Epos Maintenance



Vinyl Plank Maintenance


  • Level Floor: Your vinyl floor will only be as level/stable and reliable as the floor you have beneath it. Damaged, incorrectly installed floors/sub floors, inferior sub floors, excessive layer(s) of cushion - or other vinyl floors - can cause your new floor to fail. The ideal installation situation for any new vinyl floor is having a properly installed, high quality plywood sub floor underlayment overtop a plywood floor with a combined thickness of greater than one inch. It is recommended new sub floors acclimate for 48 hours minimum before install. Ask your sales person if you are unsure about the levelness of your floor.
  • Check Eveness: Hammer a nail into the centre of the floor. Tie a string to the nail and push the knot against the floor. Pull the string tight to the farthest corner of the room and examine the floor at eye level for any gaps between the string and floor. Move the string around the perimeter of the room noting any gaps larger than 1/8”. Sand down or fill with appropriate filler as required.
  • Quality: the higher quality the floor, the easier it is to keep clean and the less prone it is to damage. However, any floor including those of higher quality can be damaged through misuse, abuse or accidents. If these issues concern you, please talk to your salesperson about them.
  • Vinyl: Vinyl flooring is made of synthetic materials with a pattern printed onto the surface, which is then protected by a vinyl or urethane wear layer. Both tiles and sheets are highly resistant to humidity and therefore are well suited for bathrooms and in the basement. Characteristics that both vinyl and linoleum share are: fabricated in tiles and sheets, easy to maintain and sanitary. Both cushion the feet more than tile, hardwood or laminate.
  • Vinyl vs Urethane Wear Layer: Vinyl wear layer with a no-wax finish has a less glossy appearance and must be swept more often to prevent scratching. A urethane wear layer  finish  is more resistant to tearing; overall urethane performs better.
  • Newly Installed Floor Care

     Always use plywood or other boards when moving heavy objects across the floor.
     Sweep, dust mop or vacuum the floor to remove all loose dirt and grit
     Lightly damp mop with well wrung mop.
    Initial & Routine Maintenance (Daily or as needed)
     Sweep, dust mop or vacuum the floor to remove all loose dirt and grit. Do not use treated dust

    It is recommended appliances not be returned until 24 hours after install. Always use floor protectors on furniture to reduce indentations, and try and avoid using rolling castors. If rolling castors are to be used please utilize the double-wheel type suitable for the weight load. If in doubt, ask about testing them before use. Newly installed floors should not be exposed to rollers or heavy furniture until 72 hours after installation.

     Clean the floor using a properly diluted Neutral pH cleaner in cool water or ready to use spray
    cleaner that will not leave a residue such as Bona Professional Series Stone, Tile, and laminate
    Cleaner in a pre-mixed spray bottle. Follow Label Instructions
    Over time floors may begin to lose their luster and may require an application of floor polish. When and
    where you apply the floor polish will depend on the traffic the floor receives. A good quality floor polish
    like “Bona Floor Refresher” can provide up to a year of protection in a high traffic area.
    Floor Polish Application Directions:

    1. Vacuum or dry sweep the floor, then damp mop to remove loose dirt and soil from the floor.

    Thoroughly scrub and clean floor with Neutral pH cleaner to remove all soil. Follow Label
    2. Apply floor polish in a thin, even coat using a microfiber applicator mop. Do not use treated dust
    mops. Follow label instructions.
    3. Apply 2-3 coats. Allow each coat to air dry completely (generally 30-60 minutes) before applying
    next coat.
    4. Allow floor surface to dry overnight before heavy traffic use.
    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. Use non-staining floor protectors
    under heavy furniture, chairs, and tables