Maintenance Instructions

How to maintain your newly installed SPC Flooring.

How to maintain your SPC Floors

Take some precautions

  1. Exposure to direct sunlight can cause colour changes.
  2. Apply freely rotating, non-rubber wheels to chairs with castors and/or use protective matting.
  3. Please bear in mind that pets with sharp nails can leave deep scratches on the floor.
  4. Place beige, felt floor protectors under chair and table legs; do not used coloured floor protectors!
  5. Avoid bringing dirt, water and sand indoors by providing a suitable non rubber backed doormat at all entrances. Placing doormats will eliminate abrasive particles driven by footwear and will reduce damages. Do not use rubber backed mats as long lasting contact with rubber can cause permanent stains!
  6. Do not allow cigarettes, matches or other very hot items to contact the floor as this may cause permanent damage.
  7. Spots, marks and spillages should be wiped up as soon as possible.
  8. NEVER use aggressive cleaning products, soap or abrasive cleaners or cleaning products that contain oil or wax.

First treatment after installation

Clean the floor with a vacuum cleaner with soft parquet brush. After installation a maintenance product can be used. Use Bona Tile & Laminate Polish.

  1. You can walk on the floor during and immediately after installation.
  2. First remove all dirt and dust from the flooring with a brush or vacuum cleaner. Then, clean with water and a neutral and appropriate cleaning agent. Apply at least twice and until the water comes out clear.
  3. Due to the extra coating of the top layer, a special treatment after installing the floor is not necessary.
  4. Remove dirt/sand and clean the floor with Bona Tile & Laminate cleaner. You can find the instructions under the item ‘Regular cleaning’: Make sure the floor is completely dry before you use the polish.
  5. Shake the can Bona Tile & Laminate Polish before use. Pour the polish on the floor in a wavy line of 3-4 cm wide. Work on a surface of 3m at a time. Attention: do not use fibre, cotton or sponge cloths, etc.
  6. Spread the polish on the surface (3m ) with a woollen cleaning cloth. Make sure that the cloth stays moist with polish.
  7. Leave the floor to dry for at least 1h before walking on it. Attention: Reduce draft and dust to a minimum while the floor isn’t dry.

Regular cleaning

For weekly Maintenance use Bona Tile & Laminate Cleaner.

  1. Vacuum clean or sweep the floor to remove dirt/sand. Use a vacuum cleaner (with soft bristles/wheels) and/or a wet mop.
  2. Spray Bona Tile & Laminate Cleaner on +/- 3m or spray directly on the cleaning pad.
  3. Clean the surface with a mop and a cotton cleaning cloth and leave to dry. Clean the floor per 3m2, then start the next part. Change cloths when it gets dirty.
  4. Leave the floor to dry for at least 1h before walking on it. Attention: Reduce draft and dust to a minimum while the floor isn’t dry.

Annual cleaning

Once or twice a year (depends on the usage of the floor) clean with Tile & Laminate Polish. You can find instruction under item 2 ‘First treatment after installation’.


Stains from coffee, milk, wine, liqueurs, fruit juice, etc. can be removed with a damp cloth, possibly with some Bona Tile & Laminate Cleaner. Stains from asphalt, shoe polish, paint, ink, nail varnish etc. can be removed with a damp cloth with a few drops of pure acetone.

Grease stains

If the grease stain does not disappear with a slightly damp cloth, Bona Fernox can be used. It is always ad- visible to test the product in a less visible place before treating the entire surface with it. Dilute 500-1000 ml Bona Fernox Parquet floor Degreaser with 10 litres of water. Mop the floor, let it soak briefly and wipe with a brush. Then mop using clean water.

Paint stains/Wax/Chewing gum

If you cannot dislodge the dirt, after you have allowed it to dry, using your finger nail or a plastic scraper, a synthetic thinner may be the solution. Never use excessive amounts of the product.


Treat the surface with Bona Tile & Laminate Polish, as the polish will fill the scratches. Test this first in a less obvious place. Always treat the entire board. If necessary, you can apply tape around it.

Polish is colourless: if the scratch has penetrated down to the decorative layer, it will only be possible to fill this scratch for protection purposes; the difference in colour will remain.