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Old 04-01-2010, 06:14 PM   #1
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Cork Flooring

We were in a flooring store the other day and saw some beautiful cork flooring. The flooring has beautiful colors and is softer underfoot than wood or other types of flooring. It would appear this would make a good replacement for carpet but we are concerned about the wear and how the cork would hold up. Has anyone tried cork? Does anyone have any ideas?
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Cork is an excellant choice and has been used for many years as a floor covering. It was the floor covering of choice before laminates, before vinyl and even before lineoleum. It is soft, sound deadening, and wears very well. People have just recently re-discoverd it when searching for "green", nontoxic flooring materials. I think it would be a good choice.
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Is the cork flooring thin enough for the slides to clear it? This can be an issue at times
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Old 04-02-2010, 04:42 PM   #6
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The more quality cork flooring will add approx 1/2" to the Ht of your floor. We recommend cork for light traffic and No large dogs or heavy moisture. An additional coat of sealer after the install and once a year after will extend the life, These are floating floor systems that snap together and get laid down over a mat, G
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We had a cork floor in the kitchen in our stick house. A water leak developed from under the sink, and the water ran out onto the floor. We wiped up the water, cleaned up the floor, and fixed the leak. But the water had soaked down through the cork floor, and over the next couple of days the cork swelled up and buckled the entire floor about a foot up in the air. We had to tear it all out and put in a new floor. We decided not to use cork again in the kitchen.
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I bought some cork flooring to install in the S+B next week. I wouldn't mind having it in the MH.
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Will cork flooring stand up to cold weather like -40 below? We store our trailer in the winter. Sure would love to get rid of the carpetl
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