Maintenance

MAINTENANCE


INITIAL AND REGULAR MAINTENANCE

Sweep or vacuum the floor to remove any dirt or grit. Damp mop the floor with a neutral vinyl floor cleaning solution, such as Armstrong S-485 Commercial Floor Cleaner, mixed as per manufacturer's instructions. Rinse the floor with clean water to remove all cleaner and soil residue. Do not use excessive amounts of water when cleaning the floor. Avoid the use of harsh chemicals or coarse scrub pads which can damage the floor surface. A 'no polish' option is acceptable on IMPACT, however for added protection in higher traffic areas or if a higher gloss is preferred, follow the instructions below.


HIGH TRAFFIC AREAS AND/OR TO RESTORE GLOSS TO THE FLOOR

Following a thorough cleaning with a neutral floor cleaner and a rinse with clean water, allow the floor to dry completely prior to applying three to five coats of a quality commercial floor polish, such as Armstrong S-480. Be sure to allow the floor to dry completely between polish applications, following the manufacturer's instructions.


REGULAR MAINTENANCE

- Avoid exposure to excess direct sunlight, which can cause movement and discoloration in vinyl floors. Blinds/Drapes should be used in these areas.
- Felt floor protectors should be used under furniture legs to help avoid surface scratches and damage. Glide N' Guard floor protectors should be used under appliances.
- Vacuum/Sweep the floor frequently to ensure grit and dirt are removed. Do not use a vacuum with a beater bar or rotary brush. Non-staining walk-off mats should be used at entryways.
- Do not scrub or wet wash the new floor for at least four days following installation to avoid causing a problem with the bond of the adhesive to the subfloor.
- If moving heavy appliances/equipment with castors over the flooring, be sure hardboard/plywood panels are placed on the floor to prevent surface damage.