Flooring FAQs

Where can I buy Permshield?

We’re proud of our national network of specialty flooring retailers. Click here to find a retailer near you.

Can I install my Permshield floor myself?

Yes. Our planks and tiles allow for “Floating Installation” over many existing floors, and the click installation method is suitable for the average DIY installer. Click here for installation instructions.

What tools do I need to install Permshield floors?

The necessities are a flooring mallet, tapping block, and a pull bar. We highly recommend using ¼” inch spacers and a crosscut power saw with a blade suitable for plastics. Other basics to have on hand include a pencil, chalk line, tape measure and proper tape.

When the last piece is installed, what’s next?

First of all, sweep, dust mop or vacuum the floor to remove all loose dirt and grit. Then lightly damp mop with well wrung mop. Always use proper protection and care when moving furniture or other heavy objects across the floor.

How do I clean my Permshield floor?

Simply sweep or run a dry dust mop over it to get up the dirt, dust and grit. Avoid treated dust mops as they may leave a residue behind which can dull your floor over time. For a more thorough clean, you'll want a ph-neutral cleaner, so nothing with a floor polish or detergent in it. Follow label instructions and always vacuum or dust mop before any type of wet cleaning.

Do not use vacuums with rotating beater bars on hard surfaces. Stay away from steam mops. Avoid using products that contain detergent, wax, citrus or floor polish.

How do I remove spots & spills?

As with any flooring surface, you’ll want to absorb wet spills as quickly as possible by blotting with paper or cloth towels. Rinse with water if necessary and blot dry. Dried spots should be removed by gentle agitation, then rinsed with water and blotted dry.

For stubborn spots that water or our Permshield cleaner won't remove, use simple rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) with a clean white cloth. Do not use detergents or abrasive cleaners since these products can leave a dull residue.

What warranties does Permshield offer?

All Permshield's floors feature a Limited Lifetime Residential warranty. We also feature competitive commercial warranties. See our warranty for specific details.

How do I register the warranty for my Permshield floor?

Registering your Permshield floor purchase is easy and only takes a couple of minutes. Visit our warranty registration page to get started.

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