Sustainably Produced Flooring

Cork is made from the bark of the cork oak tree, a native tree of Spain, Portugal, and Tunisia. The bark — and only the bark — is harvested every nine years, in a process that does not harm the tree.  The cork oak tree naturally and completely regrows the bark by the end of the 9-year period, and lives in full health for nearly a century. This makes cork a completely renewable and natural material for use in floors or walls.

Cork Floor Benefits

  • Naturally Durable
    Cork is resistant to abrasions and cracking as well as extremely water-resistant. These floors bounce back, so any dents or pressure points from furniture will disappear.
  • Naturally Healthy
    Health-conscious homeowners and parents will love that cork is naturally anti-microbial and does not off-gas, making it an excellent flooring choice for indoor air quality. Cork is also resistant to mold and mildew as well as termites and other pests.
  • Naturally Safe
    Cork is fire-resistant and only melts or catches flame at extremely high temperatures. Even when cork does burn, it releases notably less smoke and toxins than other flooring such as vinyl.
  • Naturally Comfortable
    Cork floors “give” with each step, making it comfortable for walking. In addition, rooms with cork floors are naturally quiet and cozy since cork is an acoustic and thermal insulator.

Cork Direct offers cork flooring planks and tiles, cork underlayment sheets and rolls, and more, delivered nationwide. An assortment of colors and product types means that cork can be an option for any home and any style.

 

How cork flooring and underlayment is made

Visit Cork Direct for information on how to purchase their sustainable cork flooring.

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