Cleaning and Maintenance

Maintaining your floor

All Designflooring floors benefit from our K-Guard+ surface protection system. Using PU technology, K-Guard+ provides a hygienic and durable finish that will protect your floor for years to come.

The floor should be cleaned regularly, though the frequency will depend upon the level of traffic across the floor and the amount of dust and dirt transferred from the surrounding environment.

1. Remove loose dust and dirt from the floor using a soft brush or dust mop.

2. Dilute Designflooring Clean in accordance with the label instructions.

3. Liberally apply the cleaning solution over the entire floor using a clean mop, then soak up the cleaning solution using a damp (not wet) mop and leave to dry.

4. Thoroughly clean the mop with cold running water.

5. Designflooring Clean can also be used with automatic cleaning appliances (e.g. scrubbing machines), especially for larger areas or for the removal of stubborn dirt.

Hints and Tips

  • All hard floors can be slippery when wet. Take extra care when cleaning and ensure the floor area is allowed to dry completely before use. During periods of wet weather, it may be necessary to put down extra matting to prevent water from being brought in from outside.
  • Use entrance matting approximately two paces wide to prevent grit and other substances from scratching the floor. Ensure they are cleaned on a regular basis to maintain their effectiveness.
  • Mop up spillages straight away to avoid slips and staining.
  • Avoid using aerosol sprays or silicone-based products, as these can make the floor slippery.
  • We recommend using Designflooring cleaning products, as other products may contain agents that can damage resilient floor surfaces.
  • Sliding or dragging furniture or other objects across the floor can scratch your floor. Use load bearing castors to prevent indentation from heavy furniture or appliances.
  • Rubber can permanently stain vinyl floorcoverings. Avoid using rubber backed mats, rubber furniture feet or rubber wheeled castors.
  • Take care when using vacuum cleaners, as some may not be suitable for working with vinyl floors. Ensure there are no sharp edges or parts where grit can become embedded, as these may scratch the floor.
  • If surface scratching does appear, it is important to locate and address the cause of the problem. The appearance of scratching can be improved by following stages 2 and 3 using Designflooring Remove and Designflooring Commercial Refresh.
  • Accidental damage can occur, and while using Designflooring Remove and Refresh may improve the look of the floor, replacing a tile or plank may be preferable.