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Commercial Usage

As a testimony to quality construction and design, Qu-Cork™ and Imagery Cork by Qu-Cork can be used in commercial environments with the proper care and maintenance.

Evaluating the Suitability in Commercial Environments

  1. Consider the job-site conditions, traffic and exposure to moisture. (i.e.use in shower areas and other areas where there is excessive exposure to moisture would not be appropriate).

  2. Consider whether the floor can be maintained according to the approved Qu-Cork Standards.

  3. Submit the details of the job-site conditions, usage, etc. to Qu-Cork to ensure that Qu-Cork Flooring Panels are suitable for the particular environment using the Qu-Cork Commercial Usage Application.

  4. Consider the Natural Properties of Cork

    The Natural Properties of Cork Floors

  1. Like other wood products, cork contains natural pigments.  Therefore, fading will occur when exposed to direct sunlight. It is advisable to use drapes, etc. to protect your floors from sunlight. Harsh sunlight has the effect of yellowing the floor in the fading process.

  2. Like other wood products cork flooring expands and contracts with changes in humidity and temperature.  A relative humidity range of 45% - 60% and room temperature setting of 65F-80F degrees should be maintained at all times.

An approved commercial water based finish (according to manufacturer’s instructions) must be applied immediately upon Installation of the Flooring Panels except in Light Commercial Environments (Qu-Cork & Imagery Cork by Qu-Cork 5 Year Limited Light Commercial Warranty Download HERE)

Improving the Life of your Wood Floors

  1. Remove dry dirt, loose debris, etc. to avoid scratches.

  2. Lightly Dampen a Cloth or Mop with a Qu-Cork Cleaner to clean the wood floor in 8’ x 8’ sections.  Never spray any product directly on the wood floor.  NEVER POUR WATER DIRECTLY ON THE FLOOR IN THE CLEANING PROCESS! Like all natural wood floors, exposure to water should be minimized.

  3. Clean each section with a back and forth motion.

  4. When dirty, change out the mop cloth with a clean terry cloth.

  5. Heel marks, stubborn spots, etc., can be removed by spraying Qu-Cork Spray Cleaner on a clean cloth and wipe vigorously over the spotted areas.

  6. When floors begin to look dull, recoat with an approved commercial water based finish (according to manufacturer’s instructions).

  7. Recoat using an approved commercial water based finish (according to manufacturer’s instructions) on a regular basis.

Maintenance

  1. Immediately wipe up spills with Qu-Cork Spray Cleaner on a soft cloth.

  2. To protect the floor against scratches, equip all furniture with furniture glides or felt pads.

  3. Vacuum the floor regularly to remove dirt and grit.

  4. Use doormats at the entrance to trap dirt and debris.  Area rugs are well suited in high traffic areas and where the floor might be exposed to moisture, i.e., in front of the dishwasher, kitchen sink, and bathroom doors.

  5. Use only Qu-Cork Spray Cleaner or other approved wood flooring cleaner on your floors.  Other household cleaners might cause build-up and/or damage your floor.

  6. Launder mop cloths regularly.

  7. Always use clean covers.

  8. Minor scratches and wear are to be expected with cork floors.  Scratches may be touched up with more finish or the floor may be recoated to look its best.

  9. When floors begin to look dull, recoat with an approved commercial water based finish (according to manufacturer’s instructions).

  10. Recoat using an approved commercial water based finish (according to manufacturer’s instructions) on a regular basis.

For Help with Commercial Applications of Qu-Cork and Imagery Cork by Qu-Cork Flooring fill-out a Qu-Cork Commercial Usage Application Download HERE

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