DuraCeramic is one of the most durable and maintenance-friendly flooring options.
As stated on the Congoleum website, following these easy care and maintenance
guidelines will allow you to enjoy your beautiful long-lasting floor for years.
Immediately After Installation
- Keep traffic to a minimum during the first 24 hours to allow the adhesive
to harden. Then open to light foot traffic only for the next 24 hours. Resume
normal traffic after 48 hours.
- Furniture should not be placed on the floor for 24 hours so the adhesive
(and grout, if applicable), have had adequate time to dry.
- Always move heavy furniture and appliances with care to avoid gouging or
tearing the floor.
- Wash your floor using a suitable resilient floor cleaner 48 hours after installation.
- Sweep or vacuum (do not use a beater brush) regularly to remove dirt that
can dull or scratch your floor.
- Wipe up spills promptly with a damp cloth or mop.
- For a more thorough cleaning, wash your floor with a non-detergent based
resilient floor cleaner.
: Avoid one-step "mop and polish" products, dishwashing liquids
and oil-based cleaners. These may leave a residue which can attract dirt and
dull your floor's finish. Avoid cleaners that contain abrasives or solvents
which may permanently damage your floor.
Tips & Warnings:
- Make sure furniture legs have large surface, non-staining floor protectors.
Replace small, narrow metal or dome-shaped glides with smooth, flat glides that
are in flat contact with the floor. Glides should be equipped with self-adhesive
felt pads to avoid scratching the surface of the floor. The pads should be checked
periodically for grit and wear and replaced when necessary.
- Heavy furniture or appliances that are not moved often should be equipped
with flat, non-staining composition furniture casters or cups of appropriate
- Mobile appliances and furniture should be equipped with easily swiveling
- Place mats at outside entrances to prevent dirt, grit and soil from being
tracked onto your floor. Use 100% latex-backed mats, because some rubber-backed
mats or carpets may permanently stain your floor.
- Keep drapes and blinds down during peak periods of strong sunlight. Resilient
floors, like other home furnishing products, may discolor or fade when overexposed
to the sun.
- Heat-producing appliances, such as a refrigerator or range, or hot air registers
emitting heat in excess of 120 degrees, can scorch, burn, discolor or fade your
floor. Cigarettes, matches and other hot objects can also damage your floor.
- Avoid wearing stiletto or spiked heels on your floor. These types of heels
can indent or damage many types of floors.
- Do not use steam cleaners as they can permanently damage the floor.
: Resilient flooring, like other types of smooth floors, can
become slippery when wet. Allow time for the floor to dry after washing. Immediately
wipe up wet areas from spills or wet feet. Place mats outside entrances to prevent
water, snow or ice from being tracked onto your floor. Improper polishes or
finishes can also cause slipperiness.
For warranty information, visit the Congoleum website at www.congoleum.com