22 Jun Add Sophistication to Your Wine Cellar Floors With these Popular Materials
Most people just buy a few wine bottles at a time and consume them promptly and purchase some more when they need them. For some, wine is no more than a hobby, while others are extremely passionate about collecting fine wines. If you are a wine collector or invest in wines and plan to sell them sometime in the future, it’s a good idea to get a custom cellar installed in your home.
Some things to keep in view
There are a number of aspects that need to be taken into consideration in wine cellar design and installation such as:
- The walls
- Coverings and racks
- Vapour barrier
- Cell foam
- The door
The other important feature of any wine cellar is its flooring. The wine cellar flooring you choose needs to have the capacity to support the weight of the cellar’s content, such as the racks, cabinetry; the furniture and of course all the wines you intend to store there.
Most wine cellars are installed in basements or the lower level of a home. However, there could be instances in which the cellar is in the upper living space of a home; in these cases, the thumb rule is 500 bottles equal a ton – that’s about 900 kilos. The flooring, needs to be solid and tough. It should be able to maintain the cellar’s design, while being capable of sustaining unforgiving conditions.
Which wine cellar flooring material should you choose?
Carpets aren’t unsuitable for wine cellar floors as they hold moisture and are unable to endure common wine spills. Take a look at some of the popular wine cellar flooring options you can consider:
This is a very widely used option and works well with both informal as well as formal styled wine cellars. You can choose from natural stones such as bluestone, slate, flagstone, travertine and more. Choose either a random style setting or a geometric pattern for the floor.
These are very attractive, available in a variety of colours, shades, shapes, sizes and textures and look stunning on a wine floor. Tiles can be as simplistic or elaborate as you want them to be.
These are typically made with stained or broken glass, and porcelain tile bits to create a statement floor. The tile pieces are grouted on a mason board and are sealed with a glaze to protect the surface from scratches and wear.
This is a classic choice; regardless of the theme and aesthetic of your wine cellar, you can never go wrong with a hardwood floor. These floors can be installed in different patterns and you can intersperse the floor with tiles, or natural stone for a very unique effect.
Cork is another favourite when it comes to wine cellar design. It’s natural, durable and sustainable. It also contains subherin, a natural insect repellent substance. This material is treated to protect it from moisture and make it more resistant to mildew and mould.
Custom wine cellar design
No matter which wine cellar flooring you opt for, you need to make sure that its suits your styling preferences, the other materials in the space. Some of the other aspects to consider are durability, ease of maintenance and lifespan of the material.
If you enjoy collecting fine wines, you should consider getting a custom wine cellar built. We can help you with all the designs, plans and material choices. For any more information on custom wine cellar design and installation, you can call Signature Cellars on 1300 570 636 or use this contact form to get in touch with us. We’ll be pleased to assist you and provide custom solutions that match your requirements.
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