Thoughts on cork flooring

Discussion in 'Flooring' started by Outbacker, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. Sep 5, 2007 #1

    Outbacker

    Outbacker

    Outbacker

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    0
    We have a carpeted bedroom right now, and it is starting to wear. We have plans to paint the room and thought that would be a good time to replace the carpet, but with what? I have thought that cork would be a nice replacement, but I am wondering if anyone out there has cork flooring and how do you like it? How well does it hold up? Would it be a good choice for a bedroom? I am not overly crazy about carpeting and 80% of our house is nice teak laminate flooring. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
     
  2. Sep 8, 2007 #2

    inspectorD

    inspectorD

    inspectorD

    Housebroken Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2005
    Messages:
    4,503
    Likes Received:
    267
    They look nice....but can be tough to clean ...it is cork.:eek:
     
  3. Sep 10, 2007 #3

    MattCoops

    MattCoops

    MattCoops

    Active Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2007
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0
    Cork looks nice and is pretty durable.
    It's spongelike so messes get absorbed.
    It can last a while. There is a home older than 100 years old in the Newport, Rhode Island mansions district with cork in it. They have tours in several antique houses there.
     

Share This Page