I 'm looking for glue-down cork flooring for the kitchen. I'm still doing web searches and have eliminated a bunch of manufacturers/suppliers because of color choices. FWIW, I'm used to vinyl sheet flooring; I like it, but need a new floor. I want to go green. I do not want hardwood, bamboo, or ceramic tile. The old layers of flooring will be taken off to the subfloor which is above a dehumidified crawl space.
The searches raised several questions:
1. Is there much difference in durability among 5/32", 3/16" and 5/16" thickness tile? I would think the surface durability would be the same, but what do I know.
2. Is there much difference in durability with different colors or designs? For example, I would like an off-white color, rather than the tan or brown colors. APC, Globus, Duro-Design, and Jelinek have some possibilities. Is the surface design like a veneer?
3. Any experience with any of those manufacturers?
4. Can cork be glued to cork and still retain cushion? For example, if I find a tile that I like, but isn't very thick (for comfort), can a cork roll/sheet be glued to the subfloor and a thin tile glued to that?
5. What else do I need to know or ask?
Cork is not a popular item here so the salespeople aren't very helpful (they haven't needed to know much about cork), so I'm relying on you GW folks to provide info. I've already done GW and other web searches, but am more confused than ever.
Thank you for any help.