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Old 10-26-2009, 11:27 AM   #1
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Cork flooring in a basement


Anyone had any experience with cork flooring in a basement? I'm considering installing the click together type floating floor tiles over a concrete floor in a basement. The manufacturer recommends a vapor barrier but that's it. I'm worried about installing something expensive over concrete. Is installing such a product in the above mentioned way a mistake or am I good to go?

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A basement is an ideal location for a cork flooring. It is an engineered product designed for this application. Make sure the vapor barrier is installed properly, no holes/gaps anywhere, all seams taped.

Consider a moisture test on the floor. This will tell you if you have a bad moisture problem that could need more than just a vapor barrier.

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Excellent choice! It is naturally insulating and soundproof. I have specified the flooring from this company and the clients always seem happy. Just in case you need more options.

http://www.duro-design.com/
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Cork isn't soundproof.
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Cork isn't soundproof.
Ooops. Meant that it has sound insulating qualities harder floors do not.
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:08 AM   #6
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That's true.

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