What is Cork Flooring?

Cork flooring has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its unique properties and eco-friendliness. At The Floor Shop, we are proud to offer a wide range of cork flooring options to suit any style or budget.

Cork flooring is made from the bark of the cork oak tree, which is native to the Mediterranean region. The bark is harvested every 9-10 years without harming the tree, making it a sustainable and renewable resource. The cork bark is then ground into small pieces and compressed to create cork flooring tiles or planks.

Types of Cork Flooring

When it comes to cork flooring, there are several types and options to choose from. One of the most common forms is engineered floating tiles, which consist of three layers. The top layer is veneered cork, the middle layer is made of high-density fiberboard, and the bottom layer is composed of agglomerated cork. You can opt for planks, squares, or strips, depending on your design preferences. At The Floor Shop we offer cork planks that can be installed easily with a click system.

Whether you’re looking for a sleek and modern look or a more rustic and natural feel, cork flooring can offer an eco-friendly and versatile option for your home. With its durability, comfort, and style, cork flooring is a great investment that can provide long-lasting value and beauty to any space.

Cork Flooring Design Options

Cork flooring is available in a wide range of designs, colors, and styles to match any home decor. You can choose from various finishes that provide superior resistance against moisture and abrasion. It’s worth noting that not all cork floors are created equal. To ensure that you end up with a durable and resilient floor, it’s important to choose high-quality cork flooring. One way to determine the quality of the flooring is by checking its density, which is often indicated by the manufacturer. Generally, the higher the density of the cork, the better the quality and durability of the floor.

Benefits of Cork Flooring

Cork flooring is soft and resilient, making it a comfortable option for standing and walking. It also has natural insulating properties, which can help to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Cork flooring is one of the most eco-friendly flooring options available. Not only is it made from a renewable resource, but it also requires minimal processing and produces very little waste during production.

Cork flooring is naturally resistant to water, mold, and mildew, making it a durable option for areas that are prone to moisture, such as bathrooms and kitchens.

Cork flooring has natural sound-dampening properties, making it a great choice for homes with high ceilings or multiple floors. It can help to reduce noise transmission between floors and rooms.

Cork flooring comes in a variety of colors and patterns, making it a versatile option for any home. It can mimic the look of hardwood, tile, or even marble.

At The Floor Shop, we offer professional cork flooring installation services to ensure that your new floors are installed correctly and efficiently. Our team of experts will work with you to determine the best installation method for your specific needs, whether it be glue-down or click-lock.

Cork Flooring Maintenance and Care

Cork flooring is relatively low-maintenance compared to other types of flooring materials. To keep your cork flooring looking its best, it’s important to clean it regularly with a soft-bristled broom or a vacuum cleaner.

Avoid using abrasive cleaning products or harsh chemicals, as these can damage the surface of the cork. Instead, use a mild cleaning solution or hardwood flooring cleaner to remove any dirt or spills.

It’s also a good idea to place doormats at entryways to prevent dirt and debris from being tracked onto the cork surface. Additionally, you may want to use furniture pads to protect your cork flooring from scratches and dents caused by heavy furniture.

With proper care and maintenance, cork flooring can last for many years and continue to look beautiful and functional.

If you’re interested in learning more about cork flooring or would like to schedule a consultation with one of our flooring experts, contact The Floor Shop today. We are here to help you find the perfect flooring solution for your home and are here to assist you every step of the way!

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