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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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.