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Any experience with cork floors?

Posted by LottieS (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 23, 11 at 1:10

I'd really appreciate any feedback you have regarding cork flooring. We're considering putting cork in the kitchen area. Recently we took down the wall between the dining area and kitchen and installed a peninsula. Not sure we could match the old oak floors in the dining area and like the green aspect of cork. As we'd be putting it down ourselves my husband would like to use the floating floor rather than the glue down. We had a great experience with the pergo in the kitchen and I think both the laminates and floating cork floors have similiar midsections. Has anyone had negative or positive experiences with floating cork floors? We've liked samples from both APC and US flooring. Has anyone had experience with their products? Thanks!

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RE: Any experience with cork floors?

We installed cork in our Family Room. We used We cork flooring in a floating floor. We have a high traffic area, door to pool, 2 steps up to to kitchen/lr/front door, and hall way to garage/mudroom/laundry room. The kitchen/Dr area is red oak. Debated about adding more wood, but we are so glad we went with the cork. It wears like a champ. I added a link for the floor we got. We went with the planks. Good luck. PS Be careful about the brand. I was told to stay away from the Chinese cork.

Here is a link that might be useful: We Cork

RE: Any experience with cork floors?

Thanks for the feedback. Reading the reviews was interesting. Thank you Alex5567. Carolmka thanks for the link and feedback on We Cork. US Floors and APC have dealers in my area and I looked closely at their samples. The US Floors seemed harder and smoother than the APC sample. My primary concern is my cats using them as scratching posts and my DH is very concerned about water damage.

RE: Any experience with cork floors?

I have a door out to a swimming pool. Water has not been a problem. N more so that the wood floor in my kitchen. I have a cat and had a big dog over Christmas. Floor survived better than my wood floor.

RE: Any experience with cork floors?

We have Durodesign glue down tiles. Water has never been a problem, and we have messy boys and a pool out back. Our cat has never done anything to the floor except throw up on it, but she does that everywhere.

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