Advantages of A Cork Floating Floor Over Glue-Down Cork Tiles
Thinking about changing your floors for something newer or even better? Want a floor that does more than just look good? One that works hard and gives back more than it takes? How about a floor that is good for the environment as well? Because such a floor exists and it can live up to the hype.
Cork is the rookie flooring that has impressed homeowners, builders and interior decorators alike. Although it has been around for over a century it is only in the last two decades that cork has undergone a revamp. Now technology and innovation has brought cork into the construction arena with a bang.
Take a look at cork for a flooring material that brings in a better return for the money you spend. Even better, look to floating cork floors. These floors can do all that natural cork does and takes it to a higher degree. How? Because they give you one flooring material that does the work of several. Thermal and sound insulation, water resistant and hypoallergenic, even fire retardant. You can go with a glue-down cork floor, but you’ll find that glue-down floors are just more involved for the same output.
A good floating cork floor can run a little more expensive per piece than its glue down equivalent, but often is recommended over the glue down type for its other advantages. Floating floors don’t need the labor-intensive work involved in the glued-down process and can easily be laid over an existing floor or subfloor. All you really need is to make sure the old floor is level, dry and clean. A glue-down application is more cost and labor intensive after the purchase, and often also involves hiring a professional. Installing a floating floor is easy enough for a DIY weekend project for anyone with some floor installation experience. In the long run a floating cork floor can save you money.
Worried about how much damage floating floor planks can take. Actually, it can take a good beating and still go strong. And a bonus is that this style of flooring can be easily replaced in the event of permanent damage. The repair work can be practically effortless, even major ones. If one or more planks should become damaged, it’s as simple as uninstalling the floor to the area of damage, removing the afflicted planks, putting down new ones and reinstalling the floor.
Truly, it’s that simple. The most difficult part of repairing a floating floor installation is probably moving the furniture. Compare that to having to scrape, dig and tear up glued down tiles, then spend even more time cleaning and re-leveling the repair spot. All that and you haven’t even gotten to the install of the new tiles. True, a floating cork floor costs more in the initial buy but can run you better in the long haul.
Now should you want to install a new floor some years down the line, unlike glue down tiles, there’s no need to tear everything up and spend long hours and more money to renovate the sub-floor. Just unclick the planks and sweep.
A cork floating floor performs beautifully and installs faster and easier than cork or other glue-down tiles. Take advantage of that today. Visit us at www.icorkfloor.com.