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Cork flooring: How to clean and maintain it?

It’s well known that cork flooring is a growing trend and a much more sustainable option. What is even more surprising is that, in addition to Wicanders floors being sustainable, they are very easy to install and even easier to maintain! Want to know how? This article explains everything!

The good weather is approaching and for many of us, this means that it’s renovation time. Now that we are spending more time at home, making sure your flooring is sustainable and healthy becomes as important as making sure it is comfortable and highly performative. The main perk about choosing cork is that it gathers all these functional attributes in one single option!


We all know that choosing a material doesn’t depend solely on functional aspects - aesthetics are important too. Cork floorings are versatile and offer a wide variety of natural patterns and colors that transform any space - check this article if you need any ideas. The question is, how can you keep your cork flooring always beautiful and well maintained, no matter what circumstances it might be exposed to in your day-to-day life?


Maintaining a cork flooring is very easy and can extend the already long life of your floor. How? We will clear up any doubts!


Are cork floorings easy to clean?

Yes - they’re incredibly easy to clean! Start by removing the loose dirt and residue with a vacuum cleaner or a broom. Then, use your mop, being careful not to use too much water. For a quick routine clean, you can always attach an antistatic cloth to your broom handle, which allows you to clean the floor without letting the dust settle in.


Can I use any cleaning product on my cork flooring?

Even though our floors were developed to endure even the harshest usage conditions, some products are not advisable. Given that cork is a natural product, avoid using strong abrasives and ammonia-based product. Instead, opt for simple cleaning products or Wicander-approved ones.


Do you have any tips on how to keep my cork flooring looking good in the long run?

Yes! There are a few habits you can pick up in your daily life, which will help keep your floors intact for longer:


- Entry carpets: by placing a carpet at the entrance of each room, you make sure that the dirty and residue on people’s feet or shoes stay at the door. Plus, it helps retain moisture. Just make sure you don’t choose rubber or latex carpets, as they can stain the floor.

- Felt adhesive: place this type of adhesive under your furniture legs. This way, you protect your cork flooring from getting creased and damaged.

- Special attention to sunlight: since cork is a natural material, it may tend to lighten when it is exposed to too much sunlight. Keep your blinds down during the hours of stronger exposure and protect your flooring.


Now that you know how easy it is to clean and maintain your cork flooring, you have all the arguments to choose Wicanders for your home floors. In fact, the hardest thing will be to choose which type of flooring to get. And if you’re already familiar with our collection, try making a simulation with real photos of your rooms!

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