~ Clean floors only with products recommended by the manufacturer.
~ Wipe up spills as soon as possible with a clean, lightly dampened cloth and a cleaning product recommended by the manufacturer.
~ Sweep or vacuum floor regularly to remove dirt and gritty particles. which may lead to scratches/dents.
~ Do not use cleaning wax, oil based cleaners, ammonia, scouring pads, steel wool pads, or any products containing acid or bleach as part of routine maintenance.
~ Use felt or rubber protective pads under furniture to prevent scratching.
~ Do not slide or drag heavy furniture across your floor, use protective mats or lift.
~ Use floor mats in high traffic areas that are susceptible to moisture and/or dirt (i.e. near entrance/exit ways).
~ Do not use rubber-backed mats or coco-fiber mats as they are known to cause yellow stains in luxury vinyl floors.
~ Even though luxury vinyl is a man-made product, it will still expand and contact depending on the humidity levels in your home. The ideal relative humidity in your home for hardwood flooring is 30-50%.
~ In the spring and summer when the temperature and humidity levels rise, it is recommended you use a de-humidifier frequently during these months, failure to do so may cause cupping.
~ In the fall and winter when the temperature drops and the air in your home becomes drier. It is recommended you use a humidifier frequently during these months, failure to do so may cause noticeable cracks between boards.
~ Vinyl plank should be in your home no less than 24 hours prior to installation, so that it can acclimate to your home’s atmosphere.
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