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Old 03-20-2014, 12:37 PM   #1
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Carpet to Cork Tile??

We are thinking of removing our carpet and replacing it with
Cork Tile? Just wondering what others have found with
this type of change? Any other suggestions?

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Old 03-20-2014, 12:41 PM   #2
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I think a change to floating cork is a very practical switch. I plan to do this on our unit one day.

Various parts of our home have cork, warm underfoot, durable, good aesthetics. A nice thing about the floating cork, should a tile ever be damaged, very easy to replace it.

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Old 03-20-2014, 02:19 PM   #3
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consider ALLURE flooring. Home Depot will order it in cork look. Its plank and almost totally waterproof when it is put down
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Old 03-20-2014, 02:28 PM   #4
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I considered cork flooring for our trailer, but during my research I found reviews that said it did not hold up well to UV light. However, I couldn't find a lot of details regarding that claim. I understand that most UV's will be filtered while passing through windows, but it concerned me enough to push me towards Marmoleum for our project. It may not be significant, but it is something to think about.
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:08 PM   #5
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We installed floating cork flooring in our trailer. So far (2 years) we are very happy with it. It's much warmer than any other floor we've had in a trailer, looks nice and is easy to clean with only water.
My only caution would be what you put on it. We have a braided rug in the trailer, and I had put under it, one of those rubber type mesh things to hold it in place. DON'T DO THAT! I pulled it up after our trip last July, and it had adhered to the cork floor. I ended up scraping the floor to get all the residue off. I pulled up the one in our house (on a cork floor also) and also threw it out. Fortunately, that one had not adhered. Now the braided rugs just float on the floor.

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Old 03-20-2014, 06:26 PM   #6
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We have cork floors upstairs in our house. It feels great underfoot and I think helps to cancel noise. I would not want it in a wet area. So I would get more opinions from those who have used it in their trailers before moving forward.
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Old 03-20-2014, 07:10 PM   #7
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I've posted a few times about my instal. I chose glue down tiles and sealed them again after installation. Really, really happy and would like to do the same on my next trailer coming up. With glue down if one gets damaged it would be a case of essentially scoring the lines and scraping it up, cleaning the plywood and glueing another tile down, and sealing the whole area which is about as hard as using a wet Swiffer. I personally didn't want floating, click together as the repair process is quite different and in my opinion way more hassle. (I had a hardwood installation business a few years ago and anything temporary was always more trouble and just didn't appeal to me or my clientele). I would say that anyone who has cork of any sort seems to rave about it and it does have many, many properties that push it to the top of the flooring pile so to speak.

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