26 Apr Which Wine Floor Option Should You Opt For?
Most people buy no more than a few bottles of wine at a time. Once they are done enjoying them, they purchase a few more. Wine collection is largely a hobby for some, while it’s a passion for others. Having a simple wine cellar is an excellent option for those who want to cellar their wine, enjoy it at a later date or even sell it in the future.
Several things like the wall coverings, vapour barrier, insulation, door design and material, and lighting have to be taken into consideration while constructing a wine cellar. Just like all the elements mentioned above, the floor is an important aspect as well.
It should be able to support the weight of the contents in the cellar like the furniture, wine racking, the wines themselves, and the cabinetry. Wine cellars are typically built in lower areas of the house like basements. However, a few people still choose to have it installed on in a room in their house.
Different Cellar Floor Materials
It is crucial for the flooring to be reliable and able to endure unforgiving conditions while maintaining the design of the wine cellar. You should avoid carpets as they cannot handle wine spills or the moisture.
However, there are a large number of materials that you can use to create the right aesthetic, and maintain the integrity and functionality of the space. Here is a list of wine cellar flooring options for you:
Stone is probably the most common choice when it comes to flooring for wine cellars. Whether you’re aiming for a more traditional look or a contemporary one, stone is an excellent option. The flooring could have patterns, a random marble design, or made from travertine or slate.
This type of flooring is achieved by using stained glass or broken the fitted china porcelain tiles. The signature piece is usually located at the centre of the floor. The design is grouted on a mason board and may have a sealant application for protection.
Tiles are incredibly durable and can be cleaned very easily. Many people opt for tiles with painted accents and many varieties are scratch-resistant. Depending on your specific needs the dimensions of the tiles can either be 12” x 12” or 6” x 6”. If you have a more expansive wine cellar, you might want to consider using large format tiles in your custom wine cellar.
Cork is an excellent wine cellar flooring choice. It is durable, natural and sustainable. It even contains a natural insect repellent called subherin making it more resistant to mould and mildew. Cork is specially treated to protect it from moisture. It is easy to maintain and requires only regular sweeping or vacuuming. Consider cleaning it with a pre-finished hardwood product occasionally.
This material is extremely popular when it comes to the construction of wine cellars. Many hardwood floors have patterns, mosaics or medallion inlays. These floorings are ideal only if you are not fixing it onto concrete.
Your wine cellar is an escape from the outside world, making it essential for you to select flooring that you are comfortable with. The mood you set in your cellar is crucial to creating the experience and ambience you want. The right kind of flooring adds an exciting dimension to a wine cellar. Choose something that suits your style and preferences as this is a place where you will be storing and showcasing your precious wines.
To find out about how Signature Cellars can help you design and build a wine storage solution that can help protect your investment and add value to your home, call us on 1300 570 636 or email email@example.com.
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