How to clean your cork floors!


Cork flooring is available in a wide variation of interesting textures and colours. It has a rich, earthy appearance that is soft and very comfortable to step unto. As an added bonus it is environment-friendly flooring as cork is naturally renewable material.

It just takes little effort when cleaning and caring for your cork floor to keep it in tip top condition and your floor will last a very long time.

DIY Parquetry, Timber and Cork Flooring are your local wood floor specialist. We offer installation for hardwood floors, strip wood floors, stain wood flooring, bamboo flooring and parquetry floors and specialise in cork flooring.

How to clean your cork flooring? Here are our simple suggestions:

Spot Cleaning

Spills are always unexpected incidents. When liquid spills occur, wipe them off quickly with absorbent towel or soft cloth. Cork flooring is highly durable and moisture-resistant but cork flooring is a type of wooden flooring that due to its natural characteristics, tends to absorb liquid too if not removed.

Spot cleaning also prevents staining your cork flooring. It is very effective but needs to be done as soon as possible after the spill occurs to prevent staining.

Regular Sweeping and Vacuuming

Sweeping is a basic cleaning process and gives very effective result when done on a regular basis. It prevents dirt and dust from piling making them harder to remove. Daily sweeping also removes abrasive particles that may cause scratches on your cork flooring when stepped and dragged into your floor’s surface.

Vacuuming is also a great alternative to sweeping. Do it weekly and always use soft brush attachments.

Damp Mopping

Use only recommended a natural cleaner or solution as per the manufacturer instructions because harsh chemicals and many cleaning products can potentially cause damage to your cork flooring. Give DIY Parquetry, Timber and Cork Flooring a call if you are unsure of which cleaning product to use. Damp mopping your cork flooring once a month or as required after you have vacuumed to remove all lose particulars will ensure you floor is keep in good condition. Please keep in mind when damp mopping, you need wring the mop head properly and over a large area change your water regularly to ensure you are not spreading the dirt from one area to another.

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