Mistakes in wine cellar construction are common. The wrong choice of material and improper installation will make or break the functionality and appeal of your wine cellar. Your flooring must not be neglected. You must work with a professional to ensure that your flooring will suit your storage needs, budget, and style. WholeCellar works with Wine Cellar Specialists in installing stylish and durable flooring options.
Exceptional and Eco-Friendly Wine Cellar Flooring
When building a climate-controlled wine cellar, the installation of the flooring requires a professional. It plays a significant role in creating a stable environment for long-term wine storage. When poorly installed, it can cause serious problems in the future. You must work with Wine Cellar Specialists, one of the top-notch builders in Texas.
Recommended Materials for Your Wine Cellar Flooring
A refrigerated wine cellar has humid conditions, so you have to be careful when choosing your flooring material. Keep in mind that using a carpet is a no-no. This is because it can be a good breeding place for mold and mildew in damp conditions.
The common materials are tiles, vinyl, and slate. However, we recommend cork and wine barrel for your flooring. For many years, there has been an increase in using sustainable materials to help save our Mother Earth. Most designers and builders recommend renewable or recyclable materials.
Cork Wine Cellar Flooring
Cork is the bark that is harvested from cork oak trees found in northwest Africa and southwest Europe. Harvesting cork does not require cutting of trees. The proper way of stripping the bark will not affect the life of the trees. A protective inner layer of the bark allows the trees to regenerate growth every 9 to 12 years.
Properties of Cork
Cork is a great material for making wine bottle stoppers because of its buoyancy, impermeability, and elasticity. Another amazing use of cork is for the flooring. WholeCellar and Wine Cellar Specialists recommend the cork flooring because of its unique characteristics and cell properties that make it ideal in wine cellar conditions.
Cork contains suberin, a waxy substance that inhibits mold growth and prevents the material from rotting. Suberin also makes cork highly resistant to extreme heat or fire, hypoallergenic, and able to keep away mites and bugs.
Durable and Longer Lifespan
Cork has natural micro rubber particles that lengthen the lifespan of your flooring. It is made up of 50 percent air, which helps it withstand pressure. It is a lightweight, yet durable material. In fact, it can last for decades if properly maintained.
Our natural cork flooring is milled using the “Click” technology with a tongue and groove center core. It helps create a tight connection between planks without using glue. It also makes the installation quick and convenient. Additionally, it also makes repair easier.
Thermal Insulator, Minimizes Noise and Vibration
Cork’s ability to withstand temperature changes and resistance to moisture make cork an ideal material for wine cellar flooring in Texas. Its closed and bubble-form cell structure makes it a natural thermal insulator. It also reduces noise and vibration because it offers a cushion effect.
When it comes to visual appeal, cork flooring offers a variety of colors, patterns, and sizes. You may opt for tiles or planks, depending on how you want your flooring to look. You can even use alternate tones or colors for a striking effect.
Cork floors also blend well with any décor. Lighter shades achieve a casual look, while dark tones are ideal for formal settings. With limitless design possibilities offered by cork, Wine Cellar Specialists can create a truly unique flooring for your space.
Almada Cork Flooring
We offer Almada cork flooring. It is certified by Greenguard Children & Schools for maintaining indoor air quality. This means that this product does not introduce harmful emissions into your home. It is also easy to install. Unlike other flooring options, Almada cork flooring can be installed without the use of glue or nails.
We use beveled narrow planks to make your flooring appear like natural hardwood. The core flooring is moisture resistant exterior grade high-density fiberboard. This provides better insulation, which can help in maintaining a stable environment in your wine room.
Our Almada cork flooring collection is available in Fila Natural, Nevoa Natural, Tira Natural, and Marcus Natural.
Wine Barrel Flooring
Another popular flooring option is wine barrel flooring. Oak barrels are used to age wines for many years. They impart distinctive flavors, tint, and texture to the wine.
After about 3 years, the used barrels can be recycled. Instead of selling them as firewood or putting them into the landfill, they can be turned into something that can beautify your wine cellar.
Reclaimed wine barrel flooring is not only environment-friendly. It also adds an historic touch to your wine cellar.
At WholeCellar, we utilize the top, inside, and outside parts of the barrels, so nothing goes to waste. We break them into long strips and engineer them so we can make exceptional flooring for our clients.
The vertical wood that makes up the barrel sides are called Stave. The distinctive markings left were from the metal hoop bands of the barrel.
The Cooperage style flooring is made from the wood of the top and bottom parts of the barrel. It shows the markings and cooper stamps, which are used to identify the original contents of the barrel and the logo of the winery.
If you want your flooring to display the “wine-stained” part of the barrel, the Infusion style is a perfect choice. The planks, which were naturally infused by the wine, have various shades of reds.
We use the tongue and groove when installing wine barrel flooring. The planks are 5/8” thick and available in random widths and lengths. The flooring is micro–beveled and pre-finished in sealant.
Let us Help Choose the Best Flooring Option for Your Wine Cellar in Texas
With an aim to make every wine cellar design exceptional and be eco-friendly at the same time, WholeCellar and Wine Cellar Specialists offer the best flooring options: cork and wine barrel flooring. Start your project today! Contact us at +1 (844) 608-4199!