Kirby’s Flooring is a locally owned family business that has been providing quality workmanship and guaranteed installations for more than 30 years

Initial Maintenance of Your Floor


Initial Maintenance – within 24 hours of installation

  • Keep traffic light during the first 24 hours so adhesive can dry properly
  • If the floor has been seamed, avoid stepping on the seam sealer for 24 hours so it can dry undisturbed
  • Avoid scrubbing or washing floor for at least three days after installation. Spot clean floor avoiding all seams
  • When moving heavy furniture or appliances across the floor, always use wood or hardboard runways to protect the floor
  • Allow mortar to set before walking on tiled floors between 24-48 hours depending on humidity and thickness of mortar bed
  • When infloor heating is installed there is a 28 day curing time before the heat can be turned on


Routine Maintenance (daily/weekly as needed)

  • Sweep your floor regularly (at least once a week) to remove loose dirt
  • Prevent stains by wiping spills promptly
  • Occasional mopping with a recommended vinyl cleaner is suggested when dirt builds up and sweeping alone is not sufficient. Using more than the recommended amount of cleaning solution may leave a dulling film. Do not use soap or detergent products as they will leave a dulling film. Rinsing is not required when using some recommended cleaner, but if time permits, rinsing will provide the best care and highest shine
  • All high-gloss floors will lose shine over time. To restore gloss, apply a recommended polish. Do not use wax. Do not buff. Be sure to thoroughly clean, rinse, and allow the floor to dry completely prior to applying polish. After several applications of polish, an occasional stripping and re-application of polish may be necessary. This may also be necessary for excessive dirt and grime build-up. We recommend the use of a Heavy Duty Cleaner and Stripper. After thorough cleaning, rinsing, and drying, Apply polish to restore the shine. High traffic areas may require more than one application of polish. Allow polish to dry “tack-free” between coats

*Caution: Resilient floors can be slippery when wet. Use extreme caution when walking on a wet floor.