Did you know that flooring could be made from cork? This eco-friendly flooring option has become increasingly popular, and for good reason. Follow along with Floor Coverings International Waukesha as we explore some of the many benefits of cork flooring.
Cork is a particularly dense material that is able to repel a whole host of allergens, including animal dander, dust, and pollen. This flooring is great for homeowners who suffer from seasonal allergies or who have pets that can cause coughing and sneezing.
Cork is a natural insulator against noise and temperature fluctuations. These floors are great for large families, where noise reduction would be appreciated. They are also great for homes that see extreme summers and winters since cork flooring helps to retain heat in the winter and insulates against exterior heat during the summer.
Soft and Cushiony Underfoot
Cork is known for being extremely soft, providing a nice cushion under your feet. Be mindful that due to this softness, heavy furniture can occasionally sink into the floor. You can prevent this by placing furniture on coasters or on large planks of wood.
Cork is harvested from cork oak trees, which grow primarily in southwestern Europe and northwestern Africa. Unlike hardwood floors, which require that the whole tree be cut down, cork bark regrows, with no lasting damage being done to the tree. This makes it an eco-friendly and sustainable flooring option that doesn’t negatively affect the environment. Additionally, cork flooring is biodegradable, so when it is done being used it will not languish in a landfill or otherwise bring harm to the environment.
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Floor Coverings International Waukesha would love to help you decide on flooring for your home! We provide free, in-home design consultations to homeowners in the Waukesha, Brookfield, Milwaukee, and surrounding areas. Give us a call, and be sure to ask us about your $200 flooring discount!
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