Although today’s resilient flooring is highly resistant to staining, you may encounter the need to clean a spot or spill so it does not become a problem:
- Promptly wipe up any spills with a clean, white cloth or paper towel to avoid staining.
- Remove spots and residues with warm water and a mild detergent or approved hard surface cleaner such as FloorCare Essentials. Buff dry with a clean, white cloth or paper towel.
- For hard-to-remove stains, such as ink, crayon, nail polish and cigarette burns, dampen a clean, white cloth or paper towel with isopropyl alcohol or nail polish remover and rub the spot until clean. Repeat this process, if necessary until the stain has been eliminated. If necessary, saturate a clean, white cloth with a mild bleach solution (1 part bleach to 10 parts water), cover the stain and allow to stand for up to one hour. Remove all residue with warm water and mild detergent. Rinse and buff dry with a clean, white cloth or paper towel.
- For problems such as chewing gum, candle wax or dried-on food, allow them to harden and gently scrape with a dull knife or plastic scraper (such as a credit card) to remove. Ice may be helpful in accelerating the hardening process. Once the piece(s) have been removed, clean any remaining residue with warm water and mild detergent. Rinse and buff dry with a clean, white cloth or paper towel.