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Wine Cellar Flooring: 4 Great Options To Choose From

October 7th, 2010

What you’re stepping ON in your wine cellar is just as important as all the other elements of what you’re stepping into – wine racks, ceiling, insulation, walls, tables, etc.

There are several excellent choices for your wine cellar flooring in the market today, and what’s fun about the selection process is finding the one design that blends well with your shelving and racks to create a beautiful and lasting environment for your wine collection.

Here are Wine Cellar Innovations, you can choose from cork, vintage wine barrels, painted tiles, to mosaics for your wine flooring. Get to know each one to determine which one would make fabulous flooring for your wine cellar!

Cork Cleopatra FlooringCork flooring

For the eco-conscious, go for cork wine cellar flooring. Cork is a natural and durable material that is harvested with minimal impact on the environment, and like bamboo, it is a rapidly renewable resource.

We love cork flooring because it is gentle on the feet. It is an excellent thermal and acoustic insulator. What’s more, cork contains subherin, a natural insect repellent that will even keep termites away! You don’t need to worry about mold and mildew either, because cork flooring is usually treated with Microban, which helps it be mold and mildew resistant. It’s also treated with a moisture protection system to create a watertight seal and helps the cork wear longer.

Cork flooring is easy to maintain too. Regular sweeping or vacuuming, and an occasional cleaning with a hardwood product would do.

Vintage Wine Barrel flooring

Here’s an exciting wine flooring idea – using vintage wine barrel parts!

When you use vintage wine barrel flooring, you’ll get a truly unique design because no two pieces of a wine barrel are exactly alike! The outside portion of the barrel has distinct markings, so how’s that for a great piece of art?

Vintage Wine Barrel FlooringWhat’s great about using wine barrels is that all parts are used — including the tops and bottoms of each barrel. Because the aged barrels have the unique patina of the wine permanently infused into the wood, it adds an old world feel to any wine cellar!

Here at Wine Cellar Innovations, each reclaimed wood component is carefully inspected for quality, color, and structural integrity. A wine cellar floor from old wine barrels beautifully finished and sealed is durable and definitely timeless!

Painted Tile flooring

Tile is a wonderful material to use in your wine cellar, but we love them even more when they come with hand-painted designs!

Painted tiles can feature your favorite wine labels, pictures of vineyard scenes and other wine motifs designed around your specifications. Painted tile wine cellar flooring is a great option because it is also durable, can be easily washed, and can even retain their color even after scratching or chipping! Each piece of tile we create here is handled several times, as it is hand painted with a series of colored glazes. The glazes are truly baked into the tile for a lifetime of color and durability. Because each painted tile is scratch resistant, you can scrub it with cleaning agents commonly used on tile, and they will not affect the fired glaze. Indeed, painted tiles make a great attraction in your wine cellar!

Bottles Glasses Painted Tile Flooring

Mosaic flooring

How would you like a mosaic medallion or a signature piece for the center of your floor?

Mosaic wine room flooring features blend of antique fine china, stained glass and porcelain tiles. These materials are broken and fitted into a vineyard landscape, floral or grape motif, wine bottles or glasses, geometric design, or even a picture of people or animals. A protective glaze is then applied to seal the art work.

Strength and longevity are two main attributes of porcelain mosaic tile.  They are also water and bacteria resistant. Mosaic tiles may be applied to both walls and floors, and because they do are non- slippery, they are an excellent choice for areas that may get wet. With colorful designs to brighten up your wine cellar, the effects of mosaic flooring bring style and elegance to the home of your wines!

For how to get one of these floors in your wine cellar, please contact us for more details.