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Old 03-09-2004, 10:51 PM   #15
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I had also requested a sample and received it within 5 days.

Would not recommend the foam floor - we used this for our puppy for sure footing - but anything bigger than a 24 week old Golden can reek havok on that kind of flooring.

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Old 03-10-2004, 01:36 AM   #16
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The "chemicals!" you refer to in a cork floor is only 1 "chemical" and that is the binder, which happens to be oxidatively polymerized linseed oil, the base for oil based paint. I can not think of a more benign chemical.
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Lightbulb Consider this..

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How's the wear and tear factor. (?)
I've edit that to include the ? mark
Consider this..
In the very first application of using cork as a flooring, which was in a church, this was done back near the turn of the 19th century as I understand it and, the same cork is still in use~!!
As was mention before, if you use google as your search engine, you'll find more info than you'll know what to do with. There's also numerous comments about the use of cork on this site as well as pictures of finished projects.

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By the way, I know for a fact that a Pentagon warehouse had a cork floor installed when first built. It was called "Battleship Linoleum" 40 years later the obsolete warehouse was dismantled, but the flooring was salvaged and used in the replacement warehouse!!!.
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Smile cork and linseed oil

Thanks navigator! I think lindseed oil is ok. And AFM has sealers I can tolerate. Is the cork lighter than hardwood floor? It seems to me it would be. What would be needed underneath?I really want good insulation. We used concrete sealer and then a cardboard with foil on one side and then the hardwood nailed into each other. and that sealed a couple of times. in our living room so except for the foil and 1 1/4 " thick oak that's all the insulation there is. Not really needed in TX. I have sent for some cork samples to try. So hopefully that will work. Thanks for letting me know. silver suz Besides it would fit my Druid leanings!
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Thank you ,too flying cloud. that's really interesting about the church. Do you know where it is? I assume in Spain since that's where the cork oaaks grow. I love little interesting facts like that. Thanks for the Google hint. I AM a computer idiot. A friend sent me info on KOA's in the florida keys and that's where I want to be.!!! Forget TX!!! I can snorkle to my heart's delight! and the koa is on a little created island. If I get on the upwind side I think I'll do ok! Maybe I should make the AS bottom watertight so I can float away with the next hurricane!! anyone been in a hurricane or tornado in an AS? Any precautions, besides drive like heck.....as I wont have the vehicle with me. silver suz
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The real trick is to evacuate before the escape routes turn into unmoving parking lots. Many areas have buses to shelters for the infirm, indigent, and others who can't drive. Many campgrounds have reinforced the bath houses to serve as storm shelters. You pack in there like sardines with all the perfume-wearing strangers if you haven't made it to a local shelter such as a high school gym. Hurricanes spawn tornados and an RV is the last place you want to be in one.
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The following is a direct quote taken from this website:
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Durabilty—Would it surprise you to know that the original cork floor in Chicago's First Congregationalist Church has been in place for over 100 years? It's too old to be one of ours, but you get the idea: cork provides an extremely strong, long-lasting surface. And unlike other flooring materials, cork develops a fine patina with age—its natural beauty actually improves with time!
While I may have overstated their case as far as the longevity, it was made with good intention and, from memory..lol

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The Mayo clinic in Rochester has decades-old cork floors that stand the foot and wheeled traffic just fine.

Cork is great underfoot. It has enough give as to not be tiring to stand for hours and it is not cold to bare feet. I put cork in all but the bedroom area of my International and really liked it.
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I'm sold. I looked on Google and there is a "green" company that is selling cork and I'm going with that. I was also interested in the rolls of cork that can be used to insulate walls or even line the walls. maybe in the bedroom but too dark in the living area. I thought that might make a good insulation for acoustic and heat. I also checked out the KOA's on the FLA keys and THAT is where I'm going. I live for snorkeling. It's the fastest way for me to get better. I cant tell you how much more positive I feel about the trailer. I need coral reefs.

If you want a real rush, look at the recycled glass tile made in CA. incredible jewels- the color changes with the angle of light. these arent the plain squares- when you get to the knock your eye out colors, you'll know you are there. silver suz
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Lowe's has a hardwood floor that is very thin and only wood (oak in several colors) one kind is called ecofloors. These glue or lock to gether with the tongue and groove. Just no backing and very light weight. silver suz
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