Return to the Basements Forum | Post a Follow-Up

cork floor in basement?

Posted by mythreegirls (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 4, 06 at 13:56

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!

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: cork floor in basement?

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.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Basements Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here