Below are some general guidelines for maintaining and cleaning your flooring. Please always consult your product warranty for exact maintenance and cleaning instructions.


  • Wipe up spills as soon as possible. Remove dried spills with Armstrong™ Once ‘n Done® Resilient & Ceramic Floor Cleaner.
  • Wash your floor occasionally with Armstrong™ Once ‘n Done® Resilient & Ceramic Floor Cleaner.
  • Use Armstrong New Beginning® Extra-Strength Floor Stripper for heavy duty cleaning on all products except Alterna.*
  • Use Armstrong Shinekeeper® Floor Finish or Armstrong Satinkeeper® Low Gloss Floor Finish to return your floor’s original shine if it begins to dull over time.


  • Use detergents, abrasive cleaners or “mop and shine” products – they may leave a dull film on your floor.
  • Use paste wax or solvent-based polishes.
  • Use a beater bar when vacuuming because it can visibly damage the floor surface.
  • Use highly abrasive scrubbing tools.
  • If you use grout with your Alterna™ floor, don’t use Armstrong New Beginning Extra-Strength Floor Stripper or other floor strippers to clean the grout or to clean your floor. Floor strippers will degrade the acrylic grout.