Question

Can I use cork as a ceiling in a basement that had mold removed professionally and not worry about mold again?

Asked by linda
Highland Park, IL

had basement completely unconstructed because of mold issues

Answer

Cork is an expensive material for a ceiling and would require a substrate to be applied first to which the cork can be adhered.

  • If there is a presence of moisture, cork being of a natural material will absorb the moisture.
  • I would look into using a mold resistant gypsum board.

Gypsum  is cost effective and allows you to apply color to it which could brighten up a basement (depending on the quantity of windows).

 

For more information:

Read "Can a cork floor in the basement hold up if there would be excess water?" a Q&A answered by Joel Hirshberg.

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