No one can dispute that the cork tiles are among the leading materials used for flooring today. When compared to other materials used for flooring, they tend to be a little more costly. However, the merits that can be derived from a cork floating floor underscore the cost incurred in their acquisition. Adding onto this as long as one is knowledgeable in building, the tiles can be easily installed resulting into savings on the expenses that would have been incurred during cork flooring installation. The advantages of a cork floating floor have been outlined.
1. Usually the subfloors shape on most occasions acts as the determining factor. The subfloor may contain a lot of cracks, sheet vinyl, old vinyl tiles or generally dirty and grimy. These are strong indicators of just how much of a poor state your floor is in. For this, the use of a cork floating floor comes at the right moment.
2. The use of the cork floating floors prevents one from going through the trouble of preparing subfloors which will only prove to be costly. The only requirement will be the ground has to level to a reasonable extent. In the case that moisture migration poses a challenge, and then the floor will be fitted with moisture barriers.
3. Another important aspect of the floating floor is how is co-existed without any form of attachment to any substrate. All its planks are adjoined securely to facilitate a single flooring unit rather than several pieces of individual units done by other flooring methods.
4. Again, the floor is not affected by the demerits which accompany wooden floors such as shrinking and expansion, which can visibly be spotted by an onlooker.
5. The cost which one incurs during their installation is less, not forgetting the fact that they can be easily installed.
Caution should always be exercised during purchase and installation. Some of the important tips to consider have been outlined.
1. While laying out the tiles its advisable to begin laying them out from the furthest point from the door. It seems to be quite obvious. However, there are many inexperienced people who make this particular mistake.
2. In the case that you may consider using an underlayment, ensure that the material used is plywood. Do not use hardboards or particle boards. There are some old last century houses that have wooden floors with an asbestos base. Before laying out the floating floor this previous floor has to be removed. Usually, a health advisor should be present during their removal as they can pose a health risk and safety procedures have to be observed. If fortunate, their services may not be added onto your installation costs, however, just be prepared and budget for them in case you do not become fortunate enough. Asbestos is known to be a cancer accelerator.
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Article Added on Monday, December 15, 2014
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