Choose Environment Friendly Cork Flooring For Your Home

Cork’s durability is legendary. It is a well-known and well-loved floor finish that stands the test of time.Cork durability comes from the fact that it is a “resilient” floor finish. That is to say that it compresses and then returns to its original shape. It is also water proof – the only wood product that can claim this. The water resistant properties come from Suberin – the waxy product found in most plant life. Cork oaks produce a natural abundance of Suberin which gives cork many of its secondary properties: water proof, antimicrobial, fire resistant, and insect resistant.

A cork floor can be site-finished to make it impervious to surface spills – just like a hardwood. Cork offers a warm surface that is easy on the joints as well as the ears – just like carpet. These are the benefits to cork – in a nutshell it can take over the jobs of three flooring options. This allows for continuity through a space without having to compromise colour schemes or fluidity of movement when working with open flooring plans. The cork floating floor is perfect for basements; it keeps the chill and playrooms to keep the noise at bay.

As well as being an attractive and environmentally-friendly material, cork is a durable substance with many practical attributes, including being fire-resistant, a good insulator of both sound and heat, being easy to clean, soft underfoot and almost impossible to dent due to its springy nature.

Cork offers a quietness that is difficult to fathom until you have lived or worked in a space with this type of flooring. The quietness is an often over looked aspect of cork that has become highly prized in today’s modern world. A serenity, a peacefulness is brought into any space that utilizes cork flooring. This makes cork highly prized in large echoing spaces – such as places of worship or study.

Bathroom flooring has evolved as a pretty amazing flooring option for homes and more and more people are electing to go cork. These days we are more concerned about protecting the environment and we try to ensure that we do our bit to contribute. Cork is hand peeled from the Oak Cork treeonce every 9 to 15 years. Cork is 100% eco-friendly and renewable making cork flooring a smart choice.

Listed are just some of the benefits of installing a cork floor. Cork flooring can help lower your heating cost, is resistant to mould mildew and pests, is warm to touch, is hypo-allergenic, and can reduce sound and noise vibrations between floors. Cork flooring is available in floating floors and glue-down tiles, and can be used on walls and ceiling.

We have given you some of the reasons to go green with cork flooring now the choice is up to you?

 

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