Cork flooring has been gaining in popularity recently in the greater Concord, CA area. Here at Floor Coverings International Concord, we love cork flooring and think you should know more about it. Not sure whether it’s the right flooring choice for your home? Here are three reasons to help you decide!
Cork is a very sustainable, eco-friendly material that comes from the cork oak tree. Native to parts of southwest Europe and northwest Africa, cork naturally produces a thick bark that can be harvested every 8-9 years without the need of cutting down the tree. Cork oaks often live for more than 200 years, and each tree can produce large quantities of cork throughout a lifetime. What’s more? Cork is a natural insulator that can help moderate the temperature of your home and even help reduce your electric bill.
2. Durable Comfort
With proper treatment, cork makes a very resilient flooring that will last for years. Its ability to compress under weight provides a pleasingly cushioned surface for your feet, as well as allows the material to bounce back after an impact. Just know that it’s important to have cork professionally resealed every 5 to 7 years in order to prevent discoloration or damage and to help prolong the life of the floors.
If you are looking for a completely unique flooring, cork is the material for you. Cork flooring is available in a variety of colors, from lighter blondes to darker browns, and takes stains nicely, giving you a range of designs to elevate the look of your home. Unlike other natural flooring materials, cork can be installed almost anywhere in your home, just as long as it’s properly sealed to protect it from moisture and humidity.
Need More Reasons?
Cork’s natural insulating properties also allow it to absorb noise, as well as prevent sounds from rooms below from traveling through the floor. This is a great benefit for homes with children or pets, or for any space you’d like to keep a little quieter. If that’s not enough, cork flooring is also quicker to install than other materials such as traditional hardwoods and tile. It can even be installed as a floated floor over pre-existing surfaces that are smooth and level.
To learn even more about the reasons why you should consider cork flooring for your home, call Floor Coverings International Concord today to schedule your free design consultation. We provide the greater Concord, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, & Martinez, CA areas with great selection, expert advice, and professional installation! Start your next flooring project today!
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