You may protect your cork floor by taking the following precautions:
To help eliminate fine particles of dirt/grit that act like sandpaper and will scratch any floor, vacuum or sweep as needed.
Spills should be wiped up immediately.
Use walk-off mats at entrance doors and in front of kitchen sink. Avoid rubber backed or other non-ventilated mats or rugs.
In the kitchen, use a rug in front of the working areas such as in front of the stove and sink to prevent local premature wear.
Install proper protectors under “feet” of furniture. Caster wheeled chairs should have wide casters. A protective mat should be used under office chairs.
Maintain a minimum humidity of 50% in the room. If necessary, use a humidifier.
Periodically check floor for signs of wear. Weight distribution is a key factor in preventing indentation.
Sweep or vacuum floor frequently in order to avoid build up of abrasive particles.
Use only cleaners specified for use on pre-finished hardwood available from your local retailer or home center. No wet maintenance!
When the floor starts to show a traffic pattern and signs of wear it is time to renew the finish. For cork floors surfaced with acrylic finish a new coat of polyurethane will make the floor look new again and prolong its lifespan. Natural Cork recommends that a flooring professional be employed for this process and that strict adherence to the finish manufacturer’s guidelines be observed.
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