Harvey Maria LVT floors are made from low maintenance resilient materials. As with all floors, sensible precautions and regular cleaning will help ensure the high performance of the floor throughout its life. The soft nature of rubber floors means they require a little extra care.
All our floors are supplied with a warranty against wearing out. A condition of the warranty is that you follow the recommended maintenance routine outlined below.
A good doormat (non rubber-backed, see point 8.) will help to capture grit and dirt and prevent it from being carried onto the floor. Doormats are advisable for all entry points to the outdoors.
Protect floors using window blinds to avoid discolouration and damage from strong sunlight and excessive heat - surface temperature must be kept between 15°C and 27°C at all times.
Regularly sweep and mop using a pH neutral cleaner such as Cleanse solution from the Harvey Maria FloorSpa Kit. Clean spillages as they occur to avoid staining.
The Scrub solution in the kit will deep clean the floor after a period of wear (and immediately after installation to remove any glue residue). Use the Protect solution to create a protective barrier making the floor easier to clean.
Use the Cleanse solution in the FloorSpa Kit to remove any water-borne staining and soiling by periodically sponge-mopping as required.
Avoid dragging furniture or sharp items across the floor. The furniture pads in the Kit can help to protect the floor from scratching from table legs etc. Protect the floor from larger items of furniture with load bearing castors.
Use of the FloorSpa Kit is advised for all floors, and particularly in areas of high traffic and areas more prone to heavier soiling or staining, such as busy entrance halls, kitchens etc.
Prevent rubber products (mats, pet bowls etc.) containing antioxidants from coming into prolonged contact with the floor, otherwise permanent discoloration may occur.
Check the suitably of vacuum cleaners to prevent surface damage. Sharp edges of a damaged or unsuitable cleaner, or stuck foreign objects can cause scratching.
Always follow the cleaning and care advice for your floor. Unsuitable cleaning products can cause damage and may create a slip-hazard!
The softer surface of a rubber floor will usually require a little extra protection. Follow the additional cleaning and care advice for rubber floors and consider applying a permanent sealer to prevent damage especially in high traffic & commercial spaces. Always check suitability when choosing your flooring.