Cork flooring might not be a new flooring concept, but improvements have been made to make it even better than before. Cork floors were traditionally used in churches and libraries since they absorb noise better than other flooring options, but now cork flooring is everywhere! It’s environmentally friendly, affordable, energy efficient and durable. Interested in learning more about cork flooring? Don’t go anywhere.
When you think of cork flooring you probably get the image of giant pieces of corkboard being laid down on your floor, but that couldn’t be more wrong. It’s warm and cushiony and feels soft like suede. The majority of cork used for flooring (and wine bottle corks) comes from the bark of a cork oak tree. Who knew there was such a thing as a cork oak tree? Did you also know that cork used for flooring can be baked to create different tones? Well it can! The flooring is baked to bring out different neutral tones from its color scheme. It can also be painted or stained any color.
Since cork flooring has become so popular, manufacturers changed the way the flooring was processed to meet consumer’s needs. The use of the veneer production technique allows manufacturers to duplicate cork flooring designs on a much larger scale. However, cork is extremely economical. Cork flooring can cost only half as much as comparable hardwood or laminate flooring. You can create a mosaic style pattern with scraps of cork flooring to give your home a truly unique feel.
Cork flooring isn’t only economical, it’s also one of the greenest flooring choices you can make. It’s as easy to clean as wood or tile flooring, plus the resiliency of carpet. You can use cork flooring in your living room or bedroom. You can also use it in bathrooms or saunas. Cork has very elastic and because of this, you can apply cork to uneven surfaces or directly on top of preexisting flooring like wood or linoleum. Also, if you have a lot of foot traffic in your home, cork is perfect!
If you’re looking for flooring that is natural, affordable and energy efficient then look no further. Cork flooring is a great option for high traffic areas of the home and will keep the noise down to a minimum. It’s also soft and sturdy so it will hold up well over time. If you’re interested in learning more about cork flooring or would like to see some of the styles available at Tish Flooring, give us a call at 317-879-TISH!