New Flooring for 2019...after 15 years by Carl Schuler

After 15 years of the same carpet, it was time for a change. Here’s what happened:

  • Carpet installed by the builder in 2004 was removed-1st floor, 3rdAfter 15 years of the same carpet, it was time for a change. Here’s what happened:

    • Carpet installed by the builder in 2004 was removed-1st floor, 3rd floor and the stairs

    • Laminated flooring installed on the 1st and 3rd floors

    • Molding placed on 3rd floor

    • Molding pending for 1st floor

    • Stairs will be carpeted soon enough



  • Laminated flooring installed on the 1st and 3rd floors

  • Molding placed on 3rd floor

  • Molding pending for 1st floor

  • Stairs will be carpeted soon enough


 

Maintenance: Straight from coretecfloors.com website…

  • How do I clean my COREtec floor?

  • Simply sweep or run a dry dust mop over it to get up the dirt, dust and grit. Avoid treated dust mops as they may leave a residue behind which can dull your floor over time. For a more thorough clean, you'll want a ph neutral cleaner, so nothing with a floor polish or detergent in it. We recommend Encore Care for Luxury Vinyl Flooring. Follow label instructions. Always pre-vacuum or dust mop before any type of wet cleaning.

    Do not use vacuums with rotating beater bars on hard surfaces. Stay away from steam mops, as the heat can cause the vinyl layer to curl up and peel off. Avoid using mop and shine products.

  • How do I remove spots & spills?

    As with any flooring surface, you’ll want to absorb wet spills as quickly as possible by blotting with paper or cloth towels. Rinse with water if necessary and blot dry. Dried spots should be removed by gentle agitation and rinsed with water. Blot dry.

    For stubborn spots that water or Encore Care for Luxury Vinyl Flooring don’t remove, use simple rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) with a clean white cloth. Do not use detergents or abrasive cleaners since these products can leave a dull residue.


Will my COREtec floor need polishing?

Maybe. Over time floors may begin to lose their luster and may require an application of floor polish. If and when you apply floor polish will depend on the traffic the floor receives. A good quality floor polish like "Hilway Direct" can provide up to a year of protection in a high traffic area. Thoroughly clean your floor, then apply 2 to 3 coats of polish following label directions and allow floor to dry overnight before heavy traffic use.