Installing Cork Floating Floors

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Sometimes it's just easier to install things yourself in your home. It's a great way to save money and to learn things. Flooring can be a very expensive project during your home improvement phase. Generally, the most expensive part is the labor behind it.

Don't be surprised if half of the cost goes to paying someone to install it. However, what if we told you that you can get the beauty and ‘durability of cork flooring’ (which is also known as ‘durabilit des sols en lige’ in the French language) and install it yourself with ease? I bet you'd say tell me more, and so we shall.

This magic product is called cork floating floors. Floating floors, unlike the type that are nailed or glued, simply float on top of your sub-floor, in fact, the worse condition your sub-floor the more likely floating cork floor is your best cork floor type.

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You can even install it over old vinyl tiles or sheet vinyl. You can use a floating floor over concrete but you'll need a moisture barrier to prevent mold or mildew from growing on the concrete.

The floating cork system is basically "click it and forget it". The floor sits on top of the base and takes a lot less time to install. If you have radiant flooring heat this is also an excellent flooring system since it can expand and contract as one single unit.

With that fact, this expansion is the reason you leave about 3/8 of each between your floor and your wall. You'll be installing or re-installing baseboards over this gap anyways.

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