Good Questions: A Cork Tile Dilemma

Good Questions: A Cork Tile Dilemma

Lisa
Jun 14, 2007

Hi AT:SF, We're in the process of remodeling an old, funky little home in Oakland. The house is around 819 sq. feet total dating back to 1908. In the original part of the house, one of the previous owners had put cork tiles in the living room. They were real nasty and funky and glued down to a wonderful wood floor that we've since uncovered. In the bedroom (later addition), there is also cork tile. We had hoped we would find wood floors as well but weren't so lucky....just planks. [more pics after the jump]

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We thought that we'd lay some pergo over the cork tiles that came as close as possible to matching the wood floors in the living room, but have since remembered that we kind of hate pergo.

Since ripping out the cheesy wood paneling, the room looks less 60's porno den and we're back to the cork idea. We like that it's sustainable and pretty affordable and durable. Unfortunately, during the process when we thought we'd lay pergo down, we didn't pay any attention to the cork and used it as a drop-cloth of sorts. My question then is two-fold: any chance of salvaging the cork that's there now and if not, any cork tile recommendations? We'd rather pay a bit more for some quality but are still on a tight budget. Thanks! Shayna
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