Flooring in kitchen that can't withstand a single drop of water :(

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would raise hell.  That is not at all acceptable for a living space. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

i would probably sue the builder for being so incredibly stupid to put cork in a kitchen. 

what a moron. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

This should be covered by your warranty as they should be smart enough to install water resistant flooring in a kitchen… perhaps it is a faulty product or not intended for kitchen bathroom use.  I had a cork floor in a kitchen and it was great.  Keep bugging them and go to their office if you have to.  Send letters, emails, phone.  If it is a brand new condo, the developer is likely still involved in the building and you could go through the condo board or property manager.  Take pictures.

Good luck!

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@bella128:  this

@turnanewleaf:  if all else fails, try going to your local news station/paper.  Shame them into it.  You can’t be the only people having these issues.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Have you tried contacting the manufacturer directly?

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@turnanewleaf:  of course they will try to weasel their way out of it but you must not accept that, firmly tell them that this is warranty work and you expect the flooring to be replaced, the product is faulty or installed incorrectly – talk to the boss if you have to, contractors typically have 10% for warranty work in their budget if they are reputable so just push them

 

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

It sounds like the warranty isn’t doing you any good anyway, so you may as well seal it.

Also, never listen to a developer when they tell you flooring is premium. Ours told us that, and our bamboo floors are definitely not premium. We’re looking to upgrade in a year or two to the good stuff that’s scratch-resistant.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Also, the home improvement bloggers at Young House Love installed cork in their kitchen and did not have this problem. Not all cork is created equally.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

This sounds like CRAPPY cork. My parents have cork in their home gym and I’ve spilled water on it several times with no issues. Definitely keep hounding these developers, call the local news troubleshooter, whatever it takes. I’d be so pissed!!! 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

There is definitely something wrong with your product.   We just put cork floors in our kitchen and they’re perfect.  Minor spills should be no problem.  I agree with the pp who mentioned that maybe the builder fibbed about the premium flooring. 

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