Very Professional and always willing to go the extra mile to help out a client. I have used them twice. Once to install new carpet and this past July to refinish some hardwood stairs. They are considerate of your time, their product is top quality and their price is fair. I will use them again when needed.

Very Professional

I had a great experience with Floors Etcetera. They refinished my floors, and they did an excellent job—double excellent. I'd recommend them to anybody. It was A-quality work.

Great Experience

I had an absolutely positive experience with them. I would say Floors Etcetera is A+. I've already recommended them.

Already recommended them

It was pretty much effortless for us. They brought samples, measured, and laid 1,500 square feet of carpet. They're an A.

They're an A

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Floors Etcetera, Inc. | DBA: Floors Etc. | 713-880-8888 |


Resilient flooring requires only basic maintenance, which is the key to keeping your LVT floors long lasting. Spills and messes are easily wiped up. Regular sweeping and occasional damp mopping with a manufacturer recommended non-abrasive cleaner will eliminate dust particles.


Immediately After Installation:

  • 1st DAY:

    • DO NOT

      • Put down furniture or heavy objects

      • Walk on newly installed floors (avoid as much as possible - especially on the seams)

  • 1st 2 days:

    • Keep the room at 68 degrees or higher to allow the adhesive to properly set.

  • 1st 5 days

    • DO NOT wet mop your new floor if installed with a glue-down / adhesive installation.


  • Don’t slide heavy furniture or appliances across room.

    • Pick these pieces up to move – even if only a few feet.

  • Don't steam mop LVT floors.

    • Excessive heat can damage the plank.

  • Don't use vacuums with rotating beater bars

    • These can damage your floor’s surface

  • Don’t use wax or any other shine products

    • This is NOT your Grandmother’s vinyl floor!


  • Sweep or vacuum regularly – followed by a warm water damp mop or an LVT safe cleaner

  • Clean up spills as quickly as possible:

  • Place interior and exterior mats at entrances to trap sand, grit, and other substances.

    • Avoid mats that have a rubber backing as this may cause damage or discolor your flooring.

  • Take your shoes off at the door!

    • Be sure to wear slippers or socks.

      • Your feet have oil on them that will transfer onto the floor.

  • Use protective pads or caps, such as Bona® Floor Guards, on feet of furniture. Fix rolling furniture with soft rubber casters.

    • Periodically check the felt tips for wear or buildup of grit/debris and replace as needed.

  • Adhere to Manufacturer Warranty and Guidelines

    • Be sure to read any care and maintenance literature provided by the manufacturer because different styles and finishes can each have their own unique guidelines.

      • Floors Etc. will provide you with any product warranties upon completion of your project.

Floors Etc. Pro Tip

If an LVT seam becomes exposed or if there is a cut in the vinyl, cover it to prevent dirt and further damage, then call Floors Etc. to fix it.


General Weekly Cleaning

  1. Vacuum or Sweep

    • The best method of removing dirt and grit is vacuuming.

    • If using the Bona® Pro Hardwood Floor Mop to dry mop, remove any loose dirt or grit on the mop afterwards by rinsing with water and wringing out the mop pad.

      • This should be done prior to cleaning floor.

  2. Clean:

    • Use a mop with warm water.

    • Use water by itself or use a manufacturer-recommended cleaning product.


Floors Etc. Pro Tip

When vacuuming, only use brush or felt heads – never use the beater bars as they can damage your LVT floors.

For Spills and Messes

  • Wipe up as quickly as possible

  • Wipe the area clean with warm water – if necessary, use a no-residue cleaner, like Bona® Stone, Tile & Laminate Cleaner (also recommended for LVT).

  • If a stain remover is needed – follow Manufacturer Warranty and Care Guidelines.

For LVT flooring repairs or questions, please reach out to Floors Etc. for help: