Maintenance and Care
“An ounce of caution is worth a pound of cure.”
– Benjamin Franklin
Your new flooring represents a substantial investment in your home…
an investment that you’ll want to keep looking its best for many years to come.
No flooring lasts forever, but by following our maintenance tips outlined below, you’ll extend the life and beauty of your floor.
Prevention is the easiest way to keep your new floor looking like new.
Every good floor care system starts at the door.
Use mats or rugs, especially in high traffic areas like entrances to trap dust, dirt and other particles
Put brand new felt pads on all furniture before each piece is set in place in order to protect your new investment. – We will provide you with these upon request
Even if you already have felt pads on your furniture, they could have picked up dust and small debris over time or during a move that could scratch and damage your floor’s new finish.
Don’t forget to replace these felt stickers occasionally since they wear down and may have dirt trapped in them.
Keep it clean!
Buy a good quality broom and sweep your new floor at least once a week.
Reduce dust – a major source of scratching – by using a dry microfiber mop in between sweeping.
A good vacuum cleaner is also must (Floors Etc. recommends without a beater bar).
Don’t drag or slide heavy furniture or appliances across room.
Pick these pieces up to move – even if only a few feet.
Floors Etc. Pro Tip
If you really want to keep the dirt / scuff marks off your new floor, leave your shoes at the door!
Also be sure to wear slippers or socks on your new floors. Your feet have oil on them that will transfer onto your floor’s surface.
Along with their warranties, most manufacturers also provide flooring care instructions. Make sure you read and follow these carefully.
Cleaning techniques vary depending on the flooring type as well as the finish.
We also have special tips for pet owners.
Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)
Floors Etc. Pro Tip
When vacuuming, only use brush or felt heads...
NEVER use the beater bars as they can damage
your both your hard surface floors as well as your carpet.