Cork flooring has become quite popular in the last ten years. There are many benefits to this type of flooring, and its durability and beauty make it suitable for nearly any room in the house. Let the experts at Floor Coverings International of Jupiter and West Palm Beach guide you through picking out your perfect cork flooring today!
Resilient and Easy to Clean
Regular sweeping once a week and perhaps some vacuuming is all that is required when cleaning cork flooring. In addition, damp-mopping the floor will help, but this is only required about once every two weeks in order to remove built up dirt and grime. Make sure not to get your cork floors too wet though, as cork will avoid moisture and is susceptible to mold. Cork flooring is also a very durable flooring option because, although it feels like a hard material, it is actually slightly resilient and will bounce back after heavy foot traffic. Cork is usually used in huge public spaces for exactly this reason, such as libraries or churches.
Barely a Whisper
Cork is known to absorb sound waves and serves as an excellent insulator against noise as well as cold. Reverberation when sound waves bounce is remarkably reduced with cork flooring, as compared to solid or laminate hardwood flooring. Cork usually has an underlayment that reduces sound transfer as well. This makes even the heaviest walker much quieter when coming down the hallway.
Save on Energy
Fortunately, cork is great for all seasons. In a cold winter, your cork floor will keep heat in, using the same insulation properties that contribute to its quiet nature. In the summer however, the effects are reversed! Cork stays cool when humidity levels rise. This type of flooring won’t feel as man-made as other types of flooring might, since it is a natural material, and cork will be comforting no matter where you live or what season it is.
Cork flooring has many perks, so if you’re looking for flooring that is sustainable, durable, and beautiful, then cork might be right for your home! Call Floor Coverings International of Jupiter and West Palm Beach today in order to schedule a free in-home consultation. Our experts will be happy to assist you in choosing the perfect cork flooring for your home!
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