Decoria

Naturelle

Adore Touch

Prevention

The single greatest cause of damage to any flooring or floor finish is abrasion from dirt and grit. Wherever possible, use walk-off mats at entrances and doorways. Vacuum or sweep the floor often, to remove any dirt and grit.

Ensure you use non-staining mats on the floor. Rubber-backed and latex-backed mats, tires and asphalt sealers may stain or damage the surface.

Use non-staining floor protectors under heavy furniture.

Chairs should have clean, smooth, non-staining floor protectors.

Ensure there are no nicks or burrs on the protectors. Felt protectors must be cleaned regularly to ensure there is no grit build-up.

When moving heavy furniture and appliances such as refrigerators, roll or slide the furniture on strips of plywood or Masonite.

Flooring should not be exposed to direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time. Extended exposure may result in discoloration and excessive temperatures that may cause expansion of the flooring. The use of window coverings is recommended during peak sunlight exposure.


Over Time

General

The key to successful maintenance of all flooring types is the removal of all dirt and soil. Mopping with a sponge or string mop alone removes very little soil and also dissolves the dirt and spreads it out evenly across the floor, leaving behind a dull film.

Adore recommends the use of micro-fiber mops and pads for dust mopping and scrubbing. Rinsing with clean water and a clean pad is very important in preventing a dirty film build-up.

Initial Maintenance

Note: For glued-down products do not begin initial maintenance for a minimum of 72 hours after installation is complete, to assure the adhesive has had sufficient time to dry and cure.

Remove all surface soil, dirt, sand and grit by vacuuming or dust mopping.

Dried adhesive residue may be removed using lighter fluid or naphtha and a clean white rag.

DO NOT STRIP THE FLOOR

Scrub the floor with a neutral pH detergent or use 2 oz of ammonia per gallon of water. Mix solution in a spray bottle and spray onto floor as needed.

Scrub the floor using a micro-fiber mop with microfiber pads.

Rinse with clean water and a clean pad.

Routine Maintenance

Vacuum or dust mop to remove all surface soil, sand & grit.

Wipe up spills promptly.

Scrub the floor with a neutral pH detergent or use 2 oz of ammonia per gallon of water. Mix solution in a spray bottle and spray onto floor as needed.

Scrub the floor using a micro-fiber mop with microfiber pads.

 Rinse with clean water and a clean pad.

Over Time

Over time, floors may begin to lose their luster and may require an application of polish.

Thoroughly scrub and rinse the floor to remove all soil.

Apply 2-3 coats of matte or satin acrylic floor finish.

If you feel your situation is not covered by these guidelines, please contact Adore technical services for advice before beginning your maintenance procedures.