The Disadvantages of Floating Cork Flooring The Disadvantages of Floating Cork Flooring

While floating cork flooring can be a practical and attractive covering for the base of a room it is not the best solution for every application. Being aware of the disadvantages of this type of floor will help you to determine whether it is the best option for your needs.

1. Cost

Comparing the price of floating cork flooring with other types of floor will often reveal it to be the more expensive option. The additional requirements, such as sealant, will also add to the overall cost. It will sometimes be necessary to purchase specialized products to maintain the floor.

2. Maintenance

The extent of maintenance required by floating cork flooring will often be greater than that required by other types of flooring. Water, for example, cannot be used in the cleaning process in the same way that it would on vinyl or linoleum. Similarly, preventing the floor from suffering marks and damage will mean treating it with specialized products.    

    3. Use

    Floating cork flooring that hasn’t been treated can be stained and damaged more easily than other types of floor. Accordingly, it will be necessary to treat it in a more delicate manner than would ordinarily be suitable for a floor. To avoid gouges, it must be considered unsuitable for high traffic areas.  

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