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If you’ve ever considered installing a cork floor, here’s a guide to the pluses and minuses.

There’s an interesting discussion in the comment thread as well.

I personally strongly considered getting a cork floor in my kitchen when I was renovating.  The reason was that I have a bad neck and wanted a floor that would be forgiving on my back.  In the end I decided against cork flooring because my family is too rough.  My husband is not dainty in the least bit and neither is my teenage son.  They’re both big guys.  Plus I have a seven year old daughter.  I think they would have torn up the floor within a year by moving the chairs back and forth at mealtime.

My friend’s retired mother has a cork floor in her kitchen and she loves it.  (She also has a bad back.)  In that case I can see a cork floor working well – with a retired couple or an unmarried person who’s not planning on having kids in the near future.

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  1. Short and Long Of Home Renovation » Blog Archive » An Excellent Discussion About Cork Flooring Says:

    […] Recently, we talked about the Pros and Cons of Cork Floors. […]

  2. Team Wicanders Says:


    So happy to hear that you like cork oak floors.

    We continue to report on the health benefits for families and businesses when they install cork oak. Please see our health benefits page on our blog for more information on this topic, and while you are at it, you may want to read about our new WRT (wear resistance technology) finish, which contains tiny ceramic micro beads and lasts for generations to come.

    Would love to know what you think! Here’s the permailink to one of our WRT posts http://wicanderscorkoakblog.com/2008/06/30/penny/

    Team Wicanders

  3. Yvonne Everitt Says:

    Can anyone tell me if cork flooring is compatible with underfloor heating

  4. Yvonne Everitt Says:

    Can anyone tell me if cork flooring is compatible with underfloor heating

  5. Cork Floors Says:

    Cork is great!

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