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Best Rooms for Waterproof Floors
Waterproof solid core flooring has the eye-catching style to be featured in your best rooms, but is designed to go anywhere, from kitchens and bathrooms to basements and mud rooms. Trend-setting looks in wood, stone, ceramic tile and stamped concrete present numerous options to match your tastes.
You’ll also love how solid core floors resist the wear and tear of everyday life. Scratch and stain resistant, mold and mildew resistant – you’ll never have to worry about where to install these long-wearing, beautiful floors.
Preventative Maintenance on Waterproof Floors
Once the floor has been installed, vacuum or use a dust mop to clear the floor of any loose dirt or residual dust or debris. The floor can be wiped with neutral pH cleaners or water.
- Furniture should have felt pads attached to the feet to avoid scratching the floor. Heavy appliances or furniture should sit on non-staining large surface floor protectors.
- When furniture has castors or wheels on the feet, they must be suitable for resilient floors, large surface non-staining, and swivel easily. Do not use ball-type castors because they can damage the floor.
- Office chairs with castor wheels should be equipped with wide, rubber castors and protective mats under the chairs.
- Protective mats should be non-staining as rubber mats may discolor the floor.
- All furniture pieces should have floor protectors under them.
- Walk-off mats should be used in entrances to help prevent dirt from being carried onto the floor.
- The product should never be exposed to temperatures exceeding 140 degrees Fahrenheit . Avoid exposure to long periods of direct sunlight. Blinds or drapes should be closed during peak daylight. Exposure to excessive heat and light can thermally degrade the floor.
- Regularly sweep or vacuum the floor to remove dirt and dust. Do not use a vacuum with a beater bar to vacuum the floor as this can cause floor scratches. Do not use hard bottomed electric brooms without padding as they can scratch the floor.
Cleaning Tips for Waterproof Flooring
- When the last piece is installed, what’s next?
First of all, sweep, dust mop or vacuum the floor to remove all loose dirt and grit. Then lightly damp mop with well wrung mop. Always use plywood or heavy cardboard when moving furniture or other heavy objects across the floor.
- How do I clean my waterproof floor?
Simply sweep or run a dry dust mop over it to get up the dirt, dust and grit. Avoid treated dust mops as they may leave a residue behind which can dull your floor over time. For a more thorough clean, you’ll want a ph neutral cleaner, so nothing with a floor polish or detergent in it.Do not use vacuums with rotating beater bars on hard surfaces. Stay away from steam mops, as the heat can cause the vinyl layer to curl up and peel off. Avoid using mop and shine products.
- How often should I clean my waterproof flooring?
Do a once a week clean with a damp mop, like warm water and a neutral detergent. This helps to remove dirt and keep the floor in top condition. Keep in mind that you don’t need a big amount of water to clean your floor and note that light colors often need more frequent cleaning.
- How do I remove spots & spills?
As with any flooring surface, you’ll want to absorb wet spills as quickly as possible by blotting with paper or cloth towels. Rinse with water if necessary and blot dry. Dried spots should be removed by gentle agitation and rinsed with water. Blot dry.
- How do I keep my waterproof floor looking good?
The single greatest cause of damage to any flooring or floor finish is abrasion from dirt and grit. Wherever possible, use walk off mats at entrances and doorways. If mats are placed directly on waterproof floors, use mats without latex or rubber backings to avoid possible discoloration.Use non-staining floor protectors under heavy furniture, chairs, and tables. Use appropriate window coverings, as direct sunlight may fade the color of the flooring over time.