Cork ~ Beautiful, Warm and Totally Renewable
Cork has become one of the hottest options in today's flooring market. However, while it is becoming increasingly popular, it is important to note it has actually been around for a very long time, and is as durable as it is beautiful. Now available in a huge and beautiful array of styles, cork flooring offers some very unique benefits - and, is a totally renewable resource.
The Features & Benefits of Cork are Endless - here are just a few:
GREEN - Cork comes from the bark of the Cork Oak Tree. It is carefully harvested from living trees without harming them, and then the bark regrows. It is a totally renewable resource, and it is biodegradable - so it will completely break down at the end of its life.
COMFORTABLE - Featuring a soft, cushion like surface, cork is one of the most comfortable "hard" surfaces to walk on.
WARM & QUIET- Inside, cork is made of millions of tiny air filled chambers. This helps insulate your environment from noise and temperature extremes. Cork can keep your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer. You can hear and feel the difference in a room featuring cork.
DURABLE - Cork flooring is resilient, with quality floors able to withstand up to 1400 psi of direct pressure. Additionally, it can be refinished!
HYPOALLERGENIC & ANTIMICROBIAL PROPERTIES - Cork naturally contains Suberin, which has natural antifungal properties. It vigorously resist the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Additionally, cork tends to repel dust, hair and small particles from its surface, so it is easier to completely clean. Cork floors tend to promote higher indoor air quality.