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THE BENEFITS OF CORK

Defining Sustainability

Cork is a natural and renewable material

that is harvested from the bark of cork oak trees. It is gaining in popularity with its quiet, comfortable and durable properties.

Durability

Resilient and able to handle moderate foot traffic, cork floors are seen in public spaces like court houses, banks, and libraries. Also, cork has a very long life span and can be repaired if damaged. Even though cork is portrayed as a hard surface, that’s not entirely true. Cork flooring for example handles every day wear much better than carpet or hardwood, Keep in mind it is susceptible to indentations so remember to use coasters under any large pieces of furniture.

Comfort

One of the unique aspects of cork is how soft and yielding it feels beneath your feet. Because of this, cork is popular in rooms where you will be standing for long periods of time. The soft surface can also provide a cushion when someone accidentally trips and falls, making it a great choice for children’s rooms. 

Thermal Insulation

Cork is a natural thermal insulator. Air pockets in the cork make it one of the most efficient non-conductors of heat and cold. Barefoot walks will certainly feel warmer than many other choices in flooring.

Noise Dampening

Another advantage of cork is the ability to reduce the transmission of sound and vibration. Cork has millions of miniature cell compartments of which 60% is air. They act as cushions, absorbing vibrations. Cork is therefore a great material for recording studios, libraries, and other places where sound dampening is desired.

With the many design options available and the varied patterns and stains, your cork project can be unique to your individual style. Include the many other attributes and you will have a new install that you will be able to enjoy for a very long time.

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