I don't know what they are like now, but my parents installed cork
floors in 1949 and they still look pretty good. They have been sanded
and refinished twice in that period. It's a very nice, durable, quiet,
comfortable floor that wears like iron. It's also nice that they don't
have to kill the tree to harvest the cork. It grows back!
I put down cork tile in my library (under me right now as I type). I
love the results. Cork is not all the same quality, but the good stuff does
hold up. It has been around for a long time, but it usually has only been
used in high traffic high end areas. I was down at the Dayton Ohio art
museum not long ago and they are mostly cork floors.
put 1' by 2' down in a bath 4 years ago. i then used a stain, then poly
on top. i love them. the floor can be sanded and redone if i wanted a
diff stain, probably would have to go darker. the tiles were 4mm thick
by jelinek company.
no they are 4mm thick all cork tiles. they came finished or unfinished.
some come in colors some in shades. i used urethane glue or you could
and it is recommended to use water base contact cement. i like urethane
so i could move them around a little. with contact cement once you lay
them down they are down.
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