Cork flooring at Green Conscience Home
Cork Flooring $3.75-$8.10/sf
Cork’s environmentally friendly nature starts with the actual product and production process that are used to create cork flooring. Only the bark of the cork oak tree is harvested and the tree continues to flourish after the cork is removed. The bark is replenished every nine years, which makes cork a renewable resource.
Along with eco-friendly benefits, cork flooring has other qualities that might lure homeowners. Several of the benefits stem from the unique structure of cork flooring.
Benefits of Cork Flooring:
When you think about how much surface area your floor takes, it’s not hard to understand why protecting your family’s health with organic, healthy flooring materials is so important. If you have family members with chronic respiratory issues, allergies or sensitivity to VOCs then cork flooring is a great choice.
Cork itself is anti-microbial, meaning it’s a healthy choice for people that care about keeping their home environment as germ free as possible.
Finally, perhaps the most overlooked yet important benefit about cork flooring is how easy it is to maintain. Cork floors are very easy to clean, and very difficult to stain. Cork flooring wears very well and can be used in high traffic areas like hallways, kitchens, game rooms, and other rooms where kids and pets may travel often.
Cork Sources for Floors:
Cork sources for flooring are cork oak trees that produce cork bark. The cork oak trees grow primarily in Portugul, Spain and the northern part of Africa. Because the tree re-grows the cork bark, it is not harmed when the cork is stripped from the trunk. Production of cork is a sustainable, organic method of producing flooring that supports many small businesses in the southwest of Europe and northern Africa.
We are proud to work with APC Cork and Globus Cork to provide you with a wide variety of options. These manufacturers are well known for their sustainable and careful treatment of the trees that produce cork bark.
Cork and Glue Down versus Floating Floors:
One of the questions you'll need to ask yourself is whether you need a glue down or a floating floor. Here are the benefits of each type of floor when installing cork:
Glue Down Cork Flooring:
Questions about Cork Flooring?
Read our Cork Flooring FAQ's!
We are here to help answer your questions about cork flooring and the pros and cons of installing and maintain a cork floor. With so many choices in flooring, it can be confusing to consider something as amazing, organic and healthy as cork floors.
Call us at 1-518-306-5196 and we will be glad to help you learn all about the amazing benefits of a cork floor.
"If you’re looking for warm, cushiony flooring, think cork. Soft like suede, it has the insulating qualities and resiliency of carpet; the easy-to-clean surface of wood or tile; plus luxurious appeal from its earthy colors and rich visual texture. Made from tree bark, it’s also a natural and renewable resource, so it’s environmentally friendly, right?"
"Cork Puts a Bounce in Your Step:
Q. I recently heard about using cork for flooring. Does it make sense?
A. In many ways, cork could be considered the ideal flooring material: beautiful, durable, easy to care for, wonderful to walk on, and blessed with stellar environmental credentials. "
Read more: Cork Puts a Bounce in Your Step
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