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Vinyl Care

Preventative Care Tips:

Place mats at entryways to prevent tracking in dirt from outside. Avoid mats that have a rubber backing. This may damage or discolor your flooring.

Leave your shoes at the door!  Be sure to wear slippers or socks.  Your feet have oil on them that will transfer onto the floor.

Use protectors under your furniture that are made of a hard plastic or felt.


After installation, check with your Floors To Go expert or the manufacturer to see how long you should wait before the first cleaning.  It is usually at least 3 days.

Remove dirt, sand, and dust by first vacuuming.  Use a vacuum without a beater bar as this may scratch your floor.

Occasionally, use a mop with warm water for further cleaning.  Water only is best  -  or use a cleaning product that is recommended by the manufacturer or your Floors To Go expert. Many detergents can leave behind a sticky residue.  Detergent that is left behind on floors will act like a dirt magnet and allow dirt to build up. If you'd like to use a detergent, make sure it is a mild cleanser that rinses clean.

Never use an abrasive cleanser or scrubbing pad on your resilient floor.  These will leave scratches.

Clean spills immediately to prevent staining.

The following items can cause permanent stains on vinyl so be careful not to get them on your floor: Mustard, ink, permanent marker, asphalt, shoe polish, mold, mildew and hair dye.  If you do get one of these on your floor, try a non-abrasive scrubbing pad.
Helpful Tips
Black heel marks?  Spray a little WD40 on a cloth and wipe off the marks.  Then clean the area with warm water and a mild detergent. Rinse clean.