Spring Tips to Floor Maintenance – Part Two

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!



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.


 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.


 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

the manufacturer.

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