Cork offers many advantages as a flooring choice. It is relatively cheaper and softer compared to other hard floors. It is also easier to clean and maintain. If you can take proper care of your cork flooring, it can last a long time. So how to care for and clean that unique floor?
When it comes to cork floors, regular maintenance means sweeping or vacuuming once a week. This will remove all the dirt and debris that could otherwise cause wear and tear on the surface. Make sure that all the spills are wiped up instantly otherwise they could enter the cracks and cause damage.
Cleaning Cork Floors
Your cork flooring will also require periodic cleaning. You could use a recommended cleaner – make sure it is neutral, or you could just clean it with soap and water. It is essential that the cleaner be neutral, otherwise it could cause damage to the sealant. Create a mild solution of soap water as a strong soap could also affect the film. You can use a soft sponge to mop down the cork floor. Spend less time in cleaning to prevent the cork from getting saturated with water. Clean the cork floor once in a while – usually once a month. Otherwise, daily sweeping and vacuuming should be more than enough to keep it clean.
Cork can fade in direct sunlight. You could either use window treatments to reduce the UV light effects or install the cork floor away from places that receive direct sunlight.