Dependable, Durable Style—Guaranteed Shaw Commercial Hard Surface’s installation and maintenance standards ensure a high quality flooring installation with a very long life. Rest assured, Shaw Commercial Hard Surface products are engineered to high performance and environmental standards—and we’ve got the proof—our resilients are certified by independent labs.

Recommended Maintenance At-a-Glance

Shaw Commercial Hard Surface products do not always require a floor finish. However, in certain applications a floor finish may be desirable to aid in stain protection, resistance to abrasion or increase gloss level.

New Floor Maintenance:

  • Do not begin wet maintenance for at least 4 or 5 days after installation is complete.
  • Damp mopping is allowed after 12 hours.

Regular Maintenance:

Best Practice:

  • Remove surface soil, option, determine what the visual expectations are, e.g., shiny, medium, or matte finish.

Option 1– No Wax & No Buff Methods (Matte Finish):

  • Damp mop: Clean floor with a neutral pH detergent such as Diversey ‘Stride’,Taski ‘R-50’ or equivalent. Follow manufacturer’s directions for mixing and using.
  • Machine (auto scrubber): If desired, scrub with a rotary scrubber using a 3M red type scrubbing pad or automatic scrubber with equivalent scrubbing pads or brushes.

Option 2 – Floor Finish (Shiny or Matte):

  • Apply 2-3 coats of high quality floor finish such as Diversey’s ‘Carefree’ or Taski‘s ‘Vision Matte’, or equivalent. Apply with a clean finish mop or finish applicator. Follow finish manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Allow each coat to dry completely before applying the next coat.
  • Optional: Spray buffing in lieu of Option 2 is acceptable and will leave a slight luster on the floor.

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Call Shaw Floors Technical Support at +1-877-502-7429, for information on:

  • Floor-prep and installation recommendations over concrete and other sub-floor types including wood, porous and non-porous surfaces.
  • Adhesive recommendations, including 2-part epoxy adhesives, ESD adhesives and others.
  • Current maintenance recommendations.