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FOR BEST RESULTS:
- When moving appliances or heavy furniture, lay a plywood panel on your floor and “walk” the item across the panel. This process protects your floor from scuffing and tears. Never slide furniture or appliances directly over your floor.
- Rolling casters may damage the floor. Therefore, we do not recommend them. If you choose to use rolling casters, the double wheel types are the best option.
- Place a walk-off mat at outside entrances to reduce the amount of dirt brought into your home. We strongly recommend mats without a latex or rubber backing because these backings may cause permanent discoloration.
- When using a vacuum cleaner, disengage the beater bar or use the “bare floor” setting to avoid damaging your floor.
- Highly abrasive scrubbing tools should not be used as they can damage your floor.
- Do not use detergents, abrasive cleaners or “mop and shine” products. These products may leave a dull film on your floor.
- Paste wax or solvent-based polishes are not recommended.
- Use floor protectors on furniture to reduce indentation. The heavier the item, the wider the floor protector needed.
Immediately after installation
- Maintain a minimum room temperature between 65 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit for 48 hours before, during, and after installation is completed, then maintain temperatures between 55°F (13°C) and 85°F (29°C) thereafter.
Initial Floor Care:
- Remove any dried adhesive residue with a clean white cloth dampened with low odor mineral spirits, carefully following warnings on container. (Glue down installations)
- Sweep, dust mop or vacuum thoroughly to remove all loose dust, dirt, grit and debris.
- Floors installed with adhesive should not be washed for the first five days after installation. Waiting to wash helps prevents excessive moisture from interfering with the adhesive bond and/or seam treatments. All other floors can be damp mopped immediately, using a resilient floor cleaner such as Bruce Multi Surface Cleaner.
Daily Floor Care:
- Sweep, dust mop or vacuum thoroughly to remove all loose dust, dirt, grit and debris. Clean walk off mats frequently.
- Wash your floor regularly with a resilient floor cleaner concentrate or ready to use resilient floor cleaner with trigger spray such as Bruce Multi Surface Cleaner.
- Vinyl flooring like other types of smooth floors may become slippery when wet. Allow time for the floor to dry after washing.
- Immediately wipe up wet areas from spills, foreign substances, or wet feet.
Periodic Floor Care:
- For heavy duty cleaning use a deep cleaning floor stripper as recommended on the bottle, to remove dirt and residues that may be ground into the floor.
- If the shine on your floor begins to dull, use a resilient low gloss floor finish for low gloss floors. And a resilient high gloss floor finish for medium to high gloss floors.
- Do not use mop and shine products on your floor. A quality acrylic polish will work best for your flooring.