Mannington Adura® is a high-performance luxury vinyl floor that resembles wood, tile, or stone in appearance and texture.  We’ve had questions from customers about the care & maintenance of Adura®…

Clean:

  • Sweep regularly, one or more times each week depending on use & traffic, to prevent small particles of dirt & debris from being ground into the floor under-foot.
  • Prevent stains by wiping up spills promptly.  Keep a spray bottle on hand, filled with properly diluted Award Series® Rinse-Free Cleaner so it’s easily accessible for spot cleaning when you need it.
  • Occasionally mop with Mannington Award Series® Rinse-Free Cleaner when dirt builds up. Use a solution of 2 to 3 capfuls of Award Series® Cleaner in one gallon of warm water. Though rinsing is not required, it will provide the best care if time permits.  Use of 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.

Shine:

Adura® floors are low-gloss floors.  If you wish to give your floor a high-gloss shine use Award Series® High-Gloss Polish. After several applications of polish for a high-shine floor, an occasional stripping and reapplication of polish may be necessary. We recommend the use of Mannington Award Series® Heavy Duty Cleaner and Stripper. After thorough cleaning, rinsing and drying, apply Mannington Award Series® High-Gloss Polish to restore the shine. High-traffic areas may require more than one application of polish. Allow polish to dry “tack-free” between coats.  Do not use wax.  Do not buff.   

Preventive:

  • Use doormats at exterior entrances to prevent outside dirt from tracking in on shoes. Stay away from rubber-backed, latex-backed or coco fiber mats that can stain or damage the floor’s surface.
  • Asphault driveway sealer tracking is a common flooring problem.  Minimize potential staining by using a latex-based driveway sealer on your driveway and removing shoes when entering the house.
  • Support furniture with wide-bearing, non-staining felt or non-pigmented hard plastic floor protectors. The larger the flat surface of the protector, the more it protects the floor from indentations.
  • Use furniture slides to move heavy furniture and appliances across the floor. When using a dolly or wheeled appliance, roll it only on masonite or plywood laid over the floor for protection. 

Handling Spills & Stains:

Stick to these general rules when you follow the procedures below:

  • Always use a clean, white cloth for wiping up stains and turn it frequently to avoid spreading the stain.
  • Rinse with clean water and allow area to dry between steps.
  • If stain removal causes a change in gloss level, apply polish per recommended guidelines.
  • Always try solutions/products in an inconspicuous area prior to full use.
  • Use Caution: Some stain cleaning procedures call for solutions that are flammable & dangerous for use around children & pets such as mineral spirits, lighter fluid, painter’s naphtha, and isopropyl alcohol. Take extreme care with these solutions and follow precautions listed on the container.

Cleaning Procedures for Spills & Stains:

  • Food/ Beverage : If a substance is gummy, scrape off with dull knife. Clean using Mannington Award Series® Heavy Duty Cleaner and Stripper and a soft nylon pad or soft bristle brush. Saturate a clean, white cloth with bleach solution, cover stain and allow to stand for no more than 1 hour.
  • Tar, Oil, Asphalt, Grease, Wax, Paint (oil-based) : Scrape excess substance off with dull knife. Clean using Mannington Award Series® Heavy Duty Cleaner and Stripper and a soft nylon pad or soft bristle brush.
  • Scuffs, Marks, Scratches : Wipe with a clean, white cloth dampened with lighter fluid, painter’s naphtha or isopropyl alcohol.
  • Minor Cuts, Burns : Limit traffic over damaged area, cover with masking tape to avoid further damage, contact your retailer or Mannington for advice.
  • Lipstick, Antiseptics : Scrape excess off with dull knife. Clean using Mannington Award Series® Heavy Duty Cleaner and Stripper and a soft nylon pad or soft bristle brush. Wipe with a clean, white cloth dampened with lighter fluid, painter’s naphtha or isopropyl alcohol. Saturate a clean, white cloth with bleach solution, cover stain and allow to stand for no more than 1 hour.
  • Rust : Clean using Mannington Award Series® Heavy Duty Cleaner and Stripper and a soft nylon pad or soft bristle brush. Saturate a clean, white cloth with bleach solution, cover stain and allow to stand for no more than 1 hour.
  • Crayon, Ink, Hair Dye, Permanent Marker : Clean using Mannington Award Series® Heavy Duty Cleaner and Stripper and a soft nylon pad or soft bristle brush. Wipe with a clean, white cloth dampened with lighter fluid, painter’s naphtha or isopropyl alcohol.
  • CAUTION : Mineral spirits, lighter fluid, painter’s naphtha, and isopropyl alcohol are flammable liquids. Take extreme care & follow precautions listed on the container.

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