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Tips for Maintaining Resilient Flooring

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Although modern, resilient floors—like monolithic flooring—are durable, they require regular attention. Protect your investment and ensure your flooring is long lasting by following these floor care tips:

  • Develop a maintenance plan and follow that plan.
  • Train maintenance teams how to properly care for the flooring surfaces.
  • Clean high-traffic areas frequently, for example, several times per week. Consider cleaning lower traffic areas weekly.
  • Map a “cleaning route” that keeps maintenance teams moving forward and avoids backtracking. This process increases efficiency and reduces the chances of spreading debris.
  • A proper cleaning routine should include a combination of vacuuming, dry mopping, and using pH neutral cleaners to remove dirt. Harsh cleaners are harmful to the indoor air quality and flooring finish.
  • Microfiber mops are effective and efficient because they remove more soil, more easily, than traditional mops. To avoid spreading debris particles, don’t shake the mop while cleaning.
  • Don’t allow dirt to become ground into the floor, which will damage the finish.
  • Place floor mats in high-traffic areas to capture dirt. Clean or swap out the mats frequently so foot traffic won’t track captured dirt onto the flooring surface.
  • Utilize furniture pads to prevent scratches and dents and avoid sliding heavy pieces of furniture along the floor. Instead, lift the pieces to move them.
  • Work only with maintenance teams who are properly trained for the particular flooring surface upkeep.

Dave Darche

Dave Darche is the national market manager of adhesives/A&D for Bona US and has been in the flooring industry for more than 35 years. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Floor Covering Distributors.

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