Cleaning and caring for cork is quick and environmentally friendly
Your new cork floor is antistatic, dirt-repellent and creates a pleasant indoor climate. We show you how quickly you can clean and maintain cork surfaces, whether you want to remove bread crumbs or traces of potting soil. And of course, it's best to use environmentally friendly cleaning and care products for a healthy home.
Naturally clean: How to keep your cork floor clean
A healthy home - clean and natural - cork is the ideal floor covering for this: the natural, antistatic properties make it easy for you. And the HARO permaDur sealant additionally protects the surface from penetrating dirt. In everyday use, dry cleaning is therefore usually sufficient. From time to time you can also wipe through - and that's it.
Cleaning cork floors - the quick dry cleaning
For a clean cork floor, it is sufficient to regularly remove coarse dirt from its surface. You can decide individually what you use for dry cleaning. Mops, hair brooms or hoovers are suitable. Tip: Also remove dirt from chair and table legs so that it does not cause scratches. And with the hoover, make sure that a parquet nozzle is included in the accessories, as this will not scratch the floor.
Cleaning cork floors - economical damp cleaning
Depending on how dirty your floor is, damp mopping may be necessary once in a while. This is often the case in autumn and winter, for example, when you bring in more dirt from outside. Only damp-mop your floor with the appropriate eco-cleaning agent. Your cork floor does not like standing water. So wring out the mop cover well. Our recommendation is the environmentally friendly cleaning agent from clean & green with a practical dosing cap, which is very economical and ecological at the same time.
Optimum success with just a few products.
For regular cleaning, we recommend the eco-cleaner clean & green natural. It is perfectly adapted to your natural floor. It is used not only for cork floors but also for parquet. Add half a dosage cap to five litres of cold water and simply clean the cork floor with a standard flat mop. Clean & green also comes with a practical starter set containing the mop, bucket and cleaning agent.
Use the clean & green active intensive cleaner for stubborn stains, but above all to prepare for floor care - a refresher with clean & green aqua shield.
Cork floor care - how to keep the floor naturally beautiful
A floor that is easy on the joints, cushions the steps and naturally spreads warmth - this special floor covering also deserves special care. With clean & green aqua shield, you visually freshen up your cork floor and prolong its natural beauty. In addition, the care increases its durability and protects the sealed surface from moisture.
Tip: The application of the new protective layer can slightly change the gloss level of your floor. Therefore, you should always maintain the entire surface evenly.
Before using clean & green aqua shield, please carry out a basic cleaning with clean & green active. This removes dirt particles and loosens deposits. Then pour the undiluted care product into a suitable bucket and apply it sparingly, evenly and in overlapping strips to the floor using a mop. After only two hours, you can walk on the cork floor again.
Did you know?
The cleaning and care products from clean & green have been certified for their environmental compatibility. The Blue Angel or the EU Ecolabel confirm that you are using an environmentally friendly product for your cork floor.
Additional tips for a long life of your cork floor
The room climate
Just as we humans need a suitable climate, your cork floor also wants to feel comfortable: A relative humidity of approx. 30 to 60 % at a room temperature of about 20 °C maintains the quality and increases the life of the floor. Checking the room climate is particularly important when the heating is on, especially as the outside air is also drier in cold seasons.
Another tip to preserve the value of your floor: think about protecting it as soon as you install a new cork floor. Fit felt glides or - for minimum friction resistance - Teflon glides to chairs and table legs. This will prevent scratches right from the start and you will enjoy an undamaged floor covering for longer. Please check the chair glides regularly to ensure that they are clean and not yet worn.
The final tip
You should be cautious about home remedies and "life hacks". Only use products that are adapted to the needs of cork. In extreme cases, they can cause lasting damage to your wonderful natural floor! You can find a suitable set for the care of your cork floor at clean & green, for example.
You can read all the tips on cleaning and caring for cork in the care instructions enclosed with each pack or in our care guide.