Here’s What You Didn’t Know About Cork Flooring
If you’ve been doing any research on flooring choices, chances are you’ve come across an article or two on the benefits of cork flooring. Cork flooring is a good choice for every room in your home because of its soft features, its sustainability factor … and it looks great.
But as much as you may already know about cork flooring, there are probably a few things you didn’t know that can help you make choosing cork flooring a little easier.
Cork flooring is made from the bark of a Cork Oak Tree. Taking the bark doesn’t kill the tree, the tree simply regrows the bark again and again. Because a Cork Oak Tree can live as long as 500 years, this makes cork flooring a renewable and sustainable flooring choice that’s good for a variety of reasons.
The Cork Oak Tree can be found throughout the Mediterranean region of Europe and in Northern Africa. As cork is harvested from the tree, it is ground, processed into sheets, and baked in a kiln to create the final product.
The final cork sheets are created from the cork itself, and from air. The air pockets within the flooring make it impact resistant, soft to walk and stand on, and help insulate against both heat and cold. Because it’s warm to the touch, you never have to worry about hopping out of bed and landing on cold tiles again.
Cork flooring has a longevity factor that can match other popular flooring choices such as woods and tiles. Cork can easily last 25 years and more with the proper care. It’s a durable choice that requires little maintenance and clean up.
Because each cork flooring sheet is made from a natural product, no two sheets will ever be the same. This provides you with a unique, one of a kind choice that will add to the overall beauty of your home.
Cork flooring is a great choice to keep your home healthy and clean. Cork is hypoallergenic, resists mold, mildew and bacteria.
Think cork flooring may be the right choice for your home? Start by seeing your options. We can show you the many styles and colors available, and answer all of your questions before you make your final decision.