Maintenance Guide

Basic Cleaning

Once all traces of adhesive have been removed from moldings or steps, the floor should be dry vacuumed to remove all dust and loose debris, then wiped with a neutral cleanser, using a damp mop, diluted in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. After 5-10 minutes, all dirt and residue of the cleaning agent should be removed; the floor should be rinsed with a damp mop and allowed to dry.


  • Always remove excess water. It not only can cause slip and fall hazards, but standing or moving water could damage other materials that are not Stone Composite flooring related.
  • Regular light maintenance is more cost effective than periodic heavy maintenance and more beneficial to floor covering.
  • Always sweep, mop, or dry vacuum the floor regularly
  • Always use clean equipment – dirty equipment only redistributes dirt
  • Do not mix cleaning products from different manufacturers – they may not be compatible
  • Always remove any spillage immediately
  • Always remove excess water
  • Always take precaution to prevent dark rubber from coming into contact with the floor
  • Never deviate from the manufacturer’s recommended dilution rates
  • Wet floors are slippery; always use warning signs to advise that cleaning is in progress
  • Do not use soap-based detergents, caustic cleaners, or abrasive cleaners

Preventative Measure & Tip on Care

  • An effective barrier mat is the easiest way to reduce maintenance costs by reducing the amount of dirt, grit, and moisture brought into a building. This mat should be cleaned regularly.
  • Using either rubber-backed mats or coco-fiber mats is not acceptable since they are known to transfer dye or other substances that are not compatible with Stone Composite finishes
  • 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
  • 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 or discoloring effects
  • Regular cleaning is more beneficial to the floor covering and more cost effective than occasional heavy cleaning