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Care and Maintenance

Cork flooring is a unique floor, with low maintenance requirements- simply follow these routine steps and your floor will need minimal other care.

Coles Fine Flooring | Hardwood
Coles Fine Flooring | Hardwood
Coles Fine Flooring | Hardwood
Coles Fine Flooring | Hardwood
Coles Fine Flooring | Hardwood
Coles Fine Flooring | Hardwood
Coles Fine Flooring | Hardwood
Coles Fine Flooring | Hardwood
Coles Fine Flooring | Hardwood
Coles Fine Flooring | Hardwood
Coles Fine Flooring | Hardwood
Coles Fine Flooring | Hardwood
Coles Fine Flooring | Hardwood
Coles Fine Flooring | Hardwood
Coles Fine Flooring | Hardwood
Coles Fine Flooring | Hardwood
Coles Fine Flooring | Hardwood
Coles Fine Flooring | Hardwood
Coles Fine Flooring | Hardwood
Coles Fine Flooring | Hardwood
Coles Fine Flooring | Hardwood
Coles Fine Flooring | Hardwood
Coles Fine Flooring | Hardwood
Coles Fine Flooring | Hardwood
Coles Fine Flooring | Hardwood
Coles Fine Flooring | Hardwood
Coles Fine Flooring | Hardwood
Coles Fine Flooring | Hardwood
Coles Fine Flooring | Hardwood
Coles Fine Flooring | Hardwood

Cork Care

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.

Cork Maintenance

  • 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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