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rtoni 01-22-2010 03:30 PM

opinions on cork tiles with click install
been to a few dealers - looking at options - all carry click install cork tiles. love the look - not sure if I'm getting the straight goods on durability. Lots of info on pro's and con's in general out there, so I kinda know what to expect compared to other options - but as always some real world experience living with this flooring would be most helpful. would love to hear from anyone who's had cork floors in place for a few years or more.

small family, 2 big dogs, country place - intended application is living / dining area to start, then maybe bedrooms, and lastly maybe kitchen - in other words, playing it by ear.

any feedback appreciated - thanks.....

Chemist1961 01-24-2010 12:07 PM

Cork is beautiful, but I have a neighbor who had it done about 8 years ago and has had big issues with fading in sunlit areas and the tile seams are now very visible as well

rtoni 01-25-2010 09:46 AM

thanks Chemist for the sanity check - I've read about that issue (fading) in some of the "pro's and con's" articles I found on cork flooring. I'm trying to figure out if any of the after care products out there really deal with this. My place gets sunlight spread across over 3/4 of the floor area in the winter months (when the leaves are down and the sun tracks lower across the sky)

I would be pretty bummed if the seams start to show or worse if I ended up with a bunch of ridges along the edges of the tiles.

Do you know what brand or mfg your friend used? Maybe they've improved the product in the last 8 years somewhat?

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