Maintenance and Care
Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)

1st DAY
  • DO NOT
    • Put down furniture or heavy objects
    • Walk on newly installed floors (avoid as much as possible – especially on the seams)
1st 2 DAYS
  • Keep the room at 68 degrees or higher to allow the adhesive to properly set.
1st 5 DAYS
  • DO NOT wet mop your new floor if installed with a glue-down / adhesive installation.

  • Sweep or vacuum regularly – followed by a warm water damp mop or an LVT safe cleaner
    • We recommend Bona® Stone, Tile & Laminate Cleaner (also recommended for LVT)
  • Clean up spills as quickly as possible:
  • Place interior and exterior mats at entrances to trap sand, grit, and other substances.
    • Avoid mats that have a rubber backing as this may cause damage or discolor your flooring.
  • Use protective pads or caps, such as Bona® Floor Guards, on feet of furniture.
    • Periodically check the felt tips for wear or buildup of grit/debris and replace as needed.
  • Fix rolling furniture with soft rubber casters.
  • For extra protection…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.
  • Adhere to Manufacturer Warranty and Guidelines
    • Be sure to read any care and maintenance literature provided by the manufacturer because different styles and finishes can each have their own unique guidelines.
    • Floors Etc. will provide you with any product warranties upon completion of your project.

General Weekly Cleaning
  1. Vacuum or Sweep
    • The best method of removing dirt and grit is vacuuming.
    • If using the Bona® Pro Hardwood Floor Mop to dry mop, remove any loose dirt or grit on the mop afterwards by rinsing with water and wringing out the mop pad.
      • This should be done prior to cleaning floor.
  2. Clean:
    • Use a mop with warm water.
      • Use water by itself or use a manufacturer-recommended cleaning product.
        • This should be a cleaner that rinses clean, like Bona® Stone, Tile & Laminate Cleaner (also recommended for LVT).
For Spills and Messes
  • Wipe up as quickly as possible
  • Wipe the area clean with warm water – if necessary, use a no-residue cleaner, like Bona® Stone, Tile & Laminate Cleaner (also recommended for LVT).
  • If a stain remover is needed – follow Manufacturer Warranty and Care Guidelines.

The No-No's

      • Don’t slide heavy furniture or appliances across room.
        • Pick these pieces up to move – even if only a few feet.
      • Don’t steam mop LVT floors.
        • Excessive heat can damage the plank.
      • Don’t use vacuums with rotating beater bars
        • These can damage your floor’s surface
      • Don’t use wax or any other shine products
REMEMBER…This is NOT your Grandmother’s vinyl floor!


When to Call Floors Etc.

For the following LVT flooring problems please reach out to Floors Etc.

Damage | Repairs