Cork flooring

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EasyPeasyHappyCheesy Sun 13-Sep-20 16:51:57

Looking at flooring for our kitchen and living space renovation and would like something that feels warmish under foot. Have come across Cork flooring which seems to work and is environmentally friendly. Anyone used it and has any feedback? No one we know has.

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pussycatinboots Sun 13-Sep-20 18:34:01

This was a very long time ago, but my Grans nursing home had cork flooring. I don't think it's easy to get it clean after accidents (think toddler/puppy) the smell...lingers.
Sorry if that puts you off.

EasyPeasyHappyCheesy Sun 13-Sep-20 20:49:04

Eeekkk thanks. I'm hoping things have moved on since then

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Hoppinggreen Sun 13-Sep-20 22:34:32

I think sealing it is a pain and it has to be redone every few years

Thighdentitycrisis Sun 13-Sep-20 22:39:23

Long time ago cork tiles were popular,I had them in my bathroom. Yes you had to seal them properly with varnish, just like you do with wooden floors,or else they lift.

I like it

blitzen Sun 13-Sep-20 22:40:48

My folks had cork flooring years ago. It was extremely slippery when wearing tights!

Saz12 Sun 13-Sep-20 22:47:24

My parents had cork flooring in the 1980’s! Sealed with marine (yacht) varnish, it didn’t soak up spills (or dog pee).

At the time it was soft/ warm/ fashionable (well, slightly) / cheap, laid as a diy job without needing “proper” tools.
It was about 3 or 4mm thick, and kind of like spongy chipboard but in 30cm square tiles. However it didn’t last long at all,just as you’d imagine thin spongy chipboard wouldn’t!

I’m guessing none of that is useful to you except the marine varnish part....


Saz12 Sun 13-Sep-20 22:48:04


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