At Floor Coverings International Jupiter, we love cork flooring because it’s eco-friendly, sustainable, and beautiful! Cork floors are a wonderful and unique choice for many homes and businesses that want to stand out from the crowd.
The Origin of Cork
Cork flooring comes from a type of oak tree called a cork oak. It is more sustainable than hardwood because harvesting the cork doesn’t harm the tree at all. Native to parts of Africa and Europe, these trees get the cork bark stripped off of them and then begin to regenerate. In less than a decade they’re ready to be harvested again!
Cork flooring has many different options. It can be turned into planks that emulate hardwood flooring or be made into cork floor tiles. Apart from being eco-friendly and sustainable, cork flooring tiles have many benefits for homeowners. To start, they’re incredibly unique! Have you ever seen a cork floor in anyone’s home? Cork floors are great for those who want to be kind to the planet and take the road less traveled.
Cork flooring tiles are available in many different colors and designs to complement the décor of any home. There’s not a lot to worry about with cork! They’re resistant to fire and water, naturally antimicrobial, and repel insects, bacteria, and germs. They also make a terrible environment for mold and mildew to grow in, which makes them even more appealing.
Cork floor tiles are durable and comfortable. The floors have give and feel slightly cushioned, which helps them hold up to everyday foot traffic and makes them more comfortable to stand on. Cork bounces back as you travel across the room, making it a wonderful flooring choice for anyone with knee, joint, or back pain.
Call the experts at Floor Coverings International in West Palm Beach today and we’ll tell you all about cork flooring. We offer free in-home design consultations so our customers are happy with the complete flooring experience!
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