Cork Floors Cleaning & Maintenance
Welcome to At Your Service: Cork Floors Cleaning and Maintenance
We’re dedicated to helping you keep your cork floors in pristine condition. Cork flooring, known for its durability, eco-friendliness, and aesthetic appeal, requires specific care to maintain its beauty and longevity. Here’s how we can help you care for your cork floors, drawing upon expert advice and best practices.
Why Choose Cork Flooring?
Cork floors offer numerous benefits, including comfort, insulation, hypoallergenic properties, and ease of maintenance. They’re an eco-friendly choice that adds warmth and character to any space. However, like any investment, they require proper care to keep them looking their best.
Our Cork Floor Cleaning Services
Routine Maintenance
  • Sweeping & Vacuuming: We recommend regular sweeping or vacuuming to remove dirt and prevent scratches, using a soft-bristle brush or a vacuum cleaner with the bristles down.
  • Mopping: A gentle mop with a damp, not soaking, cloth is ideal. We use mild detergent or specific cork floor cleaners to avoid moisture damage.
  • Immediate Spill Cleanup: Spills should be addressed promptly to prevent stains or water damage.
Deep Cleaning and Re-coating
  • Professional Deep Cleaning: Over time, your cork floors might need a deeper cleaning to remove embedded dirt. Our team uses cork-specific deep cleaners, followed by thorough drying to rejuvenate your floors.
  • Re-coating Services: To keep your cork floors shining and protect them from wear, we provide re-coating services with approved coatings, typically necessary every few years.
Protection and Prevention
  • Furniture Protectors: We advise and can supply furniture protectors like felt pads or coasters to prevent dents and scratches.
  • Sunlight Protection: Our team can recommend the best window treatments to protect your floors from fading due to direct sunlight.
  • Humidity Control Advice: We’ll help you maintain your home’s humidity levels to prevent cork flooring from cracking or curling.
Why At Your Service?
At Your Service, we understand the unique needs of cork flooring. Our team is trained in the best practices for cork floor maintenance, combining traditional techniques with the latest products and methods. We pride ourselves on our eco-friendly approach, ensuring your cork floors look beautiful and contribute to a healthy, sustainable home environment.

Whether you’re looking to maintain the natural beauty of your cork floors or need a deep clean and refresh, At Your Service is here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can assist in keeping your cork floors in top condition for years to come.

Client Testimonials
“The team at At Your Service deep-cleaned and re-coated our floors, leaving them looking brand new. Their attention to detail and eco-friendly methods were beyond impressive. Highly recommend!”

Alex T.

Get in Touch
For more detailed information on cork floor maintenance, feel free to reach out or consult with flooring specialists. Your cork floors are a beautiful, eco-friendly choice for your home, and we’re here to ensure they remain that way.
Frequently Asked Questions About Cork Floors Cleaning and Maintenance

How often should I clean my cork floors?
Regular sweeping or vacuuming should be done weekly to remove dirt and prevent scratches. Damp mopping with a mild detergent or specific cork floor cleaner can be done as needed, usually every couple of weeks, depending on foot traffic.

Can I use a steam mop on my cork floors?
No, steam mops are not recommended for cork floors as excessive moisture and heat can damage the cork material, leading to warping or delamination.

How do I deal with spills on cork flooring?
Spills should be wiped up immediately with a soft, damp cloth. Avoid letting liquids stand on the surface to prevent staining and water damage.

Is it necessary to seal cork floors?
Sealing cork floors is recommended to protect them from moisture and make cleaning easier. How often you need to re-seal will depend on foot traffic and wear, but generally, it’s advised every few years.

Can cork floors be refinished?
Yes, cork floors can be refinished. Depending on the thickness of the cork, they can be sanded down lightly and re-sealed to rejuvenate their appearance.

What products should I avoid using on cork floors?
Avoid using abrasive cleaners, oil-based soaps, wax-based products, and any cleaner with a high pH level, as these can damage the floor’s finish or leave a dull residue.

How do I protect cork floors from furniture scratches?
Use felt pads under the legs of furniture to prevent scratches. Consider using protective mats or coasters to distribute the weight more evenly for heavy furniture.

Can cork flooring fade over time?
Yes, cork flooring can fade if exposed to direct sunlight for extended periods. Use curtains, blinds, or UV-protective window films to minimise exposure.

How can I restore the shine to my cork floors?
For cork floors that have dulled over time, a thorough cleaning followed by re-coating with a polyurethane sealant can restore shine. Ensure the floor is clean and dry before applying any sealant.

Are cork floors suitable for high-moisture areas?
Cork floors are moisture-resistant but not waterproof. They can be used in kitchens and bathrooms if adequately sealed, but cleaning up spills quickly and avoiding excessive moisture is essential.