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FAQ QuestionHow do I properly clean and maintain my vinyl flooring?
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Sweep or vacuum vinyl floors with a solid floor attachment. To clean dirt that won’t come up with a sweep or vacuum, use a non-rinsing cleaner that leaves no film and a mop. Never use an abrasive cleaner, oil cleaner, or dish detergent.
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FAQ QuestionHow can I get the longest life out of my vinyl floor?
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There are several steps you can take to help maintain your vinyl floor besides regular maintenance. • Use a doormat outside to collect any dirt, moisture or other substances that can harm your floor. • Use felt floor protectors on furniture to reduce scratching or gouging. • Rubber backed rugs and mats should not be used as they tend to make the vinyl floors appear yellow. Anything rubber stains vinyl flooring very easily. • All vinyl floors are affected by direct sunlight and are prone to color fading. Keep blinds closed and direct sunlight off the vinyl floor on sunny days when possible. • Keep large animals with long nails off the floor as they can scratch and damage the vinyl. • Keep liquids off the floor as much as possible.They can leak through seams and damage the subfloor which can also cause your vinyl’s adhesive to loosen. • If you are moving appliances or heavy furniture never slide them across vinyl flooring. • If you find a seam has opened, it needs to be closed immediately according to the manufacturer’s recommendations to prevent further damage.
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FAQ QuestionCan I walk on my vinyl floor and mop it immediately after installation?
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It is not recommended that you walk on your vinyl floor after installation for at least 24 hours. If the seams in your new flooring are disturbed before the adhesive has set, you can damage your vinyl flooring. You should not thoroughly mop your floor until five days after installation to allow the adhesive to cure.
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FAQ QuestionIs there anything I can do to make my vinyl floor shine more?
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Generally all your vinyl floor needs to shine is a good cleaning. When this doesn’t do the trick, follow your manufacturer’s recommendations to restore the shine. Some manufacturers have a special gloss floor finish that you can apply. Others will recommend that you remove the wax layer and replace it. Only some vinyl floors have a wax finish, so be careful to follow the procedure that your manufacturer recommends.
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FAQ QuestionHow do I repair a chip or scratch in my vinyl flooring?
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Chips and deep scratches in vinyl generally cannot be removed, but can be hidden or concealed. Many vinyl flooring manufacturers have products specifically for repairing chips and scratches. These products generally work best, however there are some at home products that can be used to help conceal scratches and scuffs. To remove scuff marks try rubbing a drop of mineral spirits, turpentine, paint thinner, or baby oil over the mark. Then wipe the scuff away with a soft cloth. If you try any of these methods, be sure to wipe the vinyl floor thoroughly with a damp cloth afterwards, as these solutions can leave the floor slippery.
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FAQ QuestionHow do I replace a damaged tile in my vinyl flooring?
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Note: Some vinyl flooring installed before the mid-1970s may contain asbestos. If your flooring was installed before this time, consult your local home and building center for instructions on removing it safely. To remove a damaged vinyl tile, use a blow dryer on the 'hot' setting on the damaged tile until it becomes malleable. Placing a piece of tin foil on the vinyl tile can speed this up. Then, run a putty knife along the seams to separate it from any other tiles. Place the putty blade under the edge of the damaged vinyl tile and pry it off the subfloor. Scrape the old adhesive off the subfloor, starting at the edges and working towards the center. Now you are ready to install the new vinyl tile. Once glued and in place, roll with a rolling pin and remove any excess adhesive with a damp cloth. Stay off the spot for at least 8 hours.

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