Haze on polyurethane over cork floors

cmhcoopSeptember 5, 2011

Hi,

I installed cork floors from LL that were prefinished. The recommendation from the manufacturer was to apply 2-3 additional coats of poly in high traffic areas. I applied a water based poly from a big box store and coats 1 & 2 looked great. The satin finish gave a very slight shine which looked great in the kitchen. Coat 3 is where things got weird. Part of the floor stayed slightly shiny, and most of the floor got a really flat finish. Thinking I had been skimpy on the flat area, I applied another coat to the flat area only. Now that area has a slight white-ish haze.

Not sure what to do now...

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
woodfloorpro

The more satin urethane you apply the hazier looking the finish is. More is not better. You may need a professional at this point to carefully buff down the finish and apply another coat.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2011 at 4:09PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
bamboo floor fumes--anyone else have this problem??
Hi, has anyone installed a bamboo floor and had trouble...
nikwaters
What I Learned About Installing Engineered Floors
We just finished installing engineered flooring over...
francesca_sf
Need help getting ink/marker off hard wood flooring
Anyone had a child mark on their hardwood floors with...
mattsarmymom
Floor sanding/screening question
I just purchased my first home and decided to get the...
berlinswing
What is the size of your longest hardwood floor boards?
What ranges are the sizes of your hard wood floor boards...
tlbean2004
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™