Vinyl & Resilient Care & Maintenance Guide

For Vinyl, Luxury Vinyl Plank & Tile, and Resilient Flooring

General Care

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Cleaning Tools

Vinyl and resilient flooring can be cleaned using a broom, damp mop, dust mop with soft bristles, jet mop, dry mop, steam mop on the lowest setting for residential use, or a vacuum without a beater bar.

Always refer to your product’s warranty and installation guide for additional instructions.

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Recommended Cleaner

When mopping vinyl or resilient floors, only use pH neutral, non-abrasive cleaners that are specifically formulated for vinyl flooring.

Do not use cleaners that contain ammonia, bleach, oil, polish, strong alkaline cleaning agents and solvents, or wax.

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Stain Protection

To prevent staining, wipe spills immediately with a microfiber cloth and cleaner specifically formulated for vinyl floors. Additionally, promptly clean any standing water, pet urine, or other liquids.

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Floor & Decor Pro Tip

It is recommended that cleaners and treatments are tested in a small, isolated area to ensure desired results.

Preventative Maintenance

The best way to maintain your vinyl and resilient floors is to protect them from scratches.

Never slide, drag, or roll heavy furniture or appliances across the floor and consider using protective sheets when moving furniture with a dolly.

Add non-rubber backed area rugs in high-traffic areas.

Place nylon or felt protection pads under all furniture legs and periodically clean the pads for any buildup that may cause scratching.

Avoid wearing shoes with spikes, cleats, or sharp heels, and for best results, ensure pet nails are trimmed to help prevent damage.

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*Since every application is different, the suggestions mentioned above are general recommendations only. Please be sure to follow all guidelines set in your product’s installation guide and warranty. If needed, we strongly recommend consulting a licensed professional who has experience with your material type and specific situation.