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Old 01-20-2012, 03:44 PM   #1
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I am considering cork floors for my kitchen and bath; 12" x 12" x 5/16" glued pre- finished tiles with two top coats of sealer (per the manufactures recommendations). Is this advisable? If it is what underlayment would be appropriate for a OSB subfloor and how should it be installed?

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glue down tiles in a kitchen or bath is at the "better not" end of the scale
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Maybe consider a Ceramic tile installation for your bathroom
I've seen some nightmarish looking, rotten wood floors in bathrooms...

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Cork is a bad idea in moist areas.
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We have had lots of customers put cork in the kitchen with 2 extra coats of sealant and the have not had any problem. Remember though if your flooring gets flooded (dishwasher breaks) it will ruin any laminate or cork floating floor because the center is made with HDF which will bloat when saturated. Tile would obviously the best choice if you were concerned about this.

For the bathroom I would recommend a glue down cork because it does not have that center HDF.

If you go back to all the mid century modern architects all of them used cork glue down tiles in their homes. With this said, the final decision is yours and you should definitely read everything you can and hear all sides of the discussions.

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We have had lots of customers put cork in the kitchen with 2 extra coats of sealant and the have not had any problem. Remember though if your flooring gets flooded (dishwasher breaks) it will ruin any laminate or cork floating floor because the center is made with HDF which will bloat when saturated. Tile would obviously the best choice if you were concerned about this.

For the bathroom I would recommend a glue down cork because it does not have that center HDF.

If you go back to all the mid century modern architects all of them used cork glue down tiles in their homes. With this said, the final decision is yours and you should definitely read everything you can and hear all sides of the discussions.

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