Flooring, no matter how new or beautiful, is meant to be walked upon. Vinyl flooring
is no exception. Time and the onslaught of foot traffic will most certainly take
its toll. But take heart, keeping your vinyl flooring as beautiful and inviting
as the day it was installed just requires a little knowledge.
So check out the following advice and be a little smarter about smart and stylish
Consistency is the key.
New vinyl floors are extremely durable and long lasting, but like any floor covering
they still need regular maintenance to stay looking like new.
Follow these general guidelines for vinyl flooring. For more detailed information
always refer to the manufacturer's written floor care procedures.
Know this about time and temperature.
For the first 24 hours after your new vinyl floor is installed, protect all the
seamed areas and don't walk on the seam sealer.
Keep the room at 68° F or greater for at least 2 days after installation to
allow the adhesives to setup properly.
Do not roll heavy objects directly on to a newly installed vinyl floor for at least
5 days. This can cause the vinyl and adhesive to become compressed, and once the
adhesive sets up any compressed marks will become permanent.
Allow 5 days before thoroughly washing your floor. This will give the adhesive time
It’s smart to spread your weight around.
Before moving heavy objects across your vinyl floor, hold on! Always lay plywood
or underlayment sheets down to disperse the weight.
Before placing chairs or furniture on your new vinyl floor check the condition of
all the casters or rollers before setting them on your floor. Replace any worn casters
Protect your vinyl floor by covering the legs of furniture with felt protectors.