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Care and cleaning of cork flooring is important to keep floors looking great 

Care and cleaning of cork flooring is important to keep your floors looking beautiful. Cork is easy to maintain and with regular light cleaning yours could last as long as Chicago’s First Congregational Church since 1890! Preventative maintenance will also help your floors last longer such as placing breathable mats in front of doorways and sinks. Felt pads under furniture will prevent scuffs and remember to lift furniture do not drag it when moving. Make sure your plants have a tray underneath to prevent water seepage.

Make sure your plants have a tray underneath to prevent water seepage. An important part of care and cleaning of cork flooring is to prevent fading from excessive sunlight by the use of window coverings. There is no special equipment or harsh chemicals needed when cleaning your cork floors. Just a few basic steps are needed such as wipe up spills immediately. Regular vacuuming with an appropriate hard-floor brush or sweeping will reduce scratches by removing abrasive debris.

Important in the care and cleaning of cork flooring is to use only a cleaner formulated for pre-finished hardwood floors to clean heavier soiled areas. For lighter soiled areas a very slightly damp mop not wet can be used as you want the moisture to quickly evaporate not settling on the floors surface. Always check with the flooring manufacturer for their specific recommendations for care. If your floor starts to loose its luster in high traffic areas they will also be able to give you refinishing advice. Keeping care of your floors will allow your cork to remain beautiful for decades.

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