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Flooring by Armstrong - Design a Room



Clean up is a breeze

  • Use a damp (not wet) cloth to blot spills and spots as they happen.
  • Sweep, dust or vacuum (not with a beater bar) the floor regularly to prevent accumulation of dirt or grit that can scratch or dull the finish.
  • Occasionally wipe the floor with a damp mop or cloth.
  • Periodically clean the floor with our woodpecker floor care product as instructed.

While cleaning is easy-there are a few things to avoid:

  • Don’t use oil based, wax, polish or strong ammoniated or abrasive cleaners.
  • Don’t’ use steel wool or scouring powder.
  • Don’t wash or wet-mop the floor with soap, water, oil-soap detergent or any other liquid cleaning material.  As wood and water don’t mix, this could cause swelling, warping, delamination, splintering or joint-line separation and void the warranty.
  • For spots such as candle wax or gum, harden the spot with ice, and then gently scrape with a plastic scraper, such as a credit card.  Be careful not to scratch the flooring surface.  Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
  • Glides or floor protectors on the bottom of your furniture will prevent possible scratching or abrasions
  • Avoid sharp objects which can damage the floors.
  • Watch your feet—don’t walk on your floors with stiletto style heels, spiked golf shoes or cleats.  These may cause indentations in the flooring.
  • Watch your pet’s feet—keep nails trimmed to keep them from scratching your flooring.
  • Rearrange your rugs and furniture periodically to allow the floor to age evenly. UV sunlight can soften the tone of different species to varying degrees.
  • Try & maintain relative humidity level year round-40% to 55%.  The use of humidifiers/dehumidifiers can maintain the appropriate humidity year round.

Other routine instructions:

Use protective mats—good quality entry mats will help collect dirt, sand, grit and other substances from being tracked onto your flooring.  Do not use rubber or foam-backed plastic mats as they may discolor the flooring.

Use floor protectors on furniture and wide load bearing leg base/rollers to minimize indentations and scratches from heavy objects.  As a rule, the heavier the object, the wider the floor protector should be.

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