Whether you consider cork flooring a viable alternative to wood and tile or are highly skeptical about it, you should probably consider further research into cork flooring if your thinking of purchasing a new look for your home. Cork is celebrated by those seeking to save money, the environment, and themselves from allergens. Most people aren’t aware that cork is actually a healthier floor due to its natural ability to resist mold, mildew, and allergens. Cork flooring is durable and requires no more maintenance than a pre-finished hardwood floor.
A single cork tree can be harvested more than 20 times during its 250-300 year lifespan. Compare that to hardwood which takes 50 years to mature and can only be harvested once. Cork itself is a softer material than solid wood, but the finished product is surprisingly much less susceptible to scratches and dents. Regardless; the thickness of the cork is just over an eighth of an inch, providing just enough cushion and insulation for temperature and sound control. Overall, cork is a superb product that should not be passed over as just another fleeting fad.