Sheet Vinyl: Remix Driftwood

Tarkett Sheet Vinyl Floors Care & Maintenance

Protect the investment you made by following these basic steps immediately after installing your Tarkett Sheet Vinyl Flooring:

  • When moving heavy furniture or appliances, do not slide directly over your floor. Place plywood or hardboard panels on floor when moving furniture or appliances.
  • Do not wash floor for 48 hours after installation.
  • Maintain post installation temperature between 55°F and 100°F. Maintain relative humidity between 40% and 70%.

Basic Floor Protection

  • Moving furniture and appliances may cause scratches or indentations in your new floor. Make sure furniture and appliances are equipped with proper, non-staining rests, glides or casters.
  • High heeled shoes can cause permanent damage to many types of flooring, including tile and plank.
  • Repeated exposure to direct sunlight may cause fading or discoloration. Close drapes or blinds to block direct sunlight.
  • The use of non-staining, latex-backed mats at entryways is helpful in removing grit that may abrade or scratch your floor. Caution: Discoloration can occur from rubber backings and dyes used in floor mats and rugs. Floor paints and driveway sealers can also permanently discolor your floor.
  • Home appliances such as refrigerators and heating system air ducts emit a direct flow of heat that, if not controlled, can exceed 120°F. This condition may cause discoloration over time. Forced-air heating system dampers should be adjusted to control outlet temperature to a maximum 100°F. Cigarettes, matches and other hot objects dropped on the floor can also cause permanent damage.

Routine Maintenance

Tarkett Sheet Vinyl Flooring is easy to clean and maintain. For day-to-day maintenance, the following are some simple steps that will help keep your new floor looking great:

  •  Sweep or vacuum* regularly to remove dirt and grit that may abrade or scratch your new floor.
  • Wipe up spills promptly and thoroughly with a damp cloth or mop.
  • After a period of time, it may be necessary to wash the floor with Tarkett SureShine® Floor with Cleaner or equal neutral floor cleaner. Follow the detailed instructions in the CPP.
  • Do not use dishwashing detergent. Any detergent film left on the floor can hold tracked-in dirt and leave the surface with a dull, cloudy appearance.
  • In time, high traffic areas may begin to show a reduction in gloss. If this occurs, thoroughly clean and dry the floor and apply a light coat of Tarkett SureShine® Floor Polish. Pour the polish into a shallow pan. Using a clean, damp sponge mop, spread evenly in one direction to insure uniform application. Polish dries in 20-30 minutes. If more than one coat is desired, be sure to let each coat dry completely before applying another.


*Do not use beater bars on any vacuums to avoid damage