How to Make Your Old Cork Flooring Look New Again How to Make Your Old Cork Flooring Look New Again
Step 1 Wipe up
You want to wipe up anything that may have spilled with a paper towel right away. Having any excess liquid on the floor can cause problems later on after the cleaning process, as mold can grow underneath the floor from any uncleaned spilled liquids
Step 2 Sweep
Sweep the floor clean with the your soft broom. This is going to be a big stepping stone because you're picking up debris that may have accumulated on your floor. Ideally, you want to use a broom with soft bristles due to the fact that cork is extremely susceptible to scratching.
Step 3 Fill your bucket
After you've finished your sweeping, it's time to take your bucket and fill it with dish soap and warm water. You don't have to use a large amount of soap, and using too much will leave streaks on your floor.
Step 4 Mop
Mop your floor. The ideal tool for this is a sponge mop although it's not entirely necessary. Make sure to ring your mop out before washing the floor with it, otherwise you're going to have too much water in one area.
Step 5 Let it dry
Once you've mopped, let the floor dry completely this will prime it for the next step.
Step 6 Melt the wax
Melt your wax, whether you do this on low by microwave or stove, it doesn't matter.
Step 7 Mop again
This time when you mop you're going to be using a very thin coat of the wax. Be sure that you test it on a small area of your cork floor before mopping the whole floor with it as this causes damage to some floors. If your small area is fine after you do this then it's time to move on to the rest of the floor. Once you've waxed the entire floor let it dry. Once the wax has dried you will have achieved the shine that your floor once had without having caused any damage whatsoever to the environment.