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My cork flooring needs help

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Joined: May 8 2003

Hi, I bought an Eichler in Sunnyvale in Oct 2001. The cork flooring was in excellent condition when I first moved in. After a couple of years of wear and tear, I have noticed that there are few spots that are showing some cork through. Having a dog run around the house does not help this situation either. Is there anything I can do to maintain it? I have read somewhere that a cork flooring can be refinished with a polyurithane. Is this difficult to do? Is there anything I should avoid doing? I swift the floor once a week. Will the liquid compound that comes with the swift sheets damage the cork floor? Is there a EichlerNetwork.com partner that can refinish the cork floor. I love having cork flooring, but seeing it deteriate is give me a heart ache. Thanks in advance for your advice. - Jimmy 

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Joined: Mar 20 2003

I have a great dane who is doing wonders to my cork floor....:-(

I was told by a cork distributor that if you have dogs it needs to be poly eurethaneed and they should put one or 2 extra coats above what would normally be done.

I don't know if it takes a specially process or not but I feel that any wood floor refinishing company could do it.

There is one thing to also consider and that is that your floor may originally have been waxed, in which case a cleaning buffing and waxing would be in order. I tried using paste wax and hand buffing but it only lasted about 2 weeks...

Oh and poly eurethane and wax don't mix

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Joined: Mar 28 2003

I'd call Globus Cork in New York--(718) 742-7264 and speak with Jennifer, who usually answers the phone. There manufacture cork floor tiles and finishing products to go with them. They have been very helpful when I've had questions about their cork flooring that I'm installing. They are nice people, too.

Dane Henas

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Joined: Aug 26 2006

anybody know of any cork floor refinishers? Preferably in the East Bay.

Gerard

Steffano

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