||Keeping your Ark floor beautiful is easy if you know how to protect and care for it
properly. Here are out top tips, but be sure to see complete details by asking your
dealer for our Maintenance Guide or visiting www.ark-floors.com.
- Make sure your floor is installed properly according to Ark’s recommendations.
This is the first and best step towards a long life.
- Never wet mop or flood you floor with any liquid. Clear up any spills immediately.
- Use protective area rugs or mats in any area subject to high traffic, moisture or
spills (in front of sinks and stoves, in doorways, stair landings, etc.). Use rugs or
mats in entry ways to reduce tracked in dirt and grit. Make sure all rugs or mats
can “breath” and do not have rubber or vinyl backs which can trap moisture, one
of wood’s top enemies.
- Use protective pads beneath furniture and chair legs—these are available at your
dealer or any home center. Make sure any casters are clean and at least 1" or
more in width.
- Clean up dirt and grit as soon as possible using a broom or vacuum (but no
vacuum beater bars)
- Clean up spills immediately using a soft, dampened (but not wet) cloth or any
dealer recommended hardwood floor cleaner.
- Use heavy protective sheets of plywood or similar material to move any heavy
furniture or appliances.
- Don’t let anyone walk on the floor with high heels, spiked shoes or cleats and
keep your pets’ claws clipped.
- Don’t use any chemicals (bleach, ammonia, etc.) or non-recommended
- Remember that sunlight can gradually change the color of your floor.