The finishing touches
Once you’ve finished installing the floor it just needs a final clean before you start to move in the furniture. For vinyl that means a wipe with a damp cloth, warm water and a natural detergent. For laminate and wood just brush off any remaining dirt or dust and rub all over with a dry cloth to remove the last little bits. Then you’re ready to move in.
A clean sweep
For most of us there’s always a temptation to leave cleaning the floor until it really has to be done. But the longer everyday dirt and stains are left, the more ingrained they become. So quick regular cleaning is less work and more effective than a once-a-month blitz and it will keep your floors looking good and lasting longer.
Keep the floor in top condition by sweeping with a soft brush or vacuuming and regular cleaning with water and a neutral detergent.
Purchase SureShine Floor Cleaners By Clicking Below*
*NOTE: Tarkett North America has partnered with 1877floorguy to provide our customers easy access to recommended cleaning products.
Vacuum or wipe with a dry mop. Ideally, you should wipe the floor all over every couple of weeks with a damp (not wet) mop sprayed with a laminate cleaning solution. Finish with a quick wipe with a dry mop or cloth.
A wipe with a buffing cloth or sweeping with a broom is all you need to keep the floor looking good. From time to time clean with a damp (never wet) cloth and one of our wide range of wood cleaning products. Our Bioclean is an excellent environmentally friendly option.
Unlike some types of covering, such as carpet, the surface treatment on our floors prevents spots and stains. They won’t be spoiled if you drop drinks, food, paint etc., but even so it is always best to clean up as soon as possible. Use a dry cloth and the recommended cleaning agent. Always read the manufacturer’s instructions before using cleaning solutions and never spray them directly onto the floor.
The right products
Of course, sometimes the floor will need a more thorough clean. You should only use the cleaning products specifically designed for vinyl, laminate and wood and always follow the instructions on the container. Most important, never drown the floor - use a damp cloth, mop or sponge, never a wet one.
- Use a doormat at the entrance to stop dirt being brought into your home.
- Proper protection on the bottom of furniture legs will prevent dents, scratches and marks.
- Lift rather than sliding heavy furniture to move it.
- Never spray cleaning products straight on to the floor.
- Don’t use polish or wax.