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