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ICAN/ATEX: What is the best way to maintain "fake hardwood?"

October 03, 2012
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Many cleaning professionals visit the International Custodial Advisers Network (ICAN) Ask the Experts page for insight and, every business day, we deliver advice to better help you perform your job.

Wednesday's Question:

My company cleans a lot of new buildings. A lot of our clients are using "fake hardwood" (vinyl plank) in their offices.

Those floors are usually very easy to maintain on a daily basis, but we been noticing a lot of clear scuff marks that don’t seem to come off. flooring

What is the proper way to maintain those floors? Should we seal them? Should we buff, scrub?

Wednesday's Answer:

More than likely the floor you are trying to clean is laminate.

Laminate flooring has several layers: A wear layer which is a protective, transparent coating, a design layer, which shows the decorative choice such as hardwood or marble, an inner core layer of high-density fiberboard, a resin layer, and finally a backing or underlayment to reduce noise and soften impact from … — Gary Clipperton, president of National Pro Clean Corporation

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