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Sweep, dust mop or vacuum your floor regularly to remove any dust and particles that could cause abrasion or scratch your floor. CAUTION: Vacuum cleaners with beater bar or unprotected power rotary brush head can damage the floor. Use only vacuum cleaners which are warranted for use on hard surfaces flooring.

Use a damp mop to remove spots and soil. Apply water or cleaning solution to the mop and not directly on the floor. CAUTION: Floor will be slippery when wet

For lightly soiled area, clean with distilled water.

For moderately soiled area, use a mild solution of isopropyl alcohol and distilled mixture.

For tougher spots, use higher concentration of alcohol in the mixture. Or use solution of mild detergent.

Always rinse the spot thoroughly and soak up residual water completely.

HINT: For best results, clean the floor in the same direction of the planks. When the cleaning cloth/mop becomes soiled, rinse or replace it with a clean one. Following up with a clean, dry cloth will remove residual streak marks and spots.

Do not use acetone, i.e., nail polish remover, or other vinyl dissolving agent.

Do not use chlorinated solvents.

Do not use wax or varnish coating.

A residential steam mop may be used provided the steam is applied to a microfiber pad and not applied directly to the floor. Follow all instructions provided by the steam mop’s manufacturer and make sure to set the temperature of the steam mop to the appropriate setting for vinyl floors, or to the lowest setting. Do not allow the steam mop to remain in place while heated.

Do not leave any amount of liquids (water, juice, soft drinks, spills, etc.) on the floor. Clean any wet spots immediately.

Do not use steel wool or scouring powder which will abrade the coating.

Sweep, dust mop or vacuum your floor regularly to remove any dust and particles that could cause abrasion or scratch your floor. CAUTION: Vacuum cleaners with beater bar or unprotected power rotary brush head can damage the floor. Use only vacuum cleaners which are warranted for use on hard surfaces flooring.

Use a damp mop to remove spots and soil. Apply water or cleaning solution to the mop and not directly on the floor. CAUTION: Floor will be slippery when wet

For lightly soiled area, clean with distilled water.

For moderately soiled area, use a mild solution of isopropyl alcohol and distilled mixture.

For tougher spots, use higher concentration of alcohol in the mixture. Or use solution of mild detergent.

Always rinse the spot thoroughly and soak up residual water completely.

HINT: For best results, clean the floor in the same direction of the planks. When the cleaning cloth/mop becomes soiled, rinse or replace it with a clean one. Following up with a clean, dry cloth will remove residual streak marks and spots.

Do not use acetone, i.e., nail polish remover, or other vinyl dissolving agent.

Do not use chlorinated solvents.

Do not use wax or varnish coating.

A residential steam mop may be used provided the steam is applied to a microfiber pad and not applied directly to the floor. Follow all instructions provided by the steam mop’s manufacturer and make sure to set the temperature of the steam mop to the appropriate setting for vinyl floors, or to the lowest setting. Do not allow the steam mop to remain in place while heated.

Do not leave any amount of liquids (water, juice, soft drinks, spills, etc.) on the floor. Clean any wet spots immediately.

Do not use steel wool or scouring powder which will abrade the coating.

If you choose to use a store-bought product, test the product in a non-conspicuous area (i.e., closet, corner, or scrap pieces) for potential adverse side effects. Always read the instructions ensuring it is formulated for vinyl covering that you purchased.

Protect your floor when using a dolly for moving furniture or appliances. Protective sheets and/or plywood may be needed. Never slide or roll heavy furniture or appliances across the floor.

Place protective pads beneath furniture legs and other heavy objects.

Do not use rubber backed rugs.

Minimize abrasive material and dirt by placing mats on both sides of exterior doors and by using area rugs in high-traffic areas.

Rearrange furniture and rugs periodically to avoid uneven color and shade changes from light exposure.

Avoid exposure to extreme sunlight. Close curtain or blinds during such times.

Use protective mats beneath rolling chairs.

Keep furniture casters clean.

Use soft non-rubber wheels for office chairs.

Keep pets’ nails trimmed.

Remove shoes with cleats, spikes or exceptionally pointy heels before walking on the floor.

Care should be taken to control temperature. Extreme temperature changes may result in unacceptable thermal expansion or contraction. Temperature range is 60°F-75°F and relative humidity (RH) of 35%-55%.

Avoid direct exposure to sunlight. It will cause the floor to expand and resulting in irreversible edge peaking.

Exposure to cold air can cause it to contract resulting in gaps between the planks.

Use shades or blinds to reduce heat due to sunlight. Deflect hot air from heat register or fire place.

Do not expose to the core to alkaline or basic or alkaline liquids, like caustic solution. It will affect the rigid core.

Very light and small surface scratches can be repaired with a staining “touch up” pen of the appropriate color.

Slightly deeper scratches can be repaired by means of colored putty and or stains. Fill the scratches with the putty. Level with putty knife. Wipe off excess putty.

Very deep scratches may require the replacement of the planks.