There was a water failure and the water got under
the cork floating floor (Wincanders Cork-o Floor).
How to remove the stains? The spots are darker
and less smooth than the rest of the floor.
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It happened a year ago. Some people advised me that it can be removed on its own
during the central heating season so I waited.
Well, it altered. First it was more "unsmooth" but without the change of colour.
Removeing the dark colour is more important to me than removing the
By the way, the only advice I got from specialists (when it happened) was to
the hit tiles or even the whole floor. But now it looks better than at the
So I'm ready to experiment with something else. :-)
As Bill said, contact the manufacturer and see if they have any
comments. My guess is that it will fade back towards the rest of the floor
over time. The surface is likely to need a little refinishing to get it
even. That is normal maintenance anyway.
The manufacturer is in Portugal and I can't contact them.
I could only contact the company which delvered the cork and
installed everything. As I said they wanted to replace the floor.
But the floor looks much better than they forecasted a year ago.
That'd be great. :-)
I'm not an English native speaker. Could you please explain
what you mean by "refinishing"?
My cork is with a vinyl coating.
As I said the stains weren't visible just after the disaster.
They appeared after a few months. So now they have been
visible for about 8 -9 months. I hoped that they'd dry out
during the central heating season but they didn't.
Do you think that there is a chance that they can still disappear
on their own?
I have two kinds of liquid to keep the floor clean.
I use "Wicanders Floor Cleaner" for every cleaning
and "Wicanders Floor Dressing" once or twice a year.
What I need now is something to remove the stains after the water disaster.
The water got under the floor and then the brown stains appeared along
some slits. The spots are also a little bit "unsmooth". But the main problem
is with the dark colour.
Joseph wrote that it may fade back so now I'm more optimistic.
However, if you know what else I can do, please inform me.
Oops, looks like the Wicanders Cork-O floor is actually cork with
a vinyl coating. So there's probably no good way to refinish it.
However, the good news is that the water staining should fade over
time. How much, I have no idea.
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