New cork floor installations usually take 3-6 days depending on the size of the area. We use only the highest density 6mm thick Portuguese cork floor tiles.
We apply 3 coats of hard-wearing, flexible, gloss polyurethane. This polyurethane is thicker than most and, as it is applied with a roller, we leave a more textured surface than a timber floor coating. It is still shiny, but with a texture we call "orange-peel". Also available for an extra cost, satin or matt finish
This polyurethane is able to be recoated (existing floor is cleaned, lightly sanded, and one coat applied), although we can only offer this service to cork floors we have installed as we know what polyurethane was used. We recommend recoats be done when you notice a dulling of the surface, usually around 3-6 years in a high traffic area.
Cork floor re-sands can be done when the wear is very bad, or when large repairs are needed (new kitchen cupboards leaving gaps). The cork floor is sanded back to bare cork, any repairs or more tiles fitted, and then 3 coats of gloss polyurethane applied.