Newly Installed Floor Care
- Always use plywood or other boards when moving heavy objects across the floor.
- Sweep, dust mop or vacuum the floor to remove all loose dirt and grit.
- Lightly damp mop with well wrung mop.
Initial & Routine Maintenance (Daily or as needed)
- Sweep, dust mop or vacuum the floor to remove all loose dirt and grit. Do not use treated dust mops.
- Clean the floor using a properly diluted Neutral pH cleaner in cool water or ready to use spray cleaner that will not leave a residue such as Bona Professional Series Stone, Tile, and Laminate Cleaner in a pre-mixed spray bottle. Follow label instructions.
Over time floors may begin to lose their luster and may require an application of floor polish. When and where you apply the floor polish will depend on the traffic the floor receives. A good quality floor polish like “Hilway Direct” can provide up to a year of protection in a high traffic area.
Floor Polish Application Directions:
- Vacuum or dry sweep then damp mop floor to remove loose dirt and soil from floor. Thoroughly scrub and clean floor with Neutral pH cleaner to remove all soil. Follow label Instructions.
- Apply floor polish undiluted in a thin, even coat using a microfiber applicator mop. Do not use treated dust mops. Follow label instructions.
- Apply 2-3 coats. Allow each coat to air dry completely (generally 30-60 minutes) before applying next coat.
- Allow floor surface to dry overnight before heavy traffic use.
The single greatest cause of damage to any flooring or floor finish is abrasion from dirt and grit. Wherever possible, use walk off mats at entrances and doorways. Use non-staining floor protectors under heavy furniture, chairs, and tables