A year has flown by since I laid our Globus Cork glue down tiles in our kitchen. I wanted to check back in and let you know how they are holding up. I must say this is one of my favorite (if not THE favorite) fixture in our kitchen. I had some minor doubts because some people feared that dogs and cork floors don’t go well together. Or that rambunctious boys would ruin them. Well, I’m here to report that after a year they still look the same as when they were installed!
I can tell you that there has been lots of chair scraping. Lots of matchbox car races. Lots of wrestling and plenty of Buddy sliding on them as he runs to retrieve balls.
I have yet to see a scratch anywhere! The only mark that I did manage to make was a small dent when I dropped one of the heavy corbels and it hit the floor right at the pointy edge. But, I can’t even find that dent to be able to check on it.
There is also one dip where I must not have filled a knot hole in the underlayment. But, it is barely noticeable unless the light hits it just right:
These are the things that I love most about our kitchen floors:
- They are super soft underfoot
- They are warm
- They are forgiving, you can drop glass or plates on it and they rarely shatter
- They are tough, no scratches from the dogs nails or chairs moving on them
My biggest compliment is that they don’t show dirt or dog hair! (And that’s good because I only clean them once a month with warm water and some Bona floor cleaner.) The picture below is our current floors, three weeks post cleaning. There are plenty of crumbs, dog hair and smeared food on that floor, but I challenge you to find them:
I can without a doubt recommend these to anyone who is interested. You can purchase cork flooring like ours at Globus Cork. They have an excellent product and great customer service.
It has been four and a half years since I installed our Globus Cork Floors. People ask me all the time how I like our cork floors. My answer is always, “I love them!” The floors still look great. We have a new wildly energetic puppy and he loves to retrieve balls thrown across the floor. They hold up to his scratching slides and racing around corners. I have not resealed the floors once since I installed them, however Globus recommends applying a new top coat once a year. Recently I have noticed some very shallow scratches in the top coat, so I purchased a bottle of polish from Globus to fill in the scratches and reapply the topcoat to continue to protect our cork floor. I’m just waiting for a day that is kid-free and warm so I can send our dog outside while I clean and apply the topcoat. 😉
Disclosure: After lots of research, I selected Globus Cork because I liked their product selection, the product reviews and their customer service. I approached them about working with me on my kitchen renovation. They agreed to partner with me. I received complimentary products, but I was not told what to write or share. Please know that I am very selective about which companies and products I chose to work with. And I will always disclose partnerships and sponsored posts to you the reader.