The key to keeping your cork floor in good shape is simply keeping the floor clean.
Your DuroDesign cork floor is very well protected by four coats of MP765 varnish, but to prevent grit, sand and dirt from being ground into the floor and dulling and scratching the finish, as with any floor, keep the floor clean.
Firstly, the cork floor should be kept clean by routine vacuuming.
Clean with a damp mop using any good hardwood floor cleaner diluted 5 to 10% in water. These products are commonly found in any Home Depot, Lowes or any reseller of hardwood floors.
Never wax or oil your cork floor, as this is a urethane-based finish.
Spills should be wiped up immediately.
Use walk-off mats at entrance doors and in front of kitchen sink is encouraged. Avoid rubber backed or other non-ventilated mats or rugs.
Protect your floor from everyday use by installing felt or plastic protectors under "feet" of furniture.
Caster-wheeled chairs should have wide casters, preferably in neoprene rubber.
Observe re-finishing maintenance schedule, and re-finish the cork floor when high-traffic areas begin to show signs of wear. Watch the Duro Design Cork revarnishing video to see how easy it is.
We offer a 5 year renewable finish warranty for our cork flooring for normal wear and tear if you follow the re-finishing maintenance schedule. Apply two coats of our MP765 water-base polyurethane:
Once per year for high traffic retail
Once every two to three years for low to medium commercial traffic
Once every five to seven years for residential cork flooring applications
A well maintained Durodesign cork floor will last decades.