Set the Mood – Wine Cellar Flooring Options for Your Wine Cellar Construction
Most people buy a couple bottles of wine at a time, and enjoy them promptly, and then purchase some more. For some, wine is just a hobby, while for others, it’s their passion. For people who collect wines to sell at some point in time, the wine itself is a good enough reason for even just a small and simple wine cellar.
In wine cellar construction, a lot of things are considered, including the wall, the ceiling frames and coverings, cell foam, the vapor barrier, insulation, the door, and lighting. As important as every aspect of the plan is the flooring.
Wine cellar flooring should be able to support the weight of your cellar contents, such as the wine racking, the furniture, the cabinetry, and, of course, the wines. Most wine cellars are actually built in the basement or some other lower part of the home. But, there are times when the cellar is on top of a living space, where a typical rule for your flooring is applied: 500 bottles is equal to a ton – that’s approximately 2,000 pounds.
The flooring, especially if the cellar is within your home, should be tough and solid, and able to sustain unforgiving conditions while maintaining your wine cellar design. Carpet is a big no-no for wine cellars, because it will not withstand common wine spills and invariable moisture. So, here is a list of options for your wine cellar flooring:
Be it a traditional or contemporary look, stone is a favorite when it comes to wine cellar flooring. Stone flooring can be a pattern, or randomly designed marble, brick, slate or travertine, each with its own unique look and effect.
This type of wine cellar flooring is usually designed using broken and fitted fine china, porcelain tiles or stained glass, and a signature piece is at the center of the floor. The design is simply grouted on a mason board with a protective glaze to seal it.
Tiles are hard-wearing and are easily cleaned. Some wine cellar flooring made of tiles has painted accents. These tiles are scratch-resistant, and can be 12 x 12 or 6 x 6, depending on your ornamental needs or preferences.
Nothing says “wine cellar” like a floor made of cork. It is sustainable, durable and natural. It even contains a natural insect repellent substance known as subherin. Cork flooring is usually treated to help it become more resistant to molds as well as mildews, and to protect it from moisture.
This material has become a staple when it comes to wine cellar construction. A sealed hardwood floor makes a distinct statement for wine cellar flooring. Sometimes, they are installed in patterns, inlaid medallions or mosaics. However, it is ideal to use this type of flooring if you are not directly installing onto the concrete.
Whichever wine cellar flooring you choose, just make sure that you are perfectly comfortable and at peace with it, because your wine cellar can be your escape from the busy world. The mood set in your wine room is imperative for the experience. It will be a sanctuary where you can spend time and enjoy life with your family, your friends, or just yourself.
Coastal Wine Cellars California will help you with your wine cellar design and wine cellar flooring construction. We offer design consultation and 3D wine cellar design, all for free!
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