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Old 06-27-2010, 11:05 AM   #1
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Hi I am looking into getting cork flooring for the entire first floor which sits on a slab and have a few questions

1) Which type of cork flooring is better for a slab glue down tiles or floating floor style?

2) Do I need to install Ditra for either of these types of cork flooring? IF not do I need any type of subfloor and if so what?

3) What type of vapor barrier is recommeded?

By the way I am covering approx 600 sqare feet with the cork flooring.

Thanks in advance for your help and advice

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1) Which type of cork flooring is better for a slab glue down tiles or floating floor style?
You don't "glue-down" floating floors.

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2) Do I need to install Ditra for either of these types of cork flooring?
Why? DITRA is used for isolating rigid ceramic and stone tile floors. Where did you get that idea?

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IF not do I need any type of subfloor and if so what?
What does the floor covering manufacturer recommend?

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3) What type of vapor barrier is recommeded?
What does the floor covering manufacturer recommend?

ALWAYS follow the recommendations of the product manufacturer.

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I know you don't glue down floating floors but cork come in glue down tiles and floating floor options so I was wondering which would be better for a slab
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OK gotcha. In that case had you used a comma in the proper location the sentence would have been more readable and understandable.

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Which type of cork flooring is better for a slab, glue down tiles or floating floor style?
In concrete there could be moisture issues that would effect a glue-down installation. Therefore, a floating floor may be the smarter choice. What is the moisture content of the concrete? What did your moisture tests results say?
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Cork flooring is a great product, as is bamboo. The drawback is the cost but since you have some, use it. I used to use the latex contact for decorative walls and some floor detailing but, as Bud said, on a concrete floor wouldn't be advisable. If you are installing the lock and load cork, buy the regular underlay. Have you got pics of the underside so that we are sure of what you have?
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