Cork Floor Restoration in a London School by Silver Lining Floor Care

Reviving History

Project Overview

Our team at Silver Lining Floor Care recently embarked on a remarkable project: restoring cork flooring in a London school. This task showcased our expertise in cork floor restoration, a speciality within the diverse world of flooring solutions in bustling London.

Initial Discovery and Planning

Our journey with this school began some time ago when we first discovered original cork flooring hidden beneath old carpeting. Restoring it to its original glory was a project that left the client extremely satisfied. Fast forward to the school’s recent classroom renovations, and history repeated itself. Another hidden treasure of cork flooring was found under the existing carpet. Initially slated for carpet tiles, this discovery shifted the focus to cork floor restoration, a task we were more than equipped to handle.

Challenges and Execution

The condition of the newly discovered cork floor was a challenge. Covered in layers of adhesive and concrete, it was barely recognizable. Despite the constraints of a tight schedule, with new furniture arriving on January 5th, and the holiday season limiting supplier availability, our team was committed to meeting the deadline.

The work ahead was immense. It involved meticulous scraping of adhesive, removal of hardened concrete, and precision in cutting new cork tiles to seamlessly match the existing floor.

The originally installed dark cork tiles were stained throughout the whole depth, and currently, no manufacturer produces them in this manner – we’ve searched extensively! Our issue arose after installing them on an uneven surface, as we needed to sand them down to achieve a flat surface. However, using pre-stained cork would have resulted in the stain being sanded off. Therefore, on this occasion, we had to install natural cork tiles, perform the necessary sanding, and then apply the stain directly on the floor and match the existing pattern.

Precision and Dedication

Staining the new tiles to blend with the old was a delicate process. We had to ensure the stain didn’t bleed onto adjacent tiles meant to retain their natural colour. This required detailed handwork, making the task time-consuming but essential for the perfect finish.

The Restoration Process

The restoration process involved several steps. After the removal of the old coverings and debris, we focused on fitting the new tiles. The staining phase required careful application and blending to match the existing flooring. Once the tiles were in place and stained, we sanded the entire surface to ensure uniformity and smoothness.

Sanding was followed by the application of a high-quality lacquer. This lacquer was not just for aesthetics; it was chosen for its durability and ability to protect the cork floor from the wear and tear of daily school life. The lacquer also enhanced the natural beauty of the cork, giving it a refreshed and rejuvenated look.

Successful Outcome

The project was completed on January 4th, just in time for the arrival of the new furniture. The result was a beautifully restored cork floor that retained its historical charm while gaining a new lease on life. The school’s satisfaction with our work was a testament to the skill and dedication of our team.

Successful Outcome

The project was completed on January 4th, just in time for the arrival of the new furniture. The result was a beautifully restored cork floor that retained its historical charm while gaining a new lease on life. The school’s satisfaction with our work was a testament to the skill and dedication of our team.

Beyond Restoration: Ongoing Care and Maintenance

At Silver Lining Floor Care, we believe in providing long-term solutions. Following the restoration, we provided the school with guidance on maintaining their newly restored cork floor. This included tips on regular cleaning, protection from damage, and how to maintain the floor’s natural beauty over time.

Your Trusted Partner in Flooring

This project is just one example of our commitment to excellence in floor restoration. Whether it’s cork floor restoration in London or any other flooring needs, our team at Silver Lining Floor Care is equipped with the skills, experience, and dedication to deliver outstanding results.

Get in Touch for Expert Floor Care

If you’re considering cork floor restoration in London or have any other flooring queries, don’t hesitate to contact us. Learn more about our services and how we can bring your floors back to life. Let us help you preserve the history and beauty of your space with our expert flooring solutions.

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Extra care

At Silver Lining Floor Care, we believe that effective communication and keeping our clients informed are just as vital as delivering high-quality work. It is a core value of our business to ensure a seamless and exceptional service experience. As part of our commitment to client satisfaction, we regularly engage in follow-up communication to ensure that our clients are completely happy with the outcome of our work. After the completion of the job, we will send follow-up emails to our clients to verify their satisfaction and address any further needs or concerns they may have. Our clients’ happiness and satisfaction are of utmost importance to us, and we strive to provide outstanding service from start to finish.

Are you looking for Floor Restoration Services in London?

Do you think your home or business in London would benefit from our floor restoration service? At Silver Lining Floor Care, we specialize in fitting, restoring and maintaining the beauty of any floor. Our experienced team is ready to provide exceptional services that will leave your floors looking pristine and revitalized. If you’re looking to enhance the appearance and longevity of your flooring, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today!

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  • Always Provide Courteous and Professional Service
  • Start and Finish on Time as Agreed with The Customer
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  • To Protect Your Property and Leave It Clean
  • Offer a Full Follow Up Service Should You Need It


Are you looking for a reliable wood floor cleaning and restoration company in London? Contact us at 0203 8352 294, and enjoy our expert approach with guaranteed results.

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