Wine cellars showcase your collection, and should have aesthetically pleasing accents that are also functional to maintain proper temperature and humidity conditions. Choosing the best racking for your project is a top priority, but it is important to remember the wine cellar flooring. Whether you are designing a classic wine cellar with traditional wood racking, or a contemporary glass wine cellar, the floor makes a big statement.
Wine Cellar Floors to Avoid
Carpet – Mold may grow in carpet due to the high-humidity conditions of a wine cellar.
Radiant Flooring – The heat is bad for your wine, and will compete with your cooling unit, increasing the thermal load of your wine cellar.
Recommended Wine Cellar Floors
Travertine Tiles – Evoking the warm colors of Tuscany, the tiles can have custom inlays or painted wine motifs that will add a personal touch to your wine cellar.
Hardwood Floor or Luxury Laminate – Practical and elegant, they can be purchased to complement the racking stain, integrating with a wide range of cellar styles. Luxury vinyl laminate is interlocking and can mimic the look of a hardwood floor, while resisting dents and chips, often coming with a 30 year or lifetime warranty.
Recycled Barrel Stave Flooring – Hand-finished from used wine barrels, each plank has a variation of pattern and color, with rich history. Using tongue and groove installation, it can be a stunning addition to your wine cellar.
Stone – Create a chessboard marble floor, delicate white surface, or mimic the rough aged stone of an Old World wine cave with this versatile material.
Unique Wine Cellar Floors
Cork – Springy and fun, it has an attractive theme, but must be replaced every few years.
Scored Concrete – Refresh a bland concrete floor with stains, etching, and scored designs.
Leather – Rare and difficult to maintain, it can add a luxurious atmosphere to your wine cellar.
Brick – If your home has rustic or industrial decor, using brick, perhaps in an intricate pattern, is an attractive touch.
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Gallery of Wine Cellar Floor Ideas