During the first 24 hours after installation, the floor is very tender. Easy does it! Sock feet or
bare feet only for the first day or so. Rocks stuck on the bottom of a shoe, or stiletto heel shoes
could scratch the tender surface. No big dogs on the floor for at least 48 hours. The surface is still
curing for 7 - 10 days although it will appear hard.
If you put furniture back within the first 24 hours, set the pieces down, don't shove
heavy items across the floor. For appliances or unusually big or heavy pieces, use a dolly.
Vacuum or sweep often. Clean your floor with a damp mop or steamer. Use felt pads
or rubber cups on all legs of furniture. Clean up any liquid or food spills as soon as possible.
We recommend a mixture of 50/50 vinegar and water for cleaning up pet urine. Use a mat or
area rug where you are using office-type chairs. (newer chairs now have rubber balls for
casters which eliminate the need for a rug or mat)
Use any cleaning product for your floor that is oil-based. Area rugs can't go down for about
10 days while the floor cures.
PLEASE NOTE: Any area rug may discolor a floor over time by transferring colors or
dyes onto the urethane-based sealer. (This is true for real hardwood floors as well.)
The sun may discolor your floor over time, just as it does to other flooring products.
Angle your blinds or curtains to allow light in but minimize time it shines directly onto the floor.
If you experience flooding over your decoupage floor, here's what to do:
Remove standing water as soon as possible, then allow surface to air dry using fans. Most
people have little or no permanent damage to their floor.