Fiberglass surfaces are layered with resin gel coat that gives the floors its shine and color. It is made from sand and recycled glass material such as bottles, window glass and industrial plate windows. It is used in various forms and known for its thermal abilities. The use of fiberglass in flooring can also reduce noise.
Fiberglass floors are very easy to clean and maintain. They come in a variety of patterns, shapes and colors. Fiberglass floors are a long-lasting floor type to use in any home.
To avoid scratches and corrosion you should not use abrasive cleaners. When cleaning fiberglass floors you should use an all-purpose cleaner to protect the surface from any possible damage.
General Guidelines to Keep Your Fiberglass Flooring in Great Shape
Keeping your floors looking great is vital since flooring is one of the most expensive and time consuming aspects of home improvement. Simple steps can prolong the life of your floor, regardless of the type you may have. Here are some tricks that will keep your fiberglass flooring looking new:
- Close curtains and blinds — UV rays from sunlight can fade colors on floor and cause discoloration
- Place floor protectors under furniture
- Clean, wipe or blot spills immediately to help prevent stains.
- Place doormats at every door- this helps to trap dirt at the doorway instead of transferring it to the floor inside the home. The coco mat, featured on QVC, traps all types of particles such as dust, mud, snow and can be used for the front door, patio or even the garage.
- Take care when moving heavy objects like furniture and equipment- utilize furniture coaters to transport heavy objects across floors.
- Dust and vacuum floors regularly to maximize beauty and decrease buildup of debris.
- Exercise caution when using bleaches, tile cleaners, mildew removers, oven cleaners, drain openers and plant food as these contain strong chemicals that can discolor floors.
- Always follow your manufacturer’s guidelines on products that are safe for your flooring.
- Treat grout with a sealer to simplify cleaning.
- Vacuum ceramic tiles without a beater bar and use a microfiber mop, which is gentle on the floor to prevent scratching.
- Never use steel wool, scouring powder or any other strong abrasive on a fiberglass surfaces. This could leave permanent scratches on the surface.