Haze on polyurethane over cork floors

cmhcoopSeptember 5, 2011


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

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
Is my home now un-inhabitable due to asbestos?
I have 9x9 tiles in my laundry room which I was told...
3/8 vs 1/2 inch thick engineered hardwood for staple down installation
We are trying to decide between two similar engineered...
Any experience with BellaCera hardwood flooring and/or hickory wood?
We fell in love with a hickory hardwood in their line,...
What to use on edging and stairs when stripping of old hardwood floor
We are in the process of stripping and refinishing...
EZ Lay Vinyl Plank Reviews?
We are looking at installing the Tiramisu EZ Lay Vinyl...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™