To care for your new resilient floor and keep it looking new, follow these
- Wait at least 24 hours before cleaning your new resilient flooring (check with
your Abbey expert on the wait time).
- Cover your entryways with mats to reduce the amount of dirt, sand and oil
that could be tracked in. Avoid mats that have a rubber backing as this may
cause damage or discolor your flooring.
- Take your shoes off at the door! Be sure to wear slippers or socks. Your feet have oil on them that will transfer onto the floor.
- Cover your furniture legs with floor protectors that are made of hard plastic or felt.
Vacuum regularly to remove loose dirt. Use a vacuum without a beater bar
to avoid scratching your floor.
When further cleaning is needed, use a mop with warm water.
Use water by itself or use a manufacturer-recommended cleaning product.
It should be a cleaner that rinses clean. Many cleaners can leave behind a sticky residue
that will act like a dirt magnet and allow dirt to build up on your
Use non-abrasive cleansers or scrubbing pads
on your resilient floor to avoid scratches.
To prevent stains, wipe up spills immediately.
Use a non-abrasive scrubbing pad
for stubborn stains that are caused by these: Mustard, ink, permanent
marker, asphalt, shoe polish, mold, mildew or hair dye.
Need to remove black heel marks? Spray some WD40 on a cloth and wipe off the marks. Clean the area with warm water and a mild detergent, then rinse clean.