If you’ve ever stepped on cork flooring
, then you already know how comfortable it is to walk on, as it “gives” as you walk. It’s one of the most comfortable floor coverings available, yet it is incredibly aesthetic as well. You can easily match nearly any decor scheme, and the benefits continue to astound homeowners no matter which rooms they cover with this material. Continue reading to find out even more benefits of this flooring and how it could be exactly what you’re looking for in your own home.
Cork provides a comfortable cushion underfoot as it gives under
compression. Due to the cork ‘bounce back’, recovery from marks left by
furniture will leave minimal residual indentation; far less noticeable
than on wood, carpet or vinyl.
Cork is a fire inhibitor that does
not spread flame. It will not produce toxic gases upon combustion and
can be easily sanded and refinished. Interestingly, cork is also a
natural insect repellent and antimicrobial that fights the development
Redrock Flooring Designs is proud to serve the areas of Sedona, Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Camp Verde, Flagstaff, Coconino, and Yavapai, all from our showroom location in Sedona, AZ. We offer high-quality flooring materials for every room in your home and offer the services that can turn your dream flooring into a stunning reality. With great dedication to customer satisfaction, you will find we go the extra mile to make sure you have exactly what you’re looking for in your flooring. Make sure you visit us soon to find out how we can be of service to you.
As a floor covering, cork is not new to the flooring industry. However, its benefits as a renewable material source have sent it into the spotlight, making it highly prized. Harvested from cork oak trees every nine years, the trees themselves go on living and can have a lifespan of up to 200 years or more. The cork oak forests are often passed down through generations within a single family in the cork business, creating jobs for years to come.
Cork floors are wonderful for any room in which you’ll be standing for long periods of time. The kitchen, with meal preparation being a major function in that room, is a great placement. However, if you have young or old residents in the home, this material makes a great flooring for their rooms as well, offering protection against falls. If falls do happen, the softness of the material can keep a serious injury from happening, which makes it highly sought after for this reason as well.
As an insulative feature, cork can even save you money on your energy bills. Additionally, you’ll find these floors offer noise reduction and a quieter atmosphere. When you have a busy household, this can be one of the most sought-after features of all.