Care & Maintenance – Fuzion Flooring

Care & Maintenance

Keep your flooring looking beautiful and long lasting with our maintenance tips listed below.

Cleaning your engineered hardwood floors.

A simple sweep, dust mop or light vacuum is typically all that is needed. Always avoid excessive moisture when cleaning to ensure your Fuzion engineered hardwood floor continues to look and perform its best. We highly recommend using manufacturer-recommended cleaners such as Fuzclean Wood floor cleaner. When in doubt, speaking with a Fuzion flooring retailer is always wise for clarification.

The negative effects of moisture on engineered hardwood.

Excessive moisture can lead to a wide variety of unwanted changes in your floor such as cupping, gapping or even cracking. It is highly recommended that you do not use water when cleaning your floors and follow the manufacturer-recommended methods (in this case, it’s us!). Should a spill occur, it is wise to soak it up immediately to avoid any structural damage.

Ensure the longevity of your Fuzion engineered hardwood.

It is wise to perform a regular cleaning routine, install floor protectors on the bottom of furniture (eg: chair legs) as well as placing throw rugs or carpet runners in high traffic areas throughout your home. DO NOT drag or pull furniture and other heavy items across your floor.

Some helpful tips to avoid discolouration.

Although our products are all UV cured and resistant to fading, light colours will show more discolouration than dark stained floors. It is important to understand that specific species such as; American Cherry, Brazilian Cherry and other Exotics will be affected more noticeably than others. Any covered areas should be moved periodically in order to assist in blocking the sun light from shining directly on the floor. Never expose your floor to direct sunlight as this may adversely damage and /or bleach your floor. Finally, always use proper window light filtering window coverings.

How to combat indoor seasonal humidity changes.

When the furnace or other heating systems are off (usually later spring/summer and early fall) we strongly recommend the use of a dehumidifier. Not protecting your floor from excessive humidity could result in expansion and thereby cause damage to your floor.

When the furnace or other heating systems are on (usually in late fall, winter and early spring) we strongly recommend the use of a humidifier system. It will not only protect your health, a humidifier system will also provide moisture in the air to help the possible problem of shrinking (cracks between the boards or other damage to your floor).

Cleaning your Fuzion laminate floors.

Proper cleaning methods are an essential part of keeping your Fuzion laminate attractive and to increase its overall longevity. Simply, dry sweep or vacuum the floor before wet cleaning to ensure that dirt and grit is removed. Using FuzClean laminate cleaner, spray mist on a small section of the floor and wipe off floor section using micro-fibre mop pad. Ensure your mop pad is clean by rinsing or replacing. For stubborn spots, or sticky spills, spray cleaner directly onto the spot and let it work its magic for a few minutes. Scrub the spot in question with a terry cloth/cleaning pad and you’re done!

Increasing the longevity of laminate.

Always keep your laminate surface free of any debris, small stones or other undesirables that can get dragged and scratch your floor. When moving heavy furniture, protect your floor with runner boards or dollies. Felt pads are also strongly recommended under furniture, tables, chairs, to prevent scratches etc. Place walk off mats at doorways and keep your pet’s nails well trimmed.

What type of cleaning methods should I avoid?

Do not use steel wool, abrasive cleaners, steam cleaners or any type of buffing or polishing machine. Also, flooding with water, soap-based detergents and/or vinegar should be avoided altogether. Do NOT use vacuums that use a beater bar or turn the beater bar off. Fuzclean laminate cleaner along with a microfiber dry mop is hands down the best option.

What type of issues does my Fuzion laminate warranty protect against?

So long as your laminate flooring installation was completed according to the recommended method, your Fuzion warranty will cover the following;

- Will not stain (from common household stains) or wear through

- Fading caused by sunlight or artificial light

- Damage experienced under normal living conditions

* See associated product warranty for details.

Cleaning your Fuzion luxury vinyl floors.

Proper cleaning methods are an essential part of keeping your Fuzion luxury vinyl attractive and to increase its overall longevity. Prior to cleaning, allow the floor to bond to the subfloor for 48 hours (if glued down) Simply, dry sweep or vacuum the floor before wet cleaning to ensure that dirt and grit is removed. Using FuzClean vinyl cleaner, spray mist on a small section of the floor and wipe off floor section using micro-fibre mop pad. Ensure your mop pad is clean by rinsing or replacing. For stubborn spots, or sticky spills, spray cleaner directly onto the spot and let it work its magic for a few minutes. Scrub the spot in question with a terry cloth/cleaning pad and you’re done!

Increasing the longevity of luxury vinyl.

