Floating Plank Care & Maintenance

  1. Routine Care Do’s & Don’ts

    1. Do
      1. Sweep, dust mop or vacuum (air suction only) regularly to remove loose dirt and grit. Do not use treated dust mops. More frequent care is required in high traffic areas or areas that are subject to excess sand accumulation, like a beach home.
      2. Occasionally clean the floor with products which are specifically designed for the type of floating floor you have. You can find recommendations for approved products on the manufacturer website.
      3. Immediately wipe up spills, wet footprints, pet accidents or foreign substances. For stubborn substances like wax or gum, harden the spot with ice and then gently scrape it off with a plastic scraper, taking care not to scratch the surface. Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
    2. Don’t
      1. Do not use harsh cleaning products on the floor or wet mop with products like “Swiffer.” Do not use shine enhancing products as these tend to leave a dull film on laminate floor.
      2. Do not use abrasive cleaners or rough cloths.
      3. Do not wax or polish your floor.
      4. Do not allow liquids to remain on the floor for a long time or wash with excessive water.
      5. Do not use steam cleaners. This will cause swelling, warping, or other damage which will void the warranty.
      6. Do not use electric brooms with hard plastic bottoms without padding as these may damage the flooring.
  2. Preventative Care

    1. Place a walk-off mat outside doors. Inside, use mats with a non-staining vinyl back (not rubber) or colorfast woven rugs.
    2. Ensure that chairs or furniture with casters or wheels are easy swiveling with large surface non-staining casters and suitable for resilient floors use. Do not use ball type casters as they can damage the floor. Protective mats and chair pads are required under office chairs or furnishings with rolling casters.
    3. Avoid exposure to long periods of direct sunlight. Close blinds or drapes during peak sunlight hours. Floating floors subjected to excessive heat and light are subject to thermal degradation.
    4. Always maintain a consistent room temperature between 65°- 85° F and a relative humidity level between 35%-55%, even when the home is not occupied. Do not expose flooring to temperatures exceeding 110° or temperatures below 32°F.
    5. Protect flooring in the kitchen area with a high-quality rug in areas subject to hot oil spills or splatter.
    6. Avoid walking on your wood floors with sports cleats, spike/stiletto heels, or heels in disrepair. Pet nails will also cause damage to your floor and should be kept trimmed.

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