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Vinyl maintenance

Vinyl flooring is durable and easy to maintain. When you follow our recommendations as a part of your regular routine, you can ensure your tile looks great for years to come.
 
 

After installation

  • For the first 24 hours after your new vinyl floor is installed, protect all the seamed areas and don't walk on the seam sealer. Room temperature should be 68° F or more for at least 2 days after installation to allow the adhesives to setup properly.
  • Do not roll heavy objects directly onto a newly installed vinyl floor for at least 5 days. This can cause the vinyl and adhesive to become compressed, and once the adhesive sets up, any compressed marks will become permanent.
  • Allow 5 days before thoroughly washing your floor. This will give the adhesive time to cure.
  • When moving heavy objects across your vinyl floor, always lay plywood or underlayment sheets down to disperse the weight.
  • Before placing chairs or furniture on your new vinyl floor, check the condition of all the casters or rollers before setting them onto your floor. Replace any worn casters or rollers to prevent damage.
  • Protect your vinyl floor by covering the legs of furniture with felt protectors.
 

Routine maintenance

  • Remove dust, sand, and grit particles by sweeping or vacuuming your vinyl floor regularly. (Don’t use a vacuum with a beater bar as it may scratch your floor.) The attachments that come with your vacuum are effective in cleaning the edges or hard to reach areas.
  • Regularly mop the floor with clean, warm water. Rinse the floor thoroughly with fresh water.
  • If water alone does not clean the surface, use cleaning products recommended by the manufacturer. If you are unable to determine the manufacturer’s recommendations, use 1 tablespoon of liquid dishwashing detergent to 1 quart of water, or use 1 tablespoon of clear ammonia to 1 quart of lukewarm water. Make sure you rinse the surface to avoid leaving behind a film.
 

Continued maintenance

  • Place non-staining walk-off mats or slip-resistant area rugs at every entryway to your room. This will help prevent dirt and grit from being tracked on to your new floor. Be sure to avoid using rubber-backed mats or rugs as they can damage and potentially discolor your floor. Instead, use mats or rugs made specifically for vinyl floors and remember to treat them accordingly. Shake them off regularly.
  • For spots or spills, wipe up immediately and use a clean cloth to wipe a manufacturer recommended cleaner on the floor. Make sure that the product label indicates “self-cleaning,” meaning that you will not get an accumulation of wax on your floor. Rinse the spot or spill area thoroughly and wipe dry with a clean cloth. Avoid using abrasive scrubbing tools as they will leave scratches.
  • Never use abrasive cleaners, soaps, paste waxes, or solvents on your vinyl floor.
  • If your floor becomes dull looking, first try to clean it with lukewarm water and clear ammonia to see if there’s a film on your floor causing the dullness. (Use the proportions of water to ammonia stated above.) If that doesn’t work, use the manufacturer's recommended floor polish to restore your vinyl floor to its original gloss level.
  • If you purchased a PVC vinyl floor, you should consider placing 2-3 coats of the manufacturer’s recommended floor polish on the floor immediately.
  • Any vinyl floor with a PVC wear-layer will show scuffs, scratches, and other marks easily. By adding a coat of floor polish you will make the floor easier to maintain.

To learn more about the beautiful vinyl flooring that we carry, visit Heath Flooring Concepts in Dallas here where we proudly service the areas of Cartersville, Rome, Acworth, Hiram, and Powder Springs.
 

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