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Here is how to clean cork flooring!

For those of you that have never heard of cork flooring – it is softer than the traditional hardwood flooring. It stays warm during the winter and cool during the summer which makes it very desirable.

Over the past years, cork floors have been gaining more and more popularity. If the floors in your home happen to be cork then I am here to tell you exactly how to clean them!

Cleaning Sealed Cork Floors

To be honest, cleaning sealed cork floors is similar to cleaning traditional hardwood. If you want to avoid any types of scratching or damage you need to clean them at least once or twice a week.

But don’t panic – you don’t need to do anything special. Vacuum cleaning your floors a few times a week is mroe than enough to remove all of the dirt, dust, and other impurities.

How to deep clean cork floors?

If you vacuum your flooring once or twice a week you will still need to deep clean them every once in a while. You can either use a commercial cleaner or a DIY recipe. I usually mix water and vinegar – I have found that it does a great job in cleaning cork floors without any risks of damage.

Keep in mind that there are some things you should avoid doing when cleaning cork floors – using a steam cleaner or an oil soap.

The water from the steam cleaner can be absorbed by the floor which will cause swelling while the oil soap will remove the finish.