Morris Flooring is continually reaching out with helpful information for long term care and maintenance. As
part of this effort we have a new group of blogs coming out for those who live in Colorado for maintaining
floors. In the Spring time of year we try to shake off all the dirt and winter issues. Depending on the floor
type that you have there are different steps that need to be taken. This week we will discuss your vinyl
floors. Tune in for more updates!
EASY CARE STEPS FOR VINYL FLOORS
To keep the lasting shine and fresh feel of your investment for as long as possible, we recommend that
Wipe up spills as soon as possible. Remove dried spills with Ceramic Floor Cleaner.
Wash your floor occasionally with Ceramic Floor Cleaner.
Use Extra-Strength Floor Stripper for heavy duty cleaning on all products except.
Use Floor Finish or Low Gloss Floor Finish to return your floor’s original shine if it begins to dull over
Use detergents, abrasive cleaners or “mop and shine” products – they may leave a dull film on your
Use paste wax or solvent-based polishes.
Use a beater bar when vacuuming because it can visibly damage the floor surface.
Use highly abrasive scrubbing tools.
IMMEDIATELY AFTER INSTALLATION
Maintain room temperature at 65 degrees Fahrenheit for 48 hours after installation is completed. This
assures proper curing, setting and bonding of products.
The adhesive under your floor needs time to thoroughly dry after installation. Therefore we
recommend that you do not scrub or wash your floor for five days.
For vinyl sheet, allow the seams to seal for 8 hours after seam application. This will ensure the proper
seam bond and a seamless finish. If seams are disturbed before they’re dry, permanent damage may
For vinyl tile, use a damp sponge, cloth, or mop to wipe off the Armstrong logo and 800 number
printed on the face of the floor. Be careful not to wipe across any seams.
PROACTIVE PROTECTION FOR YOUR FLOOR
When moving appliances or heavy furniture, lay a plywood panel on your floor and “walk” the item
across it. This protects your floor from scuffing and tears.
Use Armstrong Floor Protectors on furniture to reduce indentation. As a general rule of thumb, the
heavier the item, the wider the floor protector needed.
Be careful with rolling casters. They can damage the floor. Therefore, we do not recommend them. If
you choose to use them, the double wheel type are the best option.
Place a walk-off mat at outside entrances to reduce the amount of dirt brought into your home. We do
not recommend the use of rubber- or latex-backed mats because the chemical (antioxidant) used to
keep the backing from becoming brittle can permanently stain your floor. We suggest a non staining
vinyl-backed mat or a woven rug that is colorfast. Most of these products are identified “colorfast” by