Some people associate cork board floors with student accommodation. They have a reputation for being dirty and tatty yet it is totally underserved. If you don’t take proper care of cork floors then they will look like this but they could look beautiful with a little love and attention.
The flooring you choose for your home is a personal choice but one that should be considered carefully. A beautiful floor will do more for a room than virtually any other form of decoration. You need to think carefully about what the room will be used for so that the material you choose for your flooring is appropriate.
Most people chose the flooring on a per room basis when in fact it is much better to plan the flooring in the whole house if possible. This will allow you to ensure that all the rooms complement each other rather than clash. It will also stop you making mistakes caused by putting incompatible materials in close proximity to each other.
When trying to decide whether cork board floors are right for your home think about the period and style of your home. It helps if you try to keep within the overall style. For example modern finishes such as painted concrete flooring can work in a modern home but would probably look out of place in a country cottage.
If laying cork board you need to follow the instructions very carefully. You don’t need any great skills but you do need patience. Cork boards need to adapt to the room for at least 48 hours before being laid on the floor so open the packets and store for a couple of days. They also usually need to be sealed but if you want a great finish you need to allow time for each sealing coat to dry. Always lay on a levelled surface or you will get an uneven finish.