At my place we’re almost to the flooring stage of our kitchen remodel. The woman of the house and I like the look of some of the cork flooring. We like it so much that I decided to get some and use it for the surface of the desk I was building.
Thing is, it’s been extremely fragile on the desktop. I bought a box of odd-lot stuff, and it was a little more dinged up than I like, but I was able to get enough to have my desktop done.
That being said, as part of the whole process I whapped the top of the desk while I was assembling it with a rubber mallet. And it left a big old curved ‘cut’ in the cork laminate!
I put some “wood” laminate in two rooms of my last house, and the only damage I remember ever getting to it was when a foot stool with a staple coming loose on the bottom was dragged across the floor and left a gouge. I dropped hammers on that thing, I moved couches on it, and it was pretty damned indestructible.
And the cork is damaged by a rubber mallet.
Anyone have any experience with cork floors?