Aftercare Guide

Your Floorbit flooring is designed to deliver years of superior performance, especially when cared for properly.

1. General Care

Cleaning and maintaining your Floorbit flooring is quick and easy. If you take good care of it, your flooring will continue to look great for years to come.

first cleaning
First cleaning

Newly installed Floorbit floors must be cleaned after completion of construction work and before first use to completely remove any dirt or glue residue which has arisen during the course of the installation.

dry cleaning
Dry cleaning

For daily cleaning, we recommend you use a soft brush, vacuum cleaner, dry dust mop, or microfibre mops.

wet cleaning
Wet cleaning

When cleaning with water, a well wrung-out cloth and lukewarm water are recommended. Avoid using too much water.

remove liquid spills
Remove liquid spills as soon as possible

Floorbit laminate floors can be installed in rooms with elevated yet temporary moisture exposure such as kitchens, hallways, or any other room if you want extra protection for your floor. They are not suitable for rooms with permanent moisture exposure such as saunas or for outdoor use.

Coffee, water, soda, and tea are easy to remove from your laminate flooring. You’ll need a cloth, a paper towel, or an absorbent sponge. Use the cloth, towel, or sponge to absorb the spilled liquid. Just give it a wipe or two. Coffee and soft drinks can make your floor sticky, so it’s best to clean with a moist floor cloth or mop after absorbing the fluids with your paper towel or sponge. Be sure not to use too much water.

Use a damp cloth to blot up spills as soon as they happen. Never allow liquids to stand on your floor.

doormat
Doormat

Place a suitable doormat at your entrance(s) to absorb dirt and/or moisture. Sand and dirt can have the effect of “sandpaper” and may cause premature wear and tear or scratches.

Entry mats will help collect dirt, sand, grit, and other substances such as oil, asphalt, or driveway sealer that might otherwise be tracked onto your floor.

felt pads
Felt pads

Place felt pads under the legs of chairs and tables to avoid scratches. Equip other furniture and heavy objects with felt pads for safe moving.

clear plastic mat
Clear plastic mat

It is recommended to use clear plastic mats under office chairs with wheels. Another option is to use soft rubber castors on chairs.

stubborn stains
Stubborn stains

For stains such as coffee, tea, lemonade, fruit juice, or milk, lukewarm water mixed with a conventional household vinegar cleaner, if needed, will be sufficient.

Paint, lipstick, ink, tar, etc., can easily be removed using an absorbent cloth and regular household cleaner or stain remover.

Important: Neutralise the affected surface with a cloth wetted with water.

heavy objects
Heavy objects

Built-in kitchens and built-in cupboards should be assembled prior to flooring installation, and Floorbit flooring should be placed only until under the base. Floorbit flooring is designed for floating installation, allowing it to follow its natural movement pattern. Movement should therefore not be blocked or restricted by heavy objects.

In the unlikely event that, after placing heavy furniture, household appliances, and other heavy items, the floor covering bulges, it is recommended that the object be placed elsewhere.

candle wax and chewing gum
Candle wax and chewing gum

Leave to harden, then gently scrape off.

pet nails
Pet nails

Keep your pets' nails trimmed to prevent them from scratching your floor.

2. Usage and Safety Instructions

Water spills should be wiped off immediately. The floor has reduced slip resistance when wet (more slippery).


Do not use steam cleaners on Floorbit floors.


Do not use highly concentrated soap solutions on the floor.


Do not use organic detergents as they will leave a thin film of grease on the surface, resulting in visible footprints. Only synthetic detergents are recommended.


Do not wax, varnish, or polish the floor.


Do not use steel wool, abrasive cleaners, or strong ammoniated or chlorinated-type cleaners on a Floorbit floor.


Do not use scouring powders, sanitary cleaners, acids, or strong solvents as they can cause damage to the flooring surface or furnishings.


Do not drag items of furniture over the floor, but lift them up.


Do not use impregnated disposable cloths. These often contain oily products that attract dust and may leave stains on the floor.


If accidental damage occurs to one of the planks, minor scratches or dents can be repaired using colour-fill materials that can be found at a local home center. These special filler materials will need to be colour-coordinated with your floor. When matched properly, the repaired area is often invisible. 


In case of a leak or a flood where the flooring has been soaked for a long time (days), the flooring will probably be considered a total loss. In case of a short or shorter time of exposure, no visible damage is expected after drying. If the water came under the floor covering (floating installation), it may be necessary to uninstall the planks and let them dry. The subfloor will probably be wet and should be given the time to come to equilibrium moisture content before reinstallation of the dry planks.


How to replace seriously damaged floorboards?

Glueless laminate makes replacing individual boards a snap. Our glueless laminate may be assembled and disassembled several times. Carefully disassembled glueless joints will retain their original locking integrity during reassembly. New replacement plank(s) should be acclimated in the replacement area for at least 72 hours, to allow them to equalize to the conditions of the flooring in the room where the replacement(s) will take place.

1. Remove baseboard, wall base, or quarter-round as needed to replace the damaged board(s).

2. Take the flooring apart, one row at a time, by lifting the rows to detach them and then separating the individual boards. Be sure to stack the individual planks in the proper order for re-installation. This usually eliminates the need to cut planks for start or end of the row lengths. 

3. Replace the damaged board with a piece from the edge of the original installation.

4. Insert the properly acclimated new plank(s) along the outer edge of the original flooring installation during re-assembly. This minimizes the chance that a newer plank might stand out from the wear condition of the original installation.

5. Reinstall the baseboard, wall base, or quarter round, and the replacement-repair is complete.

3. Optimal protection for Floorbit flooring

In commercial applications where the laminate flooring area leads directly outside, an appropriately sized clean-off zone must be built into the floor structure.


Use the brush attachment when vacuum cleaning. Rotating beater bars must be deactivated/ removed.


Do not use any grinding, scouring, or polishing machines, scrubbing brushes, high-pressure cleaners, or similar products on
Floorbit flooring.


Full-surface surface sealing is not necessary and must not be carried out.


Cleaning Floorbit laminate flooring with steam cleaners is not permitted.


When installing and using Floorbit flooring in hair salons, beauty parlours, or similar spaces, please note that the surface areas under and around the stools or similar areas must be covered/equipped with a sufficiently large protective mat. This is because hair dye and other coloured substances used in hair salons, for example, may lead to irreversible
discolouring/changes to the floor surface depending on the concentration, ingredients, and length of application. Nevertheless, if hair dye, bleaching agents, or other colouring substances come into contact with the flooring surface, they must be removed immediately and the affected area neutralised with a damp cloth.


If you are unsure when using chemicals, hair dyes, or bleaching agents, as well as other colouring substances, a sensitivity test should be performed on a sample board that is not installed.


Failure to comply with the cleaning and maintenance instructions listed on this page may invalidate all guarantee and warranty claims.

4. Warranty claim and Support

If something goes wrong with your flooring, please take photos or a short video of the issue, and contact us via email at warranty@floorbit.com


To find out what our warranty covers, check out our Warranty page.