Benefits of Cork Flooring
Exotic and Eco-friendly, cork flooring is one of the most environmentally friendly flooring options around since instead of being harvested from the wood of the cork oak tree, it is harvested from the bark, which is done without damaging trees.
Why is cork so great for flooring?
The structure of cork resembles a honeycomb in the way that the cells that make it up are spread out and retain a lot of air. This makes a cork floor not only soft underfoot but resilient and able to bounce back from the pressures of heavy furniture and even high heels!
Be as Loud as You Want
Cork is known for being a sound-controlling solution. Because of the honeycomb structure of cork, it absorbs vibrations and sounds to spread them out and reduce sounds between floors. For entertainment rooms or other rooms you anticipate to be loud, cork might be the option for you!
Maintain the Heat
Cork’s airiness reduces heat loss in the rooms it is used in and can even save you money on heating and cooling costs. Cork also rarely changes in temperature and maintains a nice balance so it never feels too hot or too cold to the touch.
As a natural floor, cork has properties that allow it to be antimicrobial and hypoallergenic. Cork is made up in part by something called suberin, which is a natural wax and is also a natural bug and mold repellent. Further, cork will not absorb allergens like dust.
Interested in learning more about cork or visualizing how it will look in your home? Come visit our City Carpets Carpet One showroom in San Rafael, CA today or give us a call at 415-726-2882.