Waterproof Flooring Care & Maintenance
After your new waterproof flooring is installed, your next thought will be How do I keep it looking new? The right cleaning and maintenance routine will ensure the beauty of your new floor. The good news is that it doesn’t take much effort.
5 Waterproof Flooring Cleaning Tips
- When the last piece is installed, what’s next?
First of all, sweep, dust mop or vacuum the floor to remove all loose dirt and grit. Then lightly damp mop with well wrung mop. Always use plywood or heavy cardboard when moving furniture or other heavy objects across the floor.
- How do I clean my waterproof floor?
Simply sweep or run a dry dust mop over it to get up the dirt, dust and grit. Avoid treated dust mops as they may leave a residue behind which can dull your floor over time. For a more thorough clean, you’ll want a ph neutral cleaner, so nothing with a floor polish or detergent in it.
Do not use vacuums with rotating beater bars on hard surfaces. Stay away from steam mops, as the heat can cause the vinyl layer to curl up and peel off. Avoid using mop and shine products.
- How often should I clean my waterproof flooring?
Do a once a week clean with a damp mop, like warm water and a neutral detergent. This helps to remove dirt and keep the floor in top condition. Keep in mind that you don’t need a big amount of water to clean your floor and note that light colors often need more frequent cleaning.
- How do I remove spots & spills?
As with any flooring surface, you’ll want to absorb wet spills as quickly as possible by blotting with paper or cloth towels. Rinse with water if necessary and blot dry. Dried spots should be removed by gentle agitation and rinsed with water. Blot dry.
- How do I keep my waterproof floor looking good?
The single greatest cause of damage to any flooring or floor finish is abrasion from dirt and grit. Wherever possible, use walk off mats at entrances and doorways. If mats are placed directly on waterproof floors, use mats without latex or rubber backings to avoid possible discoloration.
Use non-staining floor protectors under heavy furniture, chairs, and tables. Use appropriate window coverings, as direct sunlight may fade the color of the flooring over time.