Monday, June 27th, 2011:
Began the installation of our Cork floor. It ended up being much more simple and intuitive than we’d anticipated. Granted, it is a fairly tiny space to cover, but most of the floor went in with just a few hours of dedicated work.
We are still very pleased with our decision to use cork, and the product from Bare Naked Cork Flooring is really quite beautiful. This will be a floating floor, meaning we did not tack or glue the cork down. Instead, it sits as-is on the plywood subfloor and can move a bit on its own as it expands and contracts. To accomodate for this natural movement, we left a 1/4″ gap between the floor and walls/cabinets. This should help prevent any buckling of the floor over time.