LVT Vinyl Tile and Plank Flooring Care
Care and Maintenance for Shaw Array LVT Vinyl Tile and Plank
Although Shaw LVT floors are durable, all floor coverings require some care to look their best and many problems can be prevented before they occur. During the first 48 hours it is important to:
- Keep all furniture and traffic off the floor for 24 hours
- Avoid cleaning the floor for the first 48 hours to allow adhesive to dry
Maintenance for Shaw Array LVT Vinyl Floors
The type and frequency of traffic on your Shaw LVT floor will determine the frequency of maintenance needed.
The type of floor, and even the color, will have some bearing on how much care may be necessary.
Regular adherence to an effective maintenance program should include:
- thorough dirt and grit regulation
- prompt removal of spills and stains
- protection of the floor surface
- avoid exposure to direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time
The most effective part of any floor maintenance is the simplest: sweep, dust or mop daily or more frequently if needed.
Use protective mats
Good quality entry and exit mats will help protect your resilient flooring from premature wear. They trap the dirt, sand, grit, and other substances such as oil, asphalt, or driveway sealer that would otherwise be tracked onto your floor. Mats are also suggested at heavy pivot locations, such as in front of your kitchen sink or stove. If mats are placed directly on top of the resilient floors, use mats without latex or rubber backings to avoid possible discoloration.
Add protective pads to furniture
In order to prevent indentations and scratches, provide glass, plastic or other non-staining cups that are flat on the bottom and no less than 2" in width for the legs of heavy furniture or appliances.
Equip swivel-type office chairs and other rolling furniture with broad non-staining casters at least 2" in diameter. Be sure to remove small diameter buttons from the legs of straight chairs and replace with metal glides that have bearing surfaces not less that 1" in diameter.
Use non-abrasive cleaners only
We recommend Shawfloors Hard Surface cleaner with R2X to keep your reslilient floors looking their best.
Do not use vinegar as a cleaning agent on Shaw Array products.
For more detailed instructions on how to properly care for your floor, please download here. Array Care
For commercial care click here Array Commercial Care
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