(Closed) Cork Floors???

posted 5 years ago in Home
  • poll: What do you think about cork floors?
    Yes i used it and it looks great! : (5 votes)
    26 %
    Its okay, I wouldnt do it in my home : (3 votes)
    16 %
    No, never!!!! : (7 votes)
    37 %
    Other- please explain :) : (4 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think it looks pretty and there are a ton of options. I considered it for my house but haven’t made a commitment yet to new kitchen floors. On a side note, I heard that cats really like it (so they can dig into it).

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I think it looks interesting, but it isn’t something I would install in my own home.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Cork flooring is the best.  I cannot wait to install it!  It is our first choice.  It is fire-retardant and soaks up a lot of sound.  Also, static resistant.  It is a natural cush that is healthy and it comes in a million looks/ varieties and textures.  I just recommend finding a good local eco store vs. an online ordering.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    The stuff I’ve seen in person I wasn’t a huge fan of. Usually the color is sort of an orangey brown which just isn’t my cup of tea.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    My parents have a home gym with cork floor and it looks pretty cool! It’s a very dark textured brown.

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Pictures?

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @mrsw5711:  don’t do it in the bathroom.  cork and water DONT mix.  it will discolor and disfigure the cork!

    Post # 10
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I’ve seen it in some show homes and I love the feel of it!  I’m curious to know about how it wears though.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    One of my favorite home decor blogs, Young House Love, used cork in their kitchen and it looks lovely! Here’s a link to one of their posts about it:

    http://www.younghouselove.com/2012/03/put-a-cork-in-it-okay-maybe-not/

    They’ve raved about how well the floors have held up in subsequent posts (there’s another post about sealing etc that may be of interest to you, so check that out).

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Oh! The lovelies at Chez Zerbey used them throughout their whole home (except master bedroom & bathroom). http://www.chezerbey.com

    ETA: I think they’re really neat, but it depends on your home and your lifestyle. I also like that the Zerbeys used a darker color. I don’t like the ones that look like a bulletin board, personally.

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2005

    I haven’t used it but I intend to when I move into my next home.  As I understand it, it’s a softer material and good on the feet and knees however it shouldn’t be used in the living room where heavy furniture is as it will indent where the feet of the furniture constantly stand.  I want to use it in my kitchen and there are a TON of designs and colors to use.

    One of my favoritest-addicted to like crack-sites out there is houzz.com were you can look up a TON of pictures with cork flooring.  I love this kitchen!

    http://www.houzz.com/photos/59395/White-Kitchen–Stained-Island-with-Bianco-Antico-Granite–Cork-Floors-contemporary-kitchen-philadelphia

    The beauty of cork flooring is it can be made to look like wood, or have lighter more interesting patterns.

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