Although luxury vinyl is quite scratch resistant, always keep your surface free of any debris, small stones or other undesirables that can get dragged across your floor. When moving heavy furniture, protect your floor with runner boards or dollies. Felt pads are also strongly recommended under furniture, tables, chairs, to prevent scratches etc. Place walk off mats at doorways and keep your pet’s nails well trimmed.

What type of cleaning methods should I avoid?

Do not use steel wool, abrasive cleaners, steam cleaners or any type of buffing or polishing machine. Oil or petroleum-based products can result in surface staining. Do not track asphalt-driveway sealer or automobile oil drips onto the vinyl floor covering. Do NOT use vacuums that use a beater bar or turn the beater bar off. Fuzclean luxury vinyl cleaner along with a microfiber dry mop is proven to be the best option.

What type of issues does my Fuzion luxury vinyl warranty protect against?

So long as your luxury vinyl flooring installation was completed according to the recommended method, your Fuzion warranty will cover the following;

- Will not stain (from common household stains) or wear through

- Will not contain manufacturing defects

- Will not rip or tear from normal & commercial use

- Will not indent from normal use when proper precautions are followed

- Will not bottom-up discolor from use of proper underlayment panels and the use of proper adhesives

* See associated product warranty for details.

How to clean your Fuzion carpet tile.

Cleaning is paramount to the life and appearance of your carpet tile investment whether you are in a home, office or commercial facility. Properly carried out maintenance adds to the overall life of your surface and protects your Fuzion carpet tile warranty. It’s best to vacuum your carpet at least twice a week. If you can’t vacuum your entire house, office or commercial space this often, at least vacuum the high traffic areas twice a week. If you want to extend the life of your carpet tile even further, it is recommended to have it professionally steam-cleaned at least once a year.

What to do if you encounter a major spill.

Many carpet tile manufacturers suggest using a hair dryer to dry the damp area. Simply pull up the soiled tile and rinse in water then apply a very small amount of mild hand dishwashing soap to the stain, work in and rinse clean.

I was told if I have my carpet steamed cleaned it could mold?

Carpet that is wet cleaned should dry in approximately 12 hours if done properly. Carpet that is professionally cleaned should not be wet long enough to mold.

What type of issues does my Fuzion carpet tile warranty protect against?

Fuzion Flooring warrants that this carpet will not wear (lose surface pile) more than 10% following installation of the carpet, provided that the carpet is properly installed and maintained indoors. This excludes carpet tile installed on stairs, areas subject to inappropriate chair casters, damage from skates, spiked shoes, sharp objects and abuse including damage from athletic shoes and abnormal activity. Fuzion Flooring warrants that our carpet tiles will not permanently stain from substances typically found in homes or offices during the listed warranty years following installation of the carpet, provided that the carpet is properly installed and maintained indoors according to CRI recommendations (See warranty details). This excludes willful damage including burns, water damage and reappearing (wicking) spots. In addition, substances that degrade or destroy the carpet fibers (i.e. drain cleaner, battery acid, etc.) are also not covered, so be careful!

How to clean your Fuzion waterproof floors.

All wood based products, even those specially designed to have increased moisture resistant characteristics are hygroscopic (they will react to moisture) and as a result will expand or contract accordingly. All sources of sub floor moisture must be remedied prior to installation. Use a dry or dry/ damp cloth to blot up spills as soon as they happen. Do not allow liquids to stand on your floor. Do not pour liquid directly on the floor, or use an excessively wet mop that will puddle or allow water to continue standing on the floor. For tough spots such as oil, paint, markers, lipstick, ink, or tar, use acetone/nail polish remover on a clean white cloth, then wipe the area with a damp cloth to remove any remaining residue. For best results use FuzClean Laminate Cleaner and a mop for routine cleaning. Sweep, dust, or vacuum the floor regularly with the brush attachment to prevent accumulation of dirt and grit than can scratch or dull the finish.

What type of cleaning methods should I avoid?

Do not use steel wool, abrasive cleaners, steam cleaners or any type of buffing or polishing machine. Oil or petroleum-based products can result in surface staining. Do not track asphalt-driveway sealer or automobile oil drips onto the vinyl floor covering. Do NOT use vacuums that use a beater bar or turn the beater bar off. Fuzclean laminate cleaner along with a microfiber dry mop is proven to be the best option.

What type of issues does my Fuzion luxury vinyl warranty protect against?

So long as your waterproof flooring installation was completed according to the recommended method, your Fuzion warranty will cover the following;

- Will not stain (from common household stains) or wear through

- Will not fade as a result of sunlight or artificial light

- Will resist damage under normal conditions (see Care & Maintenance document for additional information)

- Will resist damage from moisture due to everyday household spills (100 hours+)

- Will resist damage from moisture due to leaks (100 hours+)

* See associated product warranty for details.