Unlike traditional hardwood flooring where acres of trees are clear-cut to produce material for floors, cork trees stand tall and strong, only the outside bark is removed. Harvesting does not harm the tree and a new layer of cork bark is allowed to grow back then harvested again in nine or so years, making it a renewable resource. Ultimately, old age is what kills the trees, not the harvesting process.
Let us now check the benefits of cork flooring:
Be it flooring for basement or kitchen areas, there are certain benefits which cork offers:
Comfort and Softness:
With its cellular structure, cork is constructed of miliions upon millions of air-trapped cells which provides the natural shock absorbing properties found in a cork floor. The softness or ‘give’ of the flooring provides comfort for your feet. This type of flooring is the best choice to foster support for feet and joints.
Our cork flooring tiles and planks come in different colours and designs, so in whatever space a cork floor is installed, we guarantee it will attract attention. On top of that, technology and innovation have made them even more eye popping and able to imitate many hardwood grains.
Safe and Healthy:
With its natural properties, resistance to insects and anti-allergic properties, cork flooring is very safe. It contains Suberin, a substance that fights against insects and mould. Moreover, it is fire resistant and doesn't put out any other toxic gases.
Durable and easy to maintain:
Cork floors are easy to maintain. It doesn't require heavy cleaning, just regular sweeping and occasional dry mopping. Even the cleaners used are not overpriced. The most gentle wood cleaning products work best.
Visit us at cancork.com and browse our selection of flooring designs and styles. Go with a glue-down floor, or kick it up a notch with our Uniclic system floating floor. It’s up to you. Not only that, talk with our knowledgeable staff or go to our well-informed website to address any question or concern you may have.We carry tiles and planks in varying thicknesses, be it 6mm up to 12mm. Find the one that best fits you.