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 Post subject: Pros & Cons of Cork Floors?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:43 pm 
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Looking for some comparisons of the pros vs the cons of cork flooring.

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 Post subject: Re: Pros & Cons of Cork Floors?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:17 pm 
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From my own single experience (entryway an kitchen):
- a little "softer" than say tile, so maybe easier on the feet and things don't break as easily when dropped. Not to say that it's soft, just softer

- many of the patterns really hide imperfections well due to mishaps, like a stool that I was using that had worn through the rubber caps on the legs. It put a lot of minor gouges in (before I realized what had happened), but they aren't really noticeable

- there is a large variety of patterns/colors to choose from

Anyway, I really like it. I'm not interested in having it in the living room, but I think it's a great floor for the kitchen. I remember that I was very skeptical about using this stuff, but I finally did and I'm happy about it. I don't have anything bad to say about it.


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 Post subject: Re: Pros & Cons of Cork Floors?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:38 am 
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I would agree w/ above comments and yes, I think cork can work great for kitchen.

Other pros:
1. Warmer on your feet - both a bit of insulation and conducts heat away less than tile.
2. Quieter - absorbs sound
3. Green/good for environment.

Cons would include:
1. Colors are a bit limited and often don't work well if your cabinets are/will be wood tones, esp in mid tone range. Cork will often work great with white cabinets and sometimes w/ very dark cabinets.

2. It's a floating floor...so your floor needs to be even (or close) otherwise the floor will move and/or could come "undone" and/or you may spend a lot in floor prep to even out the floor.

Here's some more info on Cork:
http://theflooringgirl.com/green-floori ... green.html
http://westchester.floorcoveringsintern ... mford.aspx

Debbie Gartner, aka The Flooring Girl
Westchester County, NY


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2022 9:31 pm 
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Glue down cork tiles with a finish coat or two after install is relatively easy and bullet proof to floods. Especially if glued to concrete.

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