D.R. Main Floors

Cork Floor Sanding & Polishing

Cork floor sanding and polishing

Are you a Brisbane property owner looking to have your cork floors sanded or polished? If you have worn or old floors, you will notice a world of difference from a simple sand and polish. You are in the right place — here at D.R. Main Floors, we are floor maintenance and restoration experts, specialising in floor sanding and polishing of Cork and Timber Floors

Cork Floor - Rejuvenated

What is cork flooring?

Cork is a wonderful natural product that offers excellent insulation properties. It is quite soft underfoot and wears incredibly well over time. In addition, it has the benefit of not being overly cold in winter and still cool in summer — making cork flooring the perfect all-year-round option for any room.

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How does sanding work for cork floors?

A cork floor can be re-sanded to remove all polyurethane and reveal the natural cork underneath. After all the stages of sanding have been completed, we will apply three coats of Polyurethane Polish in either Gloss, Semi-Gloss or Satin.

As it is a natural product, it will have colour variations, especially when it has been re-sanded and polished. The sanding of cork is quite different to a traditional timber floor, and a lot of skill and extra care is needed due to the soft nature of the product. Cork re-sanding tends to throw out a bit more dust than when sanding traditional timber floors due to cork composition. Luckily, our sanding machines remove around 95% of dust; the rest can be avoided with drop sheets and coverings. We do dust down the areas we are working in but there will always be some small traces of dust in places as we cannot keep disturbing surface dust as it will affect the finish coat.

Why should I consider sanding my cork floor?

There are a few reasons that it might be a good idea to sand your cork flooring.

A few reasons may include the following:

The cork flooring is dull and old, or hasn't been maintained

The cork floors have been scuffed from furniture and general wear over years.

The coating on the floor is peeling or flaking

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What are the benefits of cork floor sanding and polishing?

Improves your space visually

Having your floors professionally sanded and polished can enhance and maintain their aesthetic appeal. By maintaining your cork flooring, you can keep your floors looking like new for many years to come.

Protect your floors

Sanding and polishing can help to repair and restore your floors from the wear and tear of everyday life.

Boost your home's value

By maintaining your flooring, you can add value to your home. Opting to have your floors sanded and polished before selling your home is a wise idea.

Maintenance coats to rejuvenate dulled floors can also be done, provided that the current coatings are not peeling or badly damaged with too many dings in the cork.

A maintenance coat is something that should be performed periodically on Cork Floors to extend the life of the coatings, which also can prevent the need for a complete re-sand and polish.

Maintenance coats should be done when the floor coatings have dulled down but not worn through the layers of polish, otherwise it will require a complete re-sand.

See for yourself

The flooring in the pictures had been exposed to many years of wear and tear without proper maintenance. However, as you can see from the pictures, it was possible to bring the cork back to its original quality state. The new owners decided to have the cork completed with a satin finish.

Cork floors before and after

Why choose us?

D.R. Main Floors is a family business. Our family (Glyn and Alison) took over the company from our family 32 years ago after already working in the business for some time. This means we have in-depth knowledge and experience that shows in the work we do for our clients . We take great pride in our repeat clients and recommendations of our service to others from our customers. We will always ensure that your job is completed to our signature quality, ensuring that you are happy with the finished product.

Get in touch

If you have questions about your cork floors  please don’t hesitate to contact our team. We also  sand and polish internal timber floors and stairs. We sand and oil external timber decks and steps, or we can sand ready for you to oil your own deck and steps.

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