Cork comes from the bark of a pine tree, and it’s equally as sensitive to moisture as timber. Steam cleaning is a moisture-intensive procedure, and isn’t a good alternative for cleaning bamboo floors. It may make the floorboards swell and buckle, and the damage may be irreversible.
Water Damaged Cork Tiles
Cork flooring comes like floors, from tiles that are click-lock, and the tiles have a core. It may hamper the center if water seeps between a set of tiles, not only can it swell the cork, resulting in raised edges at the junction between the tiles. Therefore, swelled tiles leave a gap between them and can separate when they dry out.
Maintaining Cork Flooring
Steam cleaning is a competitive cleaning method. It pumps moisture between tiles and it may result in water stains onto the surfaces of ones that are worn. The very best approach would be to sweep and vacuum it regularly. If you need to eliminate stains, do it using a mop and pH-neutral detergent; dry the ground instantly using a rag, making sure you leave no water.