What is Cork Flooring?

It is time to install some new flooring in your home, but you don’t know what to choose. Do you go with carpet, tile, linoleum, hard wood, or…cork? That’s right, the same material that is used to keep your wine fresh is also a viable flooring material. Who knew?

Well, cork flooring has actually been around for quite some time, though it is just now spiking in popularity. With everyone’s peaked interest in going green, sustainable flooring, like cork, has seen a resurgence in the flooring world.

This article from TLC.HowStuffWorks.com explains the benefits of cork flooring.

There are two main ways to install cork flooring. The first and more traditional method is adhesive connection. The cork flooring is cut into tiles and glued to the subflooring. The second method is floating floor installation. The cork flooring is specially cut with tongue-and-groove connections to allow for easy installation. This method, unlike adhesive connection, allows the cork to be installed on top of the existing floor. This means it can be easily removed and replaced whenever your taste changes.

Not only is installation a cinch, but cork flooring is also great for the environment. Only the bark of the cork oak tree, which replenishes every nine years, is harvested – meaning cork is a renewable resource. Cork flooring can also be considered to be made from recycled content. Instead of ending up in a landfill, the waste from the production of corks is transformed into cork flooring.

So why would you choose any other form of flooring. You can help the environment while practically walking on air. Cork flooring is the best choice for the planet and your home.

For more information, contact Jim Boyd’s Flooring America by calling 410-667-0620 or click here today!


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