- Use felt pads under heavy furniture, chairs, and tables.
- A protective hard floor chair mat should be used on any area where furniture with castors (such as an office chair) will be used.
- Use mats at entry areas and clean on a regular basis. Mats should have a non-staining back.
- Avoid exposure to direct sunlight. Use drapes or blinds to minimize direct sunlight during peak sunlight hours.
- Do not expose the floor to extreme temperatures.
- Water leakage over or around the outer edges of the flooring can damage a wood subfloor, so clean up water as soon as possible.
- When moving heavy furniture or appliances, use protective boards or appropriate furniture movers designed for use over hard surface flooring.
- Save a few planks in case of accidental damage. Planks can be replaced or repaired by a flooring professional.
- If other trades are in the work area, a floor protector is highly recommended to prevent damage.
- High heels, spiked shoes, and pets with unclipped nails can scratch or damage a floor's finish.
- Promptly remove any standing water or other liquids.
CLEANING YOUR FLOOR
- Sweep regularly to remove surface grit and dust. Use a spray based approved vinyl cleaner and dry mop or pad to clean. Vacuum cleaners and steam mops should not be used to clean the floor.
- Only use approved vinyl flooring cleaner. Never use wax, polish, abrasive cleaners, scouring agents, or vinegar as they may dull or distort the finish.