When you’re ready to choose the flooring for that new construction project or room remodel, consider the benefits of cork. Cork flooring has so many advantages over other types of flooring that’s it quickly gaining ground as a go-to choice, especially for homeowners concerned about the environment. Here are some of the reasons we at Floor Coverings International Northshore recommend cork flooring for Burnaby homes:
Cork Flooring is Environmentally Friendly
A sustainable building material, cork is harvested without killing the tree on which it grows, leaving little impact on the cork forests of Spain and Portugal. It’s also important to note that the production of cork flooring itself comes about as a byproduct in the manufacture of cork bottle-stoppers. As bottle-stoppers are produced, any leftover cork material is put through a grinding process and binders are added to form the ground cork into flooring.
Cork Floors Are Durable
When professionally installed and well maintained, cork floors can last up to forty years. This is due, in part, to cork’s natural ability to bounce back. Marks left by heavy furniture and heavy traffic are only temporary on cork. This type of flooring is also resistant to cracking, which gives it a leg-up over vinyl and some categories of tile.
Cork Flooring is Beautiful and Versatile
Available in a range of colors and finishes, cork flooring can be designed to complement most spaces. It’s resistant to mildew, as well as mold, and it has natural antimicrobial features that make it a good choice for bathrooms and kitchens. It can be purchased as tiles or planks and installed accordingly, and it’s soft and comfy underfoot, while providing acoustic benefits as well.
If you haven’t considered installing cork flooring in your home, it may be time to give it a chance! Easy to install and able to fit most design schemes, this natural material will bring comfort and peace of mind to you and your family. Schedule a free consultation with Floor Coverings International Northshore today!
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