So cork floor can be repaired

Even with the utmost caution, a misfortune can happen once. Deep scratches or quirks in the cork floor look ugly, in many cases they can be repaired pretty well themselves. How to do that, you can read here.

Small and big damages

Of course, when repairing, it depends on how your cork floor is made. Is it a floor of fully glued cork or cork flooring? Is the surface sealed, oiled or waxed?

The easiest way to repair small areas is to use a suitable hard wax and oil or wax the repaired area again. Mostly it becomes almost completely invisible. In the case of major damage, you can - at least for glued cork slabs - also cut out and replace the spot. However, only with certain sealings, post-sealing can become difficult.

Step by step: Cork floor repair

  • Hard wax in the most appropriate color
  • Wax or oil for the cork floor
  • ev. clearcoat
  • otherwise: matching pieces of cork (preferably leftovers from the original bottom)
  • Korkkleber
  • box cutter
  • spatula
  • ruler

1. Examine damage thoroughly

Start by looking at the damage: is it just a single deep scratch or is a larger area damaged? What is the surface of your cork floor?

2. Repair minor damage with hard wax

This is very simple: use the wax exactly as instructed in the package - most resins need to be heated and can then be accurately dropped into the crack. After that you only have to remove the filling completely smooth with a spatula and oil again or grow. For sealed floors, you can also use a clear coat pen for the affected area.

3. Replace parts: remove the damaged area

This is usually necessary only for larger damage. Use ruler and utility knife to draw an exact rectangle around the damaged area. Cut it all the way down. Then you can cut the damaged area in strips and lift out.

Now you have to remove the old adhesive residue, so that the new cork adhesive also holds securely.

4. Replace parts: fit new piece

It is best to break the cut edges on a piece of paper - otherwise you will measure very precisely and then cut a replacement piece exactly from a suitable piece of remainders. Then coat with glue and position it carefully in the cut out area.

Gently pinch it gently, being careful not to spill glue on the gaps. If the piece holds tight, and you realize that the cut edges are still visible, you may also be able to use a very small amount of hard wax in the appropriate color here. Then grow again or oil again, if possible in a slightly larger area than the replaced place.

Tips & Tricks

Heavy furniture or furniture whose feet could damage the floor should always be covered with cork as a precautionary measure - this prevents damage to the floor. Felt glides fulfill the same purpose.

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