Are you a brand new homeowner on the hunt for the perfect flooring to finish your space? Or, have you been in your home for decades, but have finally decided to pull the trigger on the renovation you’ve been dreaming of? Perfect for all spaces new and old, cork flooring is one of the industry’s most undersung heroes with plenty of styles to offer and countless perks to be found. Whether you’re looking to reduce your eco-footprint this year or simply want a cost-effective option that will keep your home cozy all year round, cork flooring is a great fit. Learn more about the benefits of cork floors below!
It’s Time to Think Outside the Box
If you’ve never heard of cork flooring, you’re not alone. For one, cork is a relatively new addition to the market in comparison to its older siblings like hardwood and laminate, but it’s wasted no time making its benefits know. Thanks to its versatile nature and multiple styles/prints available, cork can now often be found in both residential and commercial settings! Those who choose to work with cork get the following perks:
Lean, Green, Flooring Machine!
These days, eco-sustainability isn’t just a buzzword, it’s a way of life embraced by thousands of Canadians seeking to do their part and give back to the environment. While it can sometimes feel daunting looking for ways to reduce your footprint while building or remodelling a home, cork has you covered. Since cork is crafted from the bark of cork oak trees, cork flooring doesn’t require the tree to be cut down in order to make your tiling. This drastically reduces the harm down to the area and makes cork flooring ideal for those who want to build with green initiatives in mind.
Built to Last
It’s no secret that adding new floors to your home is a big investment, so of course, you want your new additions to last as long as possible. Fortunately, cork’s spongy yet dense nature makes it incredibly resistant to cracking, furniture dents or abrasions, as well as impermeable to gas and liquids. Best of all, when cared for correctly, cork flooring can last as long as 40 years! Simply put, if you’re looking to maximize your return on investment, it’s pretty hard to beat the perks of cork!
Are you among the countless Albertans that suffer from serious allergies each year? Did you know that your flooring can actually help reduce allergens in your home significantly? Cork is bacteria resistant by design, making it far less likely to harbour mould or other harmful allergens. This is a huge perk for anyone wishing to breathe easy and stay on top of their health.
Easy On Joints
One of the lesser thought of aspects when installing floors is the wear and tear certain choices can cause to your body. While we often think of the dangers we might pose to our floors, we can often forget just how important it is to consider how our floors interact with us. Thanks to the cork’s spongy, cushion-like nature, it actually absorbs quite a bit of kinetic stress and can alleviate strain on joints in places where you may find yourself standing for long periods of time, like the kitchen or in a workroom. As an added benefit, the cushioning factor also makes it adept at noise reduction, which is perfect for absorbing the sound in entertainment rooms, play areas, etc.
Endless Styles Available
Think you can’t have all these perks with a killer sense of style? Think again! Not only is cork incredibly functional, but it also comes in a wide variety of tiles, planks, colours, and sizes.
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