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Vinyl Flooring Company

Beautiful floors are something that will make you feel good about your investment. Trust that Earthwerks® offers accessories to assist you in caring for that investment, from start to finish.

Underlayment

  • Why underlayment?

    Why underlayment? The importance of underlayment stems from everything including: thermal insulation and comfort underfoot, to sound control. In fact, Earthwerks® EW-48U underlayment is the highest rated and most effective acoustical barrier on the market and provides unsurpassed footfall noise reduction. Additionally, Earthwerks® EW-52CC cork underlayment is environmentally friendly because it is 100% recycled content.

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Adhesives

  • Choosing an Adhesive

    Without proper adhesive, floors will not sit properly, or at all. Earthwerks® vinyl plank and tile adhesive is designed to prevent slippage and minimize gaps in your floor. It is very important to follow directions on any adhesive and ensure proper substrate preparation is available. Ensure the floor is sound, smooth, level and free of depressions.

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  • LVT Adhesive Guide

Cleaners

  • Proper Care of Floor

    Taking proper care of your floors will help prolong the life and look of your floors. Whether they are new, or maybe you have had them a while, trust them to Earthwerks® cleaning products. They are specially formulated to safely clean luxury vinyl tile and plank, hardwood, laminate floors, tile and stone - with no Voc’s and ammonia-free.

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How to Clean & Maintain Luxury Vinyl Tile & Plank Flooring?

Spot Protection and Removal

Most domestic agents will not harm the floor, however all residue of cleaning agents should be removed to avoid discoloration. The following substances can cause discoloration: Tar, Nail Polish, Varnish, Spices, Shoe Polish, Paints containing acetone, Lipstick, Solvent-based Paints, Rubber Mats, Coco-Fiber Mats, Asphalt, Permanent Marker Pens, Crayons

Floor Cleaner

Once all traces of adhesive have been removed from the installation, the floor should be dry vacuumed to remove all dust and loose debris, then cleaned with our EarthWerks® Floor Cleaner in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and allow to dry. Remember to always remove excess water. It not only can cause slip and fall hazards, but the water can attack the adhesive, break the bond, and cause the flooring to release from the substrate. Do not use soap-based detergents, caustic cleaners or abrasive cleaners.

Other cleaning best practices

The easiest way to reduce maintenance costs is to reduce the amount of dirt, grit and moisture brought into a building with an effective barrier mat. This should be cleaned regularly. The use of rubber-backed mats is NOT acceptable since they are known to cause yellow stains in vinyl floors. Never slide heavy furniture or fittings over an unprotected floor or severe scratching may result. The floor should be protected from the wheels or feet of fittings, avoiding rubber products, which may stain.

  • • Plastic / Felt Pads
    Use hard plastic or felt pads under heavy furniture to prevent point loads. Use flat, polished metal glides with a minimum 1” diameter under chairs and stools. These should have a rounded edge and pivot to remain in flat contact with the floor. Non-staining felt pads can be used, provided they are changed on a regular basis to prevent dirt, debris and sand build-up. Wide, non-staining casters at least 2” in diameter or floor protectors should be used on rolling furniture such as office chairs.

  • • Furniture Polish
    Furniture polish and window cleaning agents should be applied to a cloth to avoid spillage onto the floor. Contact with some agents, such as silicone, will make the floor surface extremely slippery, which may result in accidents. Regular cleaning is more beneficial to the floorcovering and more cost effective than occasional heavy cleaning.