Floor Care & Maintenance

Advice & Tips

All Creative Surfaces™ laminate floors have the latest and toughest factory-applied UV-cured Acrylic Urethane finishes. Nonetheless some preventative maintenance is necessary to appreciate the beauty of your Creative Surfaces™ floor and the validity of your warranty.
Here are some "Do" and "Don't" pointers:

 

  • Use mats outside entryways to prevent the build-up of dirt and grit on the floor.
  • Sweep or vacuum regularly so dirt and grit won't scratch the finish of the floor.
  • When moving heavy things - appliances, furniture, etc. - slip a blanket or carpet scrap face down under each foot of the piece and slide it over the floor to prevent scratching and gouging.
  • Use floor protectors on the legs of furniture to avoid scratching and gouging. Also, if your furniture has floor casters, make sure they're the wide-barrel type. These work best. If your furniture doesn't have these, we suggest changing them.
  • Wipe spills up as soon as possible.
  • Keep your home's relative humidity ideally between 40% and 50% - This will help prevent excess shrinkage, cracking, swelling or cupping.
  • Use runners or area rugs in high traffic zones to minimize wear.
  • Don't allow water to stand on your floor at any time. This will cause cupping, swelling and, eventually, gapping. When cleaning, don't "over wet" your floor. Use only a slightly damp mop, sponge or rag.
  • Ensure you protect your floor by placing felt pads on couches, tables, & chairs.
  • Ensure to use care when moving all types of furniture on your floor.

Floor Care & Maintenance FAQs:

How can I increase the shine of my floor?
How can I remove footprints left by someone walking barefoot?
Is it possible to repair the wear layer?
How can scratches on a laminate floor be repaired?
Can large dogs scratch the surface with their nails?