Repairing Dents in Cork Floor

Materials Needed:

  • Sandpaper (Extra Coarse)
  • Matching Spare Cork Flooring Tile
  • 2 Craft Sticks
  • Paint BrushFurniture Pads

Cork flooring is very resilient and usually won’t need a lot of repairs. Most items that are accidentally dropped will bounce off your cork floor without leaving any damage behind. However there may be times when your floors will get a dent or two. One of the most common causes of cork floor damage is when people place heavy furniture on the floor for an extended period of time with little or no protection. 

This article discusses how to repair dents, but if the damage to your cork flooring tile is significant it might be better for you to just replace the damaged cork floor tile in its entirety. For the purposes of this guide, we will be talking about small dents.  

1. Clean the Surface

Grab a damp (not wet) sponge and wipe the cork tile you are repairing clean. Allow time for the floor to completely dry before moving on to step 2.

2. Create the Dust

Take a spare cork tile that matches your existing floor and hold it over something that will catch the dust. A small plastic bowl will due. Rub your coarse sandpaper on the edge of the spare tile creating cork dust. Continue until you have enough to fill the dent.

3. Mix

Mix a small amount of clear polyurethane with the cork dust you just created using one of the craft sticks to stir. You know you have enough once you have a peanut butter/putty consistency. Remember to always mix polyurethane in a well-ventilated area. 

4. Apply

Place your mixture in the dent and level it out using your other craft stick. Let your mixture set and dry overnight. 

5. Seal it Off

The next day, apply a clear coat of polyurethane with your paintbrush. Apply a little along the edges of the repair to help create a stronger seal. Leave plenty of time for the coating to dry before walking or placing anything on the area. 

6. Put Furniture Back

Before setting any furniture on the repaired area, make sure you insert some quality protective pads under the legs to help prevent any further damage. 

And that should do it! Remember to always follow the manufacturer guidelines when doing any repairs to your floor. Not doing so can result in your warranty being voided.

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