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Old 01-07-2009, 04:38 PM   #1
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Question Replacing Flooring

We are considering ripping out the p/o choice of carpeting and replacing it with cork flooring. We have a source of 5/32" pure cork prefinished tiles (polyurethane coating) at $1.29/sq.ft. Has anyone any experience with glueing cork flooring down on the A/S plywood subfloor? Thanks for sharing your expertise. Jamie

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I haven't any experience with glue down, but I would recommend staped down underlayment under the cork. It would be a smoother finish, and you could easily remove it later if necessary.

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Can you share your source? That's a terific price. I wanted to put it in my Silver Princss but jus too expensive.
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Daisy would be a great source for info, as she did that, and then sealed it with some coats of poly...she's often on the VAL digest...
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:07 AM   #5
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Can you share your source? That's a terific price. I wanted to put it in my Silver Princss but jus too expensive.
Danalee - and others who might be interested: That price was quoted on Lumber Liquidators: Hardwood Flooring for Less! for what they called "London Cork Tile". It is only 4mm thick and definitely requires an underlayment (which they'll sell you for $50 a roll). If you pursue this please keep me posted on the job progress.
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We have just finished this process in our 83 310 motorhome, with much more expensive cork laminate -- a central core of some homosote-like material, cork on the bottom and some sort of cork composite with a dozen layers of urethane film bonded to it in manufacture. Comes in planks about 36 x 12 inches that click together. I used Regupol-QT underlayment which is made of recycled rubber. The results are very nice -- probably quieter than with the carpet, surprisingly enough. We redid the carpet in the bedroom too and the last step is to get another piece of carpet cut and seamed to provide a non-slip surface over the cork when such is wanted. But the cork is beautiful.

The underlayment is (sparsely) stapled to the floor, the cork is entirely floating, no glue. Same approach I used years ago putting Pergo in an Airstream trailer.

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