Cork Flooring

Information on a durable and environmentally friendly flooring option for your lifestyle.

The Pros of Cork Flooring

While you are exploring what type of floor to install in your home, you should consider the advantages that cork flooring would bring. If you especially love quiet living and being barefoot, you will be happy to know that cork flooring is one of the quietest and warmest flooring options available next to carpets, but is easy to clean like hardwoods. Also, its unique look and versatility will go well with many of your interior decorating themes and last for many years.

Cork floors are quiet.

Cork boards are made of oak bark, meaning that they contain porous cells that act like insulators. Because of this, they absorb loud noises and footfalls and are ideal for theater rooms or hallways where you don't want to disturb people while walking by. Apartments would also benefit from cork floors by making the upper floors less noisy. The porous boards also don't feel too hot or cold because the air insulates temperature well.

Cork floors are low-maintenance.

Because cork floors are covered in either wax or a polyurethane coating, general upkeep involves a following the manufacturer’s recommendation, and having beautiful floors as a result. Cork floors won't trap dust and let allergens hang around the house, either. When you notice that the top coat is losing its luster, recoating the cork floor is a possibility and will help maintain that fresh look.

Cork Flooring is strong and resistant to many undesirable elements.

Cork floors are known for their strength and can hold their ground even under heavy appliances and furniture.  Since cork is naturally antimicrobial, it resists mold that can cause sicknesses in your home. They also resist moisture and flame, increasing the chances of this floor retaining its look and quality in spite of unforeseen events. Finally, cork floors repel insects because they are coated with a natural wax called suberin that bugs hate.