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Old 01-30-2008, 09:29 PM
 
Location: weddington
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We are considering putting cork flooring in our upstairs and would like some input from some of you who actually have cork flooring.

Has it held up well? Does it help with noise? etc?
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Old 01-31-2008, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Oz
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It holds up really well. It's also just a little bit 'cushy' though you probably won't notice that too much unless you're standing on it for a long period of time. It's got some sound-insulation qualities, certainly more than wood or tile floors but probably not as much as a carpet.

The best thing about cork flooring is that it's a green building product.
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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We like it a lot. We used it in a hallway that leads to bedrooms and a bathroom. It is pretty, durable (so far), easy to install, unique, more comfortable than harder woods. I do not understand the claims that it is hyperallergenic. Like all such floors, it is covered with a clear poly glaze, so the surface is the same as any other. the glaze on our floor is very good. It flexes without cracking. Repels water. Our very large dog has not scratched it yet. So far it is great. the only downside that I see compared to some other laminates is that it is pretty expensive.
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Oz
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We like it a lot. We used it in a hallway that leads to bedrooms and a bathroom. It is pretty, durable (so far), easy to install, unique, more comfortable than harder woods. I do not understand the claims that it is hyperallergenic. Like all such floors, it is covered with a clear poly glaze, so the surface is the same as any other. the glaze on our floor is very good. It flexes without cracking. Repels water. Our very large dog has not scratched it yet. So far it is great. the only downside that I see compared to some other laminates is that it is pretty expensive.
If you have a Lumber Liquidators near you, they often have it for around $1.19/sq foot.
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:49 AM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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Hypoallergenic because it doesn't have off-gasing problems like vinyl and like any non-carpet hard surface, you can actually clean the dirt allergens off it. In that regard, just about any hardwood or real linoleum is the same.

Carpets are terrible for holding allergens and puffing them into the air with every step.
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