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Information on Cork Flooring?

Information on Cork Flooring?

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Click on Visit Manufacturers Website and you will get some good tips, including the following. To help your cork floor keep its “just installed” look, try these preventive maintenance suggestions: Place breathable mats in front of sinks and in doorways Note: do not use mats with rubber or other non-porous backings since these could trap moisture and affect the finish Put felt pads under furniture legs to prevent scuffs When moving furniture; lift it, don’t drag it Place a drip pan under potted plants to catch water seepage Prevent fading from excessive sunlight with window treatments, like curtains, drapes, blinds, or with window tint When it comes to cleaning, cork flooring requires no special equipment or harsh chemicals. The basic steps are as follows: Wipe up spills immediately Note: cork is a wood product and therefore will absorb moisture To reduce scratches, sweep or vacuum regularly to remove abrasive debris To clean a heavier soiled area, use only a cleaner formulated for pre-finished hardwood floors I hope this helps. Rick
If you are using it in a room that is prone to water damage, it is not a good idea. If the concrete slab is in the basement it is also not a good idea. Concrete is porous, water from the ground seeps in through capillary action. You should not use cork, bamboo, hardwood or wooden floors over humid slabs, in humid environments or rooms that are prone to water damage. They are organic materials, they soak in water and favor mold growth. They are not very different from carpet. I recommend you pick inorganic and waterproof flooring options, if you don't want to be replacing it several times over the years.

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