before & after: cork flooring for the nursery

Years ago, before the nursery was a nursery, it was a blank.

August 2008 office before

Then I turned it into an office. We had plywood floors for years.

Finally we got around to flooring. We chose a warm cork* to offset the cold (well, not so cold with radiant floor heating) of the stone floors we have throughout the rest of the house.

The basalt tiles  are 1/2″ thick, so we had to add 1/2″ thick sub floor to the rooms not tiled to avoid floor height variances. It was definitely not fun carrying 4′ x 8′ sheets up two flights of stairs. These suckers were HEAVY!

Laying down the cork is super easy; they just lock together. It took us one evening, including the intricate cuts Bryce had to make around the door molding.

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Now we have gorgeous, warm cork for the foundation of the nursery!

[Check out the nursery now!]

 

*Lumber Liquidators no longer carries the exact style we purchased. I think ours was called Van Gogh.

 

 

 

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