Cork flooring
ewhitlock5
July 6, 2014 in Design Dilemma
How does the cork flooring hold up in the kitchen? What happens when something is dropped on it? Either liquid or solid?
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Curt D'Onofrio
I'm betting my last dollar that http://www.houzz.com/pro/cancork/cancork-floor-inc can answer this, that is, if i had a last dollar...and let's all hope i don't :))))
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ewhitlock5
I hope so.
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bschr
I love my cork, it holds up as well as hardwood but softer underfoot.
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ewhitlock5
How do spills in the kitchen do?
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Cancork Floor Inc.
Thanks Curt - no need to spend your last dollar on this! Cork is naturally water proof. A cork floor needs to be "site-finished" in kitchens. This makes them water resistant to surface spills. There are some big name cork floors that have used Aluminium Oxide or ceramic/nano bead technology = unable to have them site finished. The rest of us still have finishes that can have extra coatings applied to our floors. These are the floors that are able to go into kitchens without any concern with spills.
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rainymorning
Another feature of a cork floor is that you can slide furniture across it and it doesn't leave scratch marks. Very easy to keep clean and comfortable underfoot.
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ewhitlock5
This sounds better and better!
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Tricia Sturgeon
I have cork in my kitchen...not so in love with it any more....it scratches, gets dented, and bleached by the sun. All these things can be avoided, but I have a busy house/kitchen and that is the result. I will be tiling it this time.
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Jonn Spradlin Design LLC
I suggest you be very knowledgeable on the performance of cork before using it in a kitchen. It can be and has been used successfully, but then again I have replaced nightmares (cork).
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bschr
My cork was finished on site and I had 3 coats of sealer applied. I have only had it down for 3 years but so far I have not noticed any fading. The only dents I have on the floor is from a women whose lifts were worn and the metal spikes from her heels made indents in the floor. Other than that I am very happy with the floor's performance.
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