If you are seeking a soft, cushiony, warm flooring, cork may be the best choice for you. Cork flooring is a natural, renewable resource. It is harvested from the bark of Mediterranean cork oak trees without harming the trees.
Cork is an environmentally friendly flooring option, but it is also a practical choice for many homeowners. A cork floor provides a comfortable cushion underfoot because it “gives” when compressed making it a perfect match for those with back, knee and joint pain. Cork is also a natural thermal and acoustic insulator, which means rooms with cork flooring are naturally warm and quiet. Cork is naturally resistant to mold and mildew, and it’s also anti-microbial.
Cork flooring is available in tiles and planks in many styles, colors and patterns. Use planks to create an almost seamless-looking floor, or use tiles to create a nontraditional effect.