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Cork Flooring

Trend of the Month: Cork Flooring

cork flooringYour flooring options are far more diverse than just hardwood and linoleum. We wanted to introduce our readers this month to cork flooring, a popular albeit somewhat unknown option. This is a trendy flooring style for both kitchen and bathroom makeovers.

What Is Cork Flooring?

Cork is a type of bark derived from cork trees found throughout Northern Africa and Southern Europe. Long ago cork flooring was made from recycled cork bottle stoppers that were baked and pressed into floor panels. Cork flooring was especially popular in the 1960s and 1970s. It later saw a resurgence in popularity in the early 2000s due to its sustainable appeal.

The Appeal

Cork flooring’s main benefit lies more in its feel than in its aesthetics. If you ever touched a cork bottle topper, then you know it has almost a soft and mushy feel to it. Cork is naturally springy and flexible. This makes it really comfortable, especially for kitchens where you may spend long periods standing in a single area. Cork has also become a popular flooring option for gyms for the same reason.

Cork can also be dyed and is available in many textures. Homeowners can choose a style that blends in or provides a nice contrast with the kitchen cabinets.

It’s Eco-Friendly

Cork is considered a renewable source. Cork trees live for about 100 to 200 years, and the bark they produce regenerates after being harvested. In addition, cork contains a substance known as suberin, which makes the surface resistant to mold and mildew. Finally, cork doesn’t accrue dust, making them an ideal choice for allergy sufferers.

We Provide Numerous Flooring Options

We want our clients to be aware of all the flooring options before making a decision. Contact DreamMaker of Walnut Creek today to find out how cork flooring is suitable for a planned bathroom or kitchen makeover.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Cork Flooring for Kitchen and Bathroom Renovation

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