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 of mildew.