Cork flooring is seeing a rise in popularity, and becoming a more main-stream floor as time goes on. Cork flooring is a “green” and eco-friendly floor because it is sourced from a renewable resource. Cork comes from the bark of the cork oak tree and is harvested from living trees. Most cork flooring is used from ground up, compressed recycled cork that is bonded with resin. Hopkins Carpet One Floor & Home brings you the latest and greatest in flooring, and cork is just one of the environmentally-friendly flooring solutions we have for your home.
Cork flooring provides relief and comfort other hard surface flooring options do not due to its soft and cushioned surface. The feeling of cork underfoot cannot be compared to with hardwood or luxury vinyl. Cork flooring has become a popular option for rooms where you stand for a long period of time, like kitchens. You can also install cork in children’s playrooms because it can act as a cushion if someone trips or falls.
Inside every piece of cork are tiny air-filled chambers, making cork a natural insulator. These chambers act as barriers again noise and effectively insulate a room. You can also save on costs for heating and cooling bills. The same properties that insulate noise can also reduce the transmission of heat into a room in the summer and out of a room in the winter.
Cork is naturally hypoallergenic and features antimicrobial properties. It repels dust and other small particles from its surface. It is also an easy to clean material. The natural wax in cork repels and resists the growth of small organisms and helps promote a healthier environment in your home.
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To learn more about cork flooring or other environmentally friendly flooring options, be sure to visit our showroom or give us a call!