Cork is a resilient flooring option that is becoming more popular because of its green benefits, its softness and its unique look, among other reasons. That naturally begs the question: How do you clean cork floors? The answer depends on the type of cork floor. Although classified as resilient flooring, cork floors have many of the same characteristics as wood flooring with regard to handling, installation and finishing. Traditional, natural-cork tile and cork floating floors are handled and maintained like wood.