats should be labeled non-staining. The use of rubber or latex-backed mats can permanently stain your floor. We suggest a non-staining vinyl-backed mat or a woven rug that is colorfast.
  • no sun
    Limit direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time with use of blinds, shades, or awnings.
  • Vinyl Plank Floor Care

    Vinyl Plank swatch
  • no sweep
    Do not wet mop floor for the first 48 hours after installation. After 48 hours you may damp mop or dust mop.
  • no solution
    Do not use detergents, ammonia, bleach, abrasive cleaners or any "mop and shine" products. They may leave a dull film or damage your floor.
  • vacuum
    When using a vacuum cleaner, disengage the beater bar or use the “bare floor” setting to avoid damaging your flooring.
  • no blot
    Do not use scouring pads, steel wool, sandpaper or other abrasive products.
  • no water
    Always remove excess water. Liquids not only can cause slip and fall hazards, but on unwelded plank floors, the water can attack the adhesive, break the bond, and cause the flooring to release from the substrate.
  • no heavy
    Do not set heavy items on plank for 24 hours after installation. Non-staining felt protectors are recommended for all heavy furniture and funiture legs.
  • no oil
    Floor mats should be labeled non-staining. Oil or petroleum based products can result in discolorations. We suggest a non-staining vinyl-backed mat or a woven rug that is colorfast.
  • no sun
    Limit direct sunlight by closing blinds the first 48 hours after installation. Failing to do so may result in curling and gaping of the planks due to the increase heat generated from the direct sunlight.
  • temperature
    Maintain room temperature between 65 and 85 degrees.
  • VCT swatch
  • vacuum
    Sweep or vacuum floor prior to cleaning removing any dust or debris. When using a vacuum cleaner, disengage the beater bar or use the “bare floor” setting to avoid damaging your flooring.
  • mop
    Clean with a damp mop at least once a week. Use a neutral pH detergent solution. Mop heavy-traffic areas more frequently.
  • book
    Depending on the type of VCT, it is good to periodically recoat the finish. Please read the manufacturers recommendations.
  • person
    Any buffing, spray buffing, conditioning, restoring and burnishing or scrubbing procedure should be done professionaly. Read manufacturers recommendations carefuly.
  • no blot
    Do not use scouring pads, steel wool, sandpaper or other abrasive products.
  • no oil
    Floor mats should be labeled non-staining. Oil or petroleum based products can result in discolorations.
  • no sun
    Limit direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time with use of blinds, shades, or awnings.
  • Tile Floor Care

    Tile swatch
  • vacuum
    Sweep or vacuum floor areas prior to cleaning removing any dust or debris. When using a vacuum cleaner, disengage the beater bar or use the “bare floor” setting to avoid damaging your flooring.
  • mop
    Clean with a damp mop at least once a week. Mop heavy-traffic areas more frequently.
  • bucket soap
    Use a liquid non-abrasive household cleaner recommended for either glass or tile.
  • no solution
    Do not use cleaners containing acid, ammonia, bleach, abrasives, or other hazardous/polluting compounds.
  • no blot
    Do not use scouring pads, steel wool, sandpaper or other abrasive products.
  • Laminate Floor Care

    Laminate swatch
  • blot
    Wipe floors with a warm moist cloth and gentle cleaner designed for laminate flooring. Be sure to follow the directions on the bottle.
  • mop
    Remove loose dirt with a dust mop or a gentle vacuum without a beater bar.
  • no blot
    Do not use scouring pads, steel wool, sandpaper or other abrasive products.
  • no water
    Do not clean using excessive water as it could cause your flooring to buckle or separate. Always remove excess water or spills right away.
  • no vacuum
    Never wax, polish or use buffing machines. Do not use beater bar with your vacuum.
  • no oil
    Floor mats should be labeled non-staining. Oil or petroleum based products can result in discolorations. We suggest a non-staining vinyl-backed mat or a woven rug that is colorfast.
  • no sun
    Limit direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time with use of blinds, shades, or awnings.
  • temperature
    Maintain room temperature between 65 and 85 degrees.
  • Wood Floor Care

    Wood swatch
  • blot
    Spills and tracked-in dirt should be wiped up right away. Wipe floors with a warm moist cloth and gentle cleaner designed for hardwood flooring.
  • vacuum
    Sweep, dust, or vacuum using a hard floor attachment once a week or more if needed. Do not use vacuums with beater bars or hard heads.
  • no water
    Always remove excess water. Do not allow liquids to stand on your floor.
  • no blot
    Never use buffing machines, steel wool or scouring powder which is abrasive and will damage your floor’s finish.
  • no oil
    Floor mats should be labeled non-staining. Oil or petroleum based products can result in discolorations. We suggest a non-staining vinyl-backed mat or a woven rug that is colorfast.
  • no sun
    Limit direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time with use of blinds, shades, or awnings.
  • temperature
    Maintain room temperature between 65 and 85 degrees to prevent expansion or shrinkage of wood.
  • Commercial Carpet Floor Care

    Commercial Carpet swatch
  • vacuum
    Carpet needs to be vacuumed on a routine basis. Vacuuming removes loose dirt, dust and debris that can get into the carpet fibers and cause a permanent stain. When dirt is left in the carpet, these gritty, sharp particals can damage your carpet.
  • blot
    For spots and spills, blot the area starting from the outside and moving inward using a white towel. Do not rub at the spot, as this can damage the carpet fibers.
  • no solution
    Try to use the least amount of solution possible. Select non-cationic detergents and spot cleaners sold especially for stain-resistant carpeting with neutral ph levels.
  • no water
    Prolonged exposure to excessive moisture may cause discoloration to the floor surface. Mildew and mold growth may form, typically underneath the surface.
  • phone
    If your efforts are unsuccessful, contact a professional carpet cleaner right away. Failure to act quickly will increase the odds of a permanent stain
  • scissors
    Use scissors to clip sprouts and snags in the carpet. Do not pull carpet strands or you may damage the carpet.
  • no sun
    Limit direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time with use of blinds, shades, or awnings.
  • Rubber Floor Care

    Rubber swatch
  • no blot
    The adhesive under your floor needs time to thoroughly dry after installation. We recommend that you do not scrub or wash your floor for 72 hours.
  • blot
    Sweep or vacuum the floor on a regular basis. When using a vacuum cleaner, disengage the beater bar or use the “bare floor” setting to avoid damaging your Flooring.
  • bucket soap
    If mopping is needed, use a damp mop with mild soap and water solution.
  • no blot
    Do not use scouring pads, steel wool, sandpaper or other abrasive products.
  • no solution
    Make sure that any cleaning agent that you use is not acidic, acetone based, and that it does not contain turpentine.
  • no sun
    Limit direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time with use of blinds, shades, or awnings.
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