All about the cork flooring, Part 2. Pros and cons & rules of care.

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All about the cork flooring, Part 2. Pros and cons & rules of care.

Pros and cons. Attractive appearance and warm surface – the main arguments for eco-friendly coating. Let’s talk about the other advantages of cork flooring:

Naturalness: there is no polyvinyl chloride, formaldehyde, phthalates and other chemical components in the composition of cork coating.
Hypoallergenic: the coating does not contain toxic substances, so it is absolutely safe for health.
Easy to install: the floor can be laid without the help of specialists.
Resistance to deformation: cork surface quickly restores its shape after mechanical impacts.
Durability: the minimum service life of the coating is 10 years.
Pleasant texture: the coverage easily bounces under your feet, so it is pleasant to walk on it even barefoot.
High thermal conductivity: cork flooring helps to maintain an optimal microclimate in the rooms.

Let’s move on to the disadvantages. Quality cork flooring has only two objective disadvantages:

High price: such a floor costs more than linoleum and some other types of coatings, but the quality of the material definitely will not disappoint.

The need for careful preparation of the subfloor: the coating can be laid only on a perfectly flat surface.

How to take care of cork flooring

Many people think that cork flooring is difficult to care for. In fact, it is enough to follow a few rules of cleaning:

  1. To get rid of dust, it is enough to use a vacuum cleaner. 
  2. If a substance has fallen on the flooring that leaves stains, immediately treat the floor with a damp cloth with a mild detergent.
  3. Periodically check the integrity of the protective layer. If the lacquer is scratched or frayed, re-coat the floor. For treatment, choose the special formulations recommended by the manufacturer of the coating.
  4. Do not use powders or aggressive liquid products to care for the coating – they will ruin the cork surface.
  5. To clean the adhesive cork material, you can use a steam mop without sharp elements on the nozzles.