Especially for those homeowners with a flair for the eco-friendly product, cork flooring
is a great choice. In addition to an amazing look, it has plenty of useful benefits that work in a variety of spaces and circumstances. It has an unparalleled resilience that helps add comfort to any area, protects against heavy furniture, and is better for your air quality which makes it perfect for allergy sufferers. But there’s a lot more to this material than meets the eye and that’s just what we’d like to share with you today.
Cork flooring is harvested from cork oak trees, and more specifically, from the bark of the tree. Since the trees do not have to be cut down, you can actually harvest multiple times from the same tree without ever harming it. Harvesting can only happen every 9 years or so, and with a life-span of up to 800 years per tree, this is certainly a rapidly renewable resource.
If you’re looking for variety in appearance, you’ll love the different patterns, colors, and styles available in cork. Even better, those colors and patterns actually go through the entirety of the material, so you’ll notice very few changes as the material ages and wear if any. They also come in both planks and tiles, so you can create a seamless floor scheme or alternating patterns of your choice.
For comfort, you’ll love having a floor covering with millions of air pockets throughout its entirety. It puts a spring underneath every step and then springs back as if nothing ever happened. That same benefit can be of great use under heavy pieces of furniture as well, since the dents created by the pieces are rarely permanent. But the inner pockets also help to create a natural heat-retention and noise reduction, all at the same time, for warmth and a very peaceful atmosphere wherever cork is installed.
At The Longest Yard, we serve the areas of Clifton, Bloomfield, Montclair, and Belleville all from our Nutley, NJ showroom. We offer extensive selections of floor coverings and products, as well as a large variety of professional services, all to assure your complete satisfaction with the experience you receive from us. Be sure to stop by when you’re in the area to find out how we can get started on your flooring project, no matter how big or small.