cork installation

How to make your cork floor appear brighter?

Gorgeous cork floor by DIYIs it easy to keep your cork floor clean? Yes, it is – if you remember to clean it regularly by simply sweeping and vacuuming. Your floor will look beautiful for many years to come just by performing some basic housework.

Is your cork floor not as shiny as it used to be?

If you feel that cleaning alone is not enough, take a good look at your floor. Do you think that it’s not as shiny as when it was first laid? The daily wear and tear that your floor endures can make it less shiny. Thankfully, this is easily taken care of. The first step to making your floor brighter is by applying polyurethane.

Quality water based polyurethane will create a clear seal over your cork floor, making it less vulnerable to water, staining and moisture. For an unfinished cork floor, polyurethane should be applied 3-4 times and on a finished cork floor, just the once.

Will your cork floor look brighter now?

Not yet – you have to apply another coating first. You can choose between:

  • Wax finish
  • Commercial finish

Wax finish

Waxing your cork floor can protect it against stains, spills and scratches. The waxing agent can give your cork floor a shimmering, shiny look. However, you may need to apply wax twice a year, depending on the level of traffic – the higher the traffic, the more waxing is required.

Commercial finish

For an area with a heavier traffic, you need more than just waxing your floor. A heavy duty finish might be necessary, in this case. It will create a barrier which will allow your cork floor to withstand the harsh daily wear and tear, whilst giving your floor a smooth and shiny appearance.

How to make your cork floor appear brighter?

Should you need a new cork floor, contact D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring. We offer different types of flooring to suit your needs. We also do parquetry, bamboo and cork flooring as well. Ring us today for a free quote on 0409 081 679.

Cork flooring, perfect for your child’s room!

Gorgeous cork floor by D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring. Are you designing a room for your child?

What about the flooring? Flooring is probably the most important part of a child’s bedroom or playroom, why? Because it is where they spend most of their time, learning to crawl then walk. Hiding from the monster or being the princess, assembling there lego or playing dolls.

If you haven’t thought about which floor you should install, go for cork flooring. Cork floors are ideal for any area but they fit perfectly in your child’s area.

Cork floor and your child

You want the best for your child, right? In order to give your child the best room any parents can give, use cork flooring for your child’s room. Your child can be very playful and at risk to a lot of accidents. To reduce the risk of accidents, installing cork floors can give you just that. Cork flooring also look beautiful which can enhance the appearance of your child’s room. You’ll actually love staying in their room.

Why choose cork flooring?

There are many flooring options, why go for cork flooring? What makes it perfect for your child’s room? Well, cork flooring provides

  • A soft flooring
  • Durability
  • Reducesnoise
  • Healthy space

A soft floor surface

Cork can offer your child the perfect surface to play. When your child sits on the floor, they’ll have the perfect play area. Cork flooring is soft so your child can have the best playing area at home.


Cork flooring can last for longer. With a little proper care and maintenance, there’s no need to replace cork flooring for many years. It can withstand the daily wear and tear. A fully sealed cork means a worry free surface built to last for years.

Reduces noise

With the noise reducing properties of a cork floor, your child can sleep soundly any time of the day. You don’t have to be worried about loud walking or the noise of a dropped object on the floor anymore.

Healthy space

Cork’s anti microbial properties can help keep their space free of allergens. Your child is not at risk of experiencing certain allergies.  Cork won’t collect dust mites and is very easy to clean.

Cork flooring, perfect for your child’s room!

Absolutely. A cork floors offer more than just a great surface to play. It gives your child a safe environment and offers you a peace of mind, what could be better?

If you need advice or more information on ordering and installing cork flooring, contact D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring. We install any type of flooring for your home including cork, timber and parquetry too. We also do bamboo flooring installation, plus repairs and insurance work. Ring us on 0409 081 679 now to get free measure and quote.