HOW TO CARE FOR
YOUR NEW FLOORS
Your luxury vinyl flooring from Refloor is not only beautiful, but it is also extremely durable, waterproof, and easy to clean. Use these best practices for regular care and maintenance to keep your floors looking great forever.
• Do remove loose dirt with a soft bristle broom.
• Do clean with warm water and a damp mop for everyday care.
• Do use a soft mop – we love the microfiber ones.
• Do wash the floor with a gentle floor cleaner that is non-abrasive (like dishsoap).
• Do not use detergents, abrasive cleaners or “mop and shine” products. These may leave a dull film behind.
• Do not use a mop with an abrasive or “scrubbing” pad.
• Do not use a vacuum with beater bar engaged. Instead turn off beater bar or use the “bare floor” setting to avoid damaging your floor.
• Do not use ammonia or bleach to clean your vinyl flooring.
• Do not use a steam mop to clean your floor because the high temperature may cause damage to vinyl flooring.
• Furniture legs can scuff or mar flooring. Use soft padded protectors where furniture contacts the floor.
• For heavy furniture and appliances that do not move frequently, use rubber furniture casters or cups where they meet the floor.
• Never push, pull, or drag furniture, appliances, or other items across the floor. Always lift and carry.
REMOVING SPILLS & STAINS
Accidents happen and spills and stains can result. To avoid this, use a clean, white cloth when cleaning spots from your flooring. Scrub with a non-abrasive white scrubbing pad. For pen and markers spots, rub gently with mineral spirits on clean white cloth, then rinse with water. For rust stains, rub with lemon juice on a clean white cloth, then rinse with water.
REMOVING PAINT, VARNISH OR STUBBORN ITEMS
Paint, nail polish and wood varnish will stain your flooring. If any of these harsh fluids dry on your floor, rub them with a soft eraser to loosen the stain, then lightly rub with mineral spirits on a clean, white cloth. If still visible, very softly rub the stain with a citrus cleaner (such as Goo Gone) on a clean white cloth. Always finish by rinsing the area with water and drying with a soft cloth. There are some stubborn items that will want to grab your flooring and not let go – like gum, oil, wax, glue, and tar. If this happens use your fingernails to remove residue, then clean with a non-abrasive white scrubbing pad and lightly rub with isopropyl alcohol or mineral spirits on a clean, white cloth. Then rinse with water and dry the area.
REMOVING SCUFFS AND SMUDGES
Rubber shoe marks and other scuffs will happen. When they do, simply rub the mark with your finger or use a soft eraser. Clean the area with a non-abrasive white scrubbing pad or cloth.
Invest in high-quality floor mats for an extra layer of protection. Place the mats at entrances and exits to collect and trap corrosive substances that can be tracked in, such as dirt,salt, sand, oil, grit, asphalt, etc.