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Jenifer St. Residence contemporary-basement

Jenifer St. Residence

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April 8, 2013
rosebudinski wrote:
I really love the look of this cork floor, may I ask what style it is? - Do you think this flooring would be good in place of hardwood for a whole house?
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Elizabeth Emerson
Thanks! Cork has different properties than hardwood so, if you were using it, you would want to be comfortable with that. It's softer and can not be refinished. It has to "float' so that it can expand and contract, so it isn't nailed to the subfloor. It's tricky to detail when it comes to stairs, so you would likely mix in some hardwood or other material there. Feels great under foot though, and as you say, looks great! So - things to consider.
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In addition to the many cabinets, the new space also includes an ample storage area behind these white doors."It's a floating floor, not fixed at the edges, which means it can expand and contract in case of moisture," Emerson describes. The floor is cork, which has the elegance of hardwood but is softer for play.

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