Cork Flooring

Cork Flooring

Cork Flooring

Cork is a natural bark stripped off the oak, and has been used for many decades – particularly in Europe. The appeal has now come forward because as a floor, not only is it comfortable – the natural aspect makes it an environmentally friendly product.

Cork floors are great for kitchens, family rooms, hallways and entrance halls, and have a number of features and advantages:

  • They are softer and more comfortable to stand on, especially while working in the kitchen.
  • Cork floors insulate against hot and cold temperatures; generally feeling warm underfoot.
  • Cork has a greater resilience and memory, which allows it to recover after impact.
  • Cork is scratch resistant.
  • Perfect because of its hypoallergenic properties.
  • Cork flooring reduces noise.
  • Cork is a natural insulator.
  • The texture and uniqueness of cork creates an interesting visual.
  • Easy to clean and maintain – sweep, mop or vacuum.
  • The expansion or shrinkage from moisture or heat happens more evenly and in all directions; whereas the expansion of wood products across the grain will generally show in the joints.
  • The high-density construction of cork floors allows them to withstand heavy traffic.

Cork floors are typically more durable than other floors, and if maintained well can last for decades.

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