I’ve been searching for the perfect eco-friendly flooring for my new condo. I’ve seen some cork flooring products on the market, but I’m not sure if it’s for me. Can you tell me more?
-Joe in Atlanta
Cork is a flooring product that is as unique as it is beautiful. Cork is available in a wide variety or styles and patterns that can suit a variety of interior design styles. The beauty of cork is “more than skin deep.” Cork, which comes from the cork oak tree, is an environmentally friendly and sustainable flooring product. This is because cork is harvested approximately every ten years without actually chopping down the tree that produces it. Cork is the bark of the cork oak, and it is made up of air filled dead cells, cellulose and waxy substance called suberin. When the cork is removed, the tree naturally produces more bark which can be harvested again and again.
If you think of a cork board when someone says cork flooring, the picture in your head couldn’t be further from the truth. Cork varies from light colored and simple, like the creamy white APC Cork Cremes Apollo White Cork Flooring to multi-colored and playful like APC Cork Kids Collection Building Blocks Cork Flooring. Cork flooring can be purchased in both glue down and click together tile styles.
Cork has some unique benefits as a flooring material. Cork absorbs sound, which makes it the perfect choice for your condo installation. It also provides some thermal insulation, and is impact absorbing while still being tough and durable. This makes cork floors like the one shown to the left a unique choice playrooms. In addition, cork is hypoallergenic, making it an excellent flooring choice for allergy sufferers.
Overall, cork is a flooring choice that is both unique, beautiful and environmentally friendly. Click here to buy cork flooring and save up to $100 using coupon code ZLS564201. -Rob