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Vinyl Care

To care for your new resilient floor and keep it looking new, follow these simple tips...

After installation

Wait at least 24 hours before cleaning your new resilient flooring (check with your Abbey expert on the wait time).

Cover your entryways with mats to reduce the amount of dirt, sand and oil that could be tracked in. Avoid mats that have a rubber backing as this may cause damage or discolor your flooring.

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

Cover your furniture legs with floor protectors that are made of hard plastic or felt.


Routine Care

Vacuum regularly to remove loose dirt. Use a vacuum without a beater bar to avoid scratching your floor. 

When further cleaning is needed, use a mop with warm water. Use water by itself or use a manufacturer-recommended cleaning product. It should be a cleaner that rinses clean.  Many cleaners can leave behind a sticky residue that will act like a dirt magnet and allow dirt to build up on your flooring.

Use non-abrasive cleansers or scrubbing pads on your resilient floor to avoid scratches.

To prevent stains, wipe up spills immediately.

Use a non-abrasive scrubbing pad for stubborn stains that are caused by these:  Mustard, ink, permanent marker, asphalt, shoe polish, mold, mildew or hair dye. 
Need to remove black heel marks? Spray some WD40 on a cloth and wipe off the marks. Clean the area with warm water and a mild detergent, then rinse clean.