Proper installation of cork tiles

Posted by Linda Share on October 12th, 2016

In today’s market, there are several different options you can take when it comes to flooring materials. So take into consideration the pros and cons of each option you have at hand before you make up your mind. The comfort you will enjoy, the warmth beneath your feet, how difficult it is to clean them and so on. These are some of the criteria you must be aware of to make the best choice.

There are a number of long-standing options that are commonly known, but there are also a few that have emerged within the last few decades that are just as good. Take some time and check out these less known materials, you will find that some bear qualities and benefits that out shadow the rest. One of the best example at hand is cork flooring. This material brings pros that makes its cons piddling.

Everyone knows the positives and negatives of laminate flooring, ceramic tiling, natural stone and hardwood flooring. Few are aware of the benefits of cork flooring and its properties. Cork is an option that will keep your feet warm unlike ceramic tiling and stone. It is also a lot more comfortable to step on, more so even than laminate or wooden floors, making it the best choice for you.

Installing a cork floor however is not for beginners. Two types of installation applications exist. Glue down tiles and floating floors. Floating floors are by far the easiest as most cork floors come with a standard tongue and grove click together system. This type of application can be installed over an existing floor with little more than making sure it’s is clean. A glue down floor however takes more time and someone who is familiar with the installation process. More work or labor is required to prepare the subfloor as well as the new cork floor. This will by far reduce costly mistakes.

Cork glue down tiles require the correct installation. Do not veer from the manufacturer’s instructions or suggestions. To do so can become a problem at a later date and cost more for repairs. Following the manufacturer’s instructions also keeps the warranty solid. Don’t be deterred by what may appear to be a difficult installation, a cork floor installed correctly takes time and patience to complete, but the work is worth it.

Most manufacturer’s will recommend that you contact or hire a professional floorer to do a cork floor installation. This would be a good idea to look into before you make a purchase as it will give you a good estimate of the cost for labor. To ensure better results it is also wise to find a floorer who has had experience and success with installing cork flooring. Since cork tiles have only become popular once more within the last twenty or so years, it may be difficult to find an expert installer, be sure to refer to the manufacturer for advice and suggestion.

If you have some experience with DIY flooring installation and wish to forgo a professional to reduce costs when installing cork flooring, that is doable too. Take the time to follow the instructions you will find at our website; Also you can try youtube for instructional videos. It may seem a little too difficult at first, but with dedication and determination, you will get the job done in the end.

Cork flooring is one of the best options you have at hand for every room of the house. It is better than the other options, but it is not as easy to install. If you want to take a chance with this, you can read the instructions from the site named before and you will find out how you can install the cork tiles by yourself.

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