cork floor in basement?

mythreegirlsSeptember 4, 2006

Any one have this? Any thoughts? We have concrete with the old (probably asbestos) tiles on much of our floor. We have been told that removing the tiles could be very expensive. All our main floor areas are hardwood and I am somewhat anti wall-to-wall carpet so am trying to consider some other options. Also, our ceiling is sort of low downstairs and DH is tall so don't want to raise the floor much.

Thanks for any thoughts!

Christy

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iinsic

I looked into cork for my kitchen, and I recall most manufacturers warning against installing cork below grade. We are facing the same issue you are. While I don't like the idea of wall to wall, I'll likely buy carpet tiles, so that if part got wet, it would be much easier/cheaper to replace. Will also make the floor warmer. If you went with cork or wood, you may want to install Dricore subflooring first. That raises the floor about an inch, which isn't too bad.

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