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Choosing the ideal flooring for your house or business might be challenging, but Best Buy Floors provides a vast amount of options, with a skilled team that ensures the finished outcome is every bit as great as you had hoped. Cork flooring has been around for many years, but it has recently gained popularity due to its "green" label and visuals.
How is cork flooring sustainable?
Created from the bark of the cork oak trees, cork flooring is one of the most popular ecological flooring choices. Instead of being cut or damaged, the cork oak trees are harvested. Cork is crushed, shaped into sheets, and grounded into flooring materials. With a negative carbon footprint, cork flooring can be utilized without guilt.
What are the benefits of cork flooring?
Due to its natural thermal insulation properties, cork flooring retains lasting heat, helping you save energy and money. Another benefit of this type of flooring is that, since cork contains suberin, it can naturally repel termites and ants. Other features that make cork flooring so alluring to home and business owners are that cork is softer and more comfortable to walk on, making it easier on your feet, joints, and back.
Cork's natural wax also makes this type of flooring naturally water-resistant and a fire retardant, adding to the long list of benefits. Besides being durable and providing a unique natural look, cork flooring is also hypoallergenic, making it a great solution for anyone with allergies.
If that is not enough to sell you on cork flooring, you might also want to know how versatile and aesthetic cork can be on the floor of your home or business. Nowadays, there are modern cork flooring options with HRF finish and high-quality prints in the 1,000 DPI range, allowing you to get all the benefits of cork with the mosaic or oak flooring visuals that you know and love here in the Pacific Northwest.
Is cork flooring waterproof?
Cork's natural wax makes it water resistant and some manufacturers will guarantee their cork flooring is waterproof. Nevertheless, It is always recommended to be cautious, attend to spills, and assess leaks right away.
Is cork flooring durable?
Cork flooring is very durable as it naturally is abrasion and crack-resistant. The more you take care of and keep your floor well maintained, the longer it will last. Cork flooring has a potential lifespan of up to 50 Years.
Is cork flooring expensive?
Cork flooring is very affordable in regards to a natural product. Generally speaking, you will pay from $8 to $12 per square foot for the material depending on the style, thickness, and design.