Cork flooring is derived from the bark of the cork oak tree. The bark was designed by Mother Nature specifically to protect the tree during its lifespan. Not only is the bark inherently fire retardant to protect the tree from forest fires, but it's also resistant to extreme temperature changes prevailing in those regions, as well as resistant to more than 38 species of insects including the termite, and to the development of microbes that can cause mildew and mould. With a list of pros like that, what kitchen wouldn’t benefit from cork flooring?
The construction industry finds cork a great material to work with, as there are many benefits to using this natural material. One of its most advantageous is that the cellular structure of cork helps to reduce noise and vibration. This makes it a huge plus rooms that require good acoustics. Cork offers office flooring insulation at its best without the high cost and pollution of synthetics. Relax in peace or yammer it up with your staff. Using cork products on your floors will bring a whole new level of fun.
Cork is a great choice for busy home flooring, it is warm and soft to walk on, easy to clean and maintain and can help lower noise and sound transmissions in your home. Cork has a very unique structure and its cells are capable of trapping large amount of air and gas inside them. This makes air a very compressible material making treading comfortable on this kind of wood and grants it a soft texture.
Born and made to be eco-smart, cork makes itself one of the highest listed ‘green’ options on the market today. Unlike hardwood flooring where the tree is actually cut down, cork is acquired from the bark of the cork oak tree. Only a thin outer layer of bark is carefully peeled off the tree and no injury or damage is inflicted to the tree itself. Perfect for sustainability and for ‘green’, huh? Able to withstand decades of use, you’ll feel good knowing you’ve installed a ‘green’ flooring material in your home.
Need to see and touch before you buy? No problem. Not only do we have samples, we highly recommend that customers receive them before purchasing. We receive our stock directly form our European manufacturer and hold it in our warehouses. When you are ready to buy, we are ready to ship. It is that easy. Visit our website to order your free samples.