If you are looking for warm flooring with eco-friendly features, go cork! It’s soft like suede, it has the insulating qualities and resiliency of carpet; it’s easy-to-clean and has luxