Cork flooring Purchasing & Maintenance Guide
First, the introduction of cork flooring
1, the structure of cork flooring
Cork flooring is using cork particles and elastic adhesive, the use of special techniques and equipment for processing a floor covering material, generally 3.2 mm to 4 mm in thickness, cork is not wood, oak bark.
2, the characteristics of cork flooring
Cork flooring rational structure, good dimensional stability, in the case of dramatic changes in temperature and humidity does not Alice crack, does not rot not borers; good insulation properties, can reduce summer heat in the invasion of outdoor air, indoor winter can be avoided hot gas leakage through the ground.
3, the advantages of cork flooring
Cork by the numerous air sacs, formed on the surface of numerous small suction cups, when people walk on it, when the pace of contact with the ground, the pace of cork flooring will be slightly adsorbed on the ground, reducing the relative displacement between the feet and the floor, reducing friction, thus prolonging the service life and durability of the floor, but also played a role in noise reduction, sound absorption.
Second, cork flooring purchase points
1, look at the surface
Cork flooring choices to look at the floor sanding surface is smooth, with or without bulging particles, whether pure cork granules.
2, look at the long side
Look cork flooring side whether straight, the method is: take the same floor four, spread on glass, or on relatively flat ground, assembled to see whether commissure.
3, see the flexural strength
Test board bending strength, its method is to collapse two diagonal floor, to see whether the curved surface cracks, no was quality.
Third, cork flooring installation and maintenance
1, grasping the quality of the installation
50% of the mass of cork flooring depends on the quality of the installation. So the quality of installation workers, installation accessories and installation technology to ensure product quality is very important work. At this point, other than floor installation requirements more stringent.
2, easy maintenance
Cork flooring maintenance easier, during use, it is best to avoid the sand into the room, into the interior of the sand should be promptly removed, generally do not need with a vacuum cleaner, do not worry about moisture will warp, mildew and other phenomena.
3, wear patches
Use three to five years if the individual office wear, can make up for local use, that is, in the local office re-added coating, the method is very simple, in the fray lightly with sandpaper, remove fouling its surface before use a soft, dry cloth to gently wipe clean and re-coating system for coating, or in the local place to stick the polyester film.
4, pay attention to painting waxing
Like its maintenance with solid wood flooring cork flooring to the surface of the painting, generally six months to play a floor wax on it. The resin surface wear layer of laminate flooring with cork floor care as easy.