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After Purchase Floor Care

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Once you have your brand new flooring installed - thanks to your Choices Flooring {{StoreName}}
store - you might be wondering how to properly care for it. After all, you want to get the most life
out of your flooring that you can. And with good care, your floor will last many years to come.

Buying from Choices Flooring {{StoreName}}, will give you the peace of mind knowing we have an
expert team ready to assist with care, maintenance and cleaning advice.

No matter what kind of floor you have, there are some general tips that you’ll want to know right
after installation. First, you may want to wait for settling. Ask our flooring experts how long you
need to wait before putting heavy items and furniture on your new floor. You may have to wait
24 hours for certain flooring types. Additionally, be sure your room is properly ventilated. This
helps air out any fumes from adhesive and it helps the adhesive dry by reducing moisture
buildup.

Luxury Vinyl & Laminate

Both luxury vinyl and laminate flooring require similar after purchase care. These types of floors
are very easy to care for, and less is more. Sweep regularly, and use a damp mop when
needed. You don’t want to get your floor too wet as it can damage the flooring. Use a luxury
vinyl or laminate approved cleaner or even a simple vinegar solution. Don’t use any harsh
chemicals or steel wool as that can remove the shine.

Be sure to use felt pads on heavy furniture, like couches or tables, to prevent scratches and
marks. You can also use doormats at entrances and rugs in high-traffic areas to further prevent
wear.

Timber

Timber flooring can take some extra care since it can be easily scratched. It’s particularly
important with timber that you use felt protectors under furniture and rugs or mats in areas of
high traffic. Stay away from rubber mats, as the rubber can leave marks on your floor. Direct
sunlight can fade your timber floor, so keep blinds and shutters closed during parts of the day
that the sun shines through your window.

Timber flooring may need to be sanded and re-coated after enough wear. If your floor is looking
dull, reach out to us at Choices Flooring and we can have one of our professional flooring
contractors re-coat your floor.

Rigid Hybrid Flooring

Do not wash your new floor for 24 hours after installation to ensure that the adhesive has a
chance to fully dry. Rigid flooring does its best in a temperature controlled environment between
18°C – 28°C.

For regular care, sweep with a broom or vacuum to remove any grit and dirt. You don’t want to
use a steam cleaner on this type of flooring as it could damage it. When you mop, use a
a pH neutral cleaning product. You want to use a little water as possible. Scuff marks should
wipe away easily, but if they don’t, add a bit of eucalyptus oil to a damp cloth and gently wipe
away the scuff marks.

Carpet

Carpet stains can happen, and even with a stain-resistant carpet, you’ll still want to remove the
stain as quickly as you can. Depending on what was spilled, you may need to use a different
method for best removal. Our stain removal guide is great to have around just in case. As a
general rule, you’ll want to blot the stain to soak up any excess liquid, and then use the correct
cleaner to further remove the stain. If you’re using a new cleaner, it’s a good idea to do a test
patch somewhere hidden first.

If you have any questions about maintaining your flooring, please call one of our expert team at
Choices Flooring {{StoreName}}, for free advice.


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