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Vinyl Care & Maintenance

Vinyl Planks & Sheet Vinyl

Whilst Vinyl floors are 100% waterproof it remains important to care for them as you would any quality flooring surface.

General maintenance; how to care for your Vinyl floor.

Sun Blinds or similar must be used for window & door openings exposed to heat and high UV exposure; this will assist in reducing sun damage & bleaching of the plank’s colour format.

Sweep floor regularly with an electrostatic broom, soft bristled broom or wood floor mop.

Dust and or clean with a soft bristled vacuum head. Ensure vacuum head is non-abrasive with no metal contact points.

Remove spills promptly with an absorbent cloth or similar.

For new installations avoid placing rugs or mats on the floor surface for at least 2 months. This should enable a more even UV exposure to natural and internal lighting. Avoid animal rugs unless you determine the backing is PH neutral or place carpet / rug lining under to avoid bleaching the floor surface.

Place mats at exterior and interior doors to trap sand and grit from incoming traffic and for drying feet if pool activity is nearby.

Use a rug or matt in high traffic areas to reduce wear & scuffing.

Where possible periodically relocate rugs or large items to allow natural aging of the floor surface area. For new floors please refer rug and mat details noted above.

To avoid scuffing, adhere / stick soft pads to the base of all furnishings in contact with the floor.

When moving heavy furniture or appliances always pick it up rather than sliding it across the floor.

Keep pets’ claws properly trimmed to avoid excess scratches and gouges.

If necessary, clean with a well rung out mop with warm water and a PH neutral floor cleaner. Do not use supermarket floor or general cleaning solutions as they are likely to be concentrated and if used incorrectly will damage the surface coating.

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