The Cork Flooring Advantages and Disadvantages
By Mark J. Donovan
||Cork flooring is one of the best flooring materials you can choose for your home. Cork flooring tiles are an excellent choice for kitchens, bathrooms, music rooms and bonus / family rooms.
There are many cork flooring pros and cons, and types of cork flooring, and described below we break them down.
Cork Flooring Advantages
Cork flooring is highly water resistant making it an excellent flooring option for kitchens and bathrooms.
In addition, due to the fact that cork is a flexible material, it is an excellent flooring material in kitchens where there is the tendency to drop items. Unlike a ceramic tile floor, cork flooring tiles won’t crack when you drop a glass on them.
Also, because cork material is flexible, it works as a great sound damper. Consequently it is ideal for rooms that would otherwise have the tendency to be loud, such as in a music room, or family room with a large vaulted ceiling.
Cork flooring is also anti-allergenic and highly abrasion resistant. In addition, cork flooring is insect resistant.
Cork flooring is also environmentally friendly due to the fact that only the cork bark is harvested, and not the tree itself.
Cork flooring tiles also come in a myriad of colors, patterns and sizes. They can be purchased with beveled edges or pre-sealed with a polyurethane coating.
Also, like with any wood flooring water should not be left standing on it. Thus cork flooring should not be used in the basement.
Cork Flooring Costs and Installation
Cork flooring is easy to install and is competitively priced relative to hardwood flooring or higher quality laminate flooring.
It is installed with glue and can easily be cut to work around corners.
For help on finding a wood flooring installation contractor, see HomeAdditionPlus.com’s Wood Flooring Installation Bid Sheet. It will help ensure that you find and hire the right flooring installation contractor for your wood flooring project. In addition, it will help to ensure that your wood floor installation is completed on time and on budget.
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