Cork flooring is a very eco-friendly solution to any home remodeling project, as it’s made from all organic and renewable ingredients. Not only is it sustainable, it is versatile and beautiful. Pricing is about the same as most other types of hardwood floors. And when you order your cork flooring from The Floor Shop, we ensure that you get the highest quality flooring possible.
One of the main reasons why people like cork flooring so much is that it feels soft, yet firm to the feet. It’s a very quiet floor that does not creak every time somebody walks on it.
Cork flooring is harvested from the bark of cork oak trees. The tree is not permanently damaged, as the bark grows back after approximately ten years. The same crop of trees can be used to produce cork over and over again. Once it is harvested, the cork is pressed and baked at very high temperatures until it forms sheets that are easy to install.
A single cork oak tree has a lifespan of up to 500 years, during which time it can yield 50 or more harvests. Thousands of floors can be produced out of this much cork.