Relocate to Wisconsin : Get Corked....Explore Cork Flooring Options ..You'll be Glad You Did !

Get Corked....Explore Cork Flooring Options ..You'll be Glad You Did !

  When we remodeled our kitchen...we chose to replace our maple floors with was a researched decision....and one we are pleased with abolutely every day.  Wcork bulletin board ishhen you think of cork, if you are not familiar with the many looks and colors available, you are probably thinking "bulletin board" and we don't blame you...before we began our research, we thought the same thing.  Too much brown in this mottled appearance...not the look we wanted for this room.  

   But Alas...further research and the "bend over backwards" customer service from Wendy Werner and her staff at Carpet Town proved that there were so many more options in both texture and color...we could have all the wonderful attributes of a cork floor and the color we wanted besides !

cork floor swatchesLots of colors and textures....and as we complete the remodeling of our second bath...cork will the choice for the flooring in that room. 

   Why Cork ?  Here are just some of the reasons we suggest considering cork flooring:

  - A green renewable resource - using only the bark of the tree

    - Soft under foot, comfortable as well as durable

   -  Resists water, mold and mildew

   -  Easily installed 



Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Comment balloon 14 commentsSally K. & David L. Hanson • February 21 2016 07:09AM


This is very interesting! I will have to look into cork flooring more. I love the fact that it is a green renewable resource. Wondering about the durability with a dog.

Posted by Carolyn Crispin, Crispin Team Sells Branson Homes Land & Commercial (Keller Williams Tri-Lakes) about 2 years ago

I would love to do this in an upcoming project...thank you for the info!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) about 2 years ago

As long as you dont scrape or move anything too much, this is a unique choice

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) about 2 years ago

I think cork is a great option for kitchen.  And, I'm so glad you love it.  It does feel awesome on your feet.

That being said, I would never install it in a bathroom.  It's water resistant, but not waterproof.  Also, a floating floor does not work well in bathrooms, esp if there is a bathtub or shower there.  

Posted by Women of Westchester Working Together, Women helping Women get ahead (Women of Westchester Working Together) about 2 years ago

Certainly seems to be many options for cork flooring Sally and David. Green renewable resource sounds interesting too...

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) about 2 years ago

I'm not familiar with Cork but you have educated me. Now I will know if a buyer or seller ask. Have a great Sunday.

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold on Bob" (Canyon Vista Realty) about 2 years ago


We are familiar with cork, and I am glad you like.  Thanks for writing about your experience.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing (Napa Consultants) about 2 years ago

Thank you very much for telling us about your flooring selection. Chef Dolores would like the soft under foot benefit.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) about 2 years ago

Exactly Roy Kelley it is part of the reason Chef Sally likes it insulation as well !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale (Keller Williams 414-525-0563) about 2 years ago

Sally and David I don't think I have ever seen a cork floor, but after reading you blog I think I will look in to it when if comes time to re-due one of my bathroom.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 2 years ago

I haven't seen any cork floors and would love to. I hope you are enjoying yours and would love to see a photo of what they look like on the floors.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 2 years ago

Very intereting choice.  I would love to hear some followup about how it is working out for you after a few months.

Posted by Dan Rosenberger (Harvest Realty) about 2 years ago

We will be remodeling the large bathroom downstairs. The ceramic tile we put in has cracked twice and I think the cork flooring would be great especially since it dows not mildew, soft on the feet...sounds great. Thanks for the information about cork flooring.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker) about 2 years ago

Good Thursday morning Sally K. & David L. Hanson -

Believe it or not I had not seen cork flooring until my first visit back east.  I'm not sure why it's not used in our area but it is very beautiful.  I'm glad you're happy with your new floor.

Posted by John McCormack,, Albuquerque Homes Realty (Albuquerque Homes Realty * about 2 years ago