Cork Flooring

Sustainable Cork Flooring

Cork Flooring is made from the bark of cork oak trees. It’s a sustainable flooring option, as the bark is harvested without destroying the tree and it grows back as quickly as 9 years, ready to be harvested again. Cork flooring offers excellent thermal insulation and sound absorption properties.

Cork Flooring Benefits

Cork flooring promises quieter, more comfortable rooms that keep your joints, your home, and your planet happy. Cork is naturally renewable, and simply trimmed from the bark of the cork oak tree which then regenerates. Planks in this collection are topped with a high resistance finish, making them easier to clean and better protected from scratches. The cork material in both the top beauty layer and bottom underlayment of these planks is also naturally water resistant, sound insulating, antimicrobial, and temperature regulating.

For most of us in the flooring industry, hardwood flooring projects are the ones that we’re most proud of and the ones that we’re most looking forward to being a part of. Visit our Noth Vancouver hardwood flooring showroom today.

Why People Are Choosing Cork Floors

Cork floors have become increasingly popular because they offer a practical and sustainable flooring material that is comfortable to walk on, easy to clean, and environmentally responsible. In the past many people were not aware of cork floors or they confused them with linoleum or vinyl products, but more people are becoming educated about what it takes to care for cork floors and its benefits as time goes on. Some of the benefits of cork floors include:

Comfortable to stand on – These floors are known to be comfortable and soft underfoot, making them a good option for those who need comfort as they walk or stand throughout the day such as people with joint issues or disabilities. They also help reduce glare and noise so they’re ideal for high traffic areas or homes with children and pets where noise reduction is key.

Quiet – Cork floors are very noise-reducing because of the insulation from the cork material. This has been proven in studies where a five-decibel reduction was found when walking on a cork floor over a hardwood floor. Many people love the natural quietness made by these floors and they make for happy homes if you’re looking to reduce outside noise.

Appealing Aesthetic – These floors have a classic, natural beauty that many people adore. The organic shape of the planks look elegant and timeless with a wide variety

Cork floors are one of the most environmentally friendly, sustainable flooring options available. They are naturally renewable, antibacterial, antimicrobial, sound-insulating, comfortable to walk on and very durable.

Cork Floors Are Environmentally Responsible

Cork is harvested by removing the outer bark only once every 9 years without damaging the tree, allowing it to regenerate quickly. This means that cork trees can be harvested on a sustainable basis while maintaining long-term success of the forest. So not only are cork floors responsible, but also the manufacturers who supply them.

Cork flooring is a tough and long-lasting flooring choice – Once installed, these floors will last for years to come without warping or fading. They’re resilient against damage from everyday use and easy to clean so they don’t need the ongoing fuss of refinishing or recoating like some other flooring options.

Caring for Your Cork Floor

Cork floors are fairly easy to clean by sweeping or vacuuming to remove dust and debris, then mopping with a neutral cleaner. Buff any scuff marks with a dry cloth to prevent them from setting in. To maintain the finish on your floor, follow the manufacturer’s instructions.