Benefits of Cork
Cork flooring offers several outstanding
benefits to homeowner looking for something new and exciting in
their home. The durability of cork flooring is appealing to
most homeowners. High heels and furniture can do no damage!
Cork flooring tiles are typically protected with a durable
environmentally friendly urethane containing no formaldehyde.
When cork is subjected to pressure, the gas in the cells is
compressed and volume reduces considerably. When released from
pressure, cork recovers very rapidly to its original shape.
Cork is remarkably resistant to wear, as it is less affected by
impact and friction than other hard surfaces because of its
Natural cork is a fire inhibitor, not
spreading the flame. Cork also does not release any toxic gases
on combustion. Another major benefit is the fact that cork is
antimicrobial and insect repellant. Even termites are
unwelcome. The suberin, the inherent substance of cork, is a
natural insect repellent
Perhaps the most valuable asset of cork
flooring is the ease of maintainence. Today, waxing is no
longer needed. Sweeping and mopping will be the usual
maintenance. A few years down the road when the finish starts
to wear off, lightly sand the floor and reapply a new coat of
urethane. Your floor will last for several