An Amtico, Karndean or Spacia floor is extremely hardwearing but even this tough surface can be scratched and marked by sharp grit or other objects. Basic precautions will help keep your floor looking good.
Vacuum or brush your floor regularly to remove dust and grit. Protect against scratching from furniture feet by using casters or felt pads. Use furniture cups under heavy items or appliances to prevent indentation. Use fibre mats at outside entrances. Avoid rubber or latex backed mats as these may leave stains.
The amount of cleaning necessary will depend on your lifestyle and the colour of the floor. Most owners find that a weekly wipe-over is usually enough. For both Super-Tough Finish and Textured Surfaces (like sawnwood), simply:
- Sweep or vacuum the floor
- Dilute recommended manufacturers’ cleaner and apply with a damp mop or a spray.
- Mop the floor, keeping it as dry as possible, to remove soiling. That’s it!
- Never use bleach based products they can cause discolouration
It is no longer necessary to apply dressing to a new vinyl floor unless you prefer a semi-gloss finish rather than the intended matt finish. Before applying the dressing, the floor must be clean and any ingrained soiling and previous dressing must be removed with floor dressing remover.