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Engineered Floor Cleaning & Care

Island Granite's Engineered Floors are very easily maintained. No wax, no mess. Simply use a specialty floor cleaner and a terry cloth flooring mop available from flooring retailers.

STEP ONE: Vacuum or sweep your floor to remove any particles that could scratch your floor.
WARNING: Vacuums with a beater bar or power rotary brush head can damage a wood floor and never should be used.

STEP TWO: Apply the cleaner directly to the terry cloth flooring mop, not to the floor!

STEP THREE: Use a back and forth motion with the mop. When the terry cloth cover becomes soiled, simply replace it with a clean one. Cleaning the floor with a soiled cover could cause streaking. The covers are re-usable so simply throw the cover in the wash and dry it as you would any towel.

STEP FOUR: A Little Care Goes a Long Way Toward Protecting Your Investment Wood is a natural material and can be scratched or dented. To help guard against scratches and dents, place protective felt pads under furniture legs and chairs, and make sure any furniture casters are clean, operate freely and have a minimum 1 inch wide vinyl surface where it comes in contact with the wood floor.

Warranties do not cover damage caused by spiked heels or shoes that need repair, heavy furniture, and appliances. Do not use oil soaps, liquid or paste wax products or other household cleaners that contains lemon or tongue oils. These products can dull the finish and make future cleaning and refurbishment difficult.

Remove spills promptly. Use a soft cotton cloth and Cleaner on wet spills. For dry spills, sweep or vacuum.

Wood will age and change color due to ultra-violet light. Consider rearranging rugs and furniture periodically so the floor will age evenly. Use entry mats to clean shoes to avoid tracking oils from asphalt driveways and streets as they can permanently stain a floor. Keep animal nails trimmed, as they have been known to scratch wood floors.

When moving heavy appliances or furniture, put down a quarter-inch sheet of plywood to protect the floor, and use a dolly. Never try to slide or roll heavy objects across your floor without these precautions.

Keep unused planks after installation. In case of accident or damage, you can use them for repair.