Cork flooring's unique aluure
Cork's Construction and Eco-Friendliness
Hardwood is noted for its natural beauty and strength, but its hard surface makes it a less popular choice for certain settings. For a softer wood feel, take a look at cork flooring. Cork flooring has a unique cell structure, so its appearance and texture is different from other wood floors. It, however, does possess wood’s natural durability and strength.
What’s most noteworthy about cork is its special construction. Cork’s construction means that it is softer than other wood floors such as hardwood and bamboo. It is therefore more comfortable underfoot, and it’s also warm to the touch. Cork, however, does not sacrifice anything in terms of durability. Its elastic properties mean that indents will fully or partially recover, so it can withstand foot traffic and most drops. These properties also help cork reduce sound.
Cork is also one of the most eco-friendly flooring options available. It is made only from the bark of the cork oak tree, so the entire tree is pretty much unharmed. In addition, cork does not trap dust and allergens, so it contributes to a healthier setting. So, you can certainly rest easy knowing that your new cork floor is friendly to the environment around you.
To learn more about cork flooring, visit Benjamin’s Carpet One. Our flooring experts will help you choose the perfect cork floor for your next project, and they will also walk you through the entire floor buying process.