Asked on Mar 21, 2015

Painting cork floors

by Lan410333
The cork floor in my kitchen is getting worn and some areas are faded from the sun. Has anyone ever painted a cork floor? Any other ideas? Thanks.
Cork floor needs help...
  8 answers
  • TH TH on Mar 22, 2015
    I can't help with your floors sorry but can you please help me I am looking to install kitchen drawers like the one in the picture. Can you please tell me the brand of the cabinetry or where you got them, Thank you TH
  • Moxie Moxie on Mar 22, 2015
    I have seen beautiful ones... check out the website for Royal Design Studios (they sell stencil stuff) they have a virtual tour on utube for their office which includes painted cork floors that are beyond amazing. Good luck!
  • Suzyetty Suzyetty on Mar 27, 2015
    Honestly I think your floors look pretty good. I think it's time to have them recoated with a poly is all.
  • Shirley Kalinosky Shirley Kalinosky on Mar 27, 2015
    I had darker cork floors in a home long time ago. I was able to buy some sealant for them and they looked great for many years. Check with Lowes or Home Depot.
  • Cynthia Andreola Cynthia Andreola on Nov 17, 2015
    my cork floors are very faded, not even, across the room. Was hoping someone had tried and can suggest product to look for to paint the cork
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    • Lan410333 Lan410333 on Jun 22, 2017

      Unfortunately, this paint job did not last. The paint/stain wore off the seams, and the lighter color shows through. Lesson learned - dark floors are hard to maintain, and show every little piece of crumb, dust, thread, hair, etc.

      I am replacing the floor with luxury vinyl tiles.

  • Lan410333 Lan410333 on Mar 11, 2016
    I decided to go ahead with the transformation of my old cork floor.
  • Cynthia Andreola Cynthia Andreola on Mar 11, 2016
    looks great. what products did you use?
    • Lan410333 Lan410333 on Mar 12, 2016
      Thanks. I washed with TSP, rinsed, and applied 3 coats of gel stain (oil based). Let dry about 3 days. I then applied 4 coats of Varathane, Diamond Wood Finish, water based. I used the Varathane applicator, which screws onto a broomstick.
  • Lan410333 Lan410333 on Jun 22, 2017

    One year later, I am replacing this floor. Paint job did not last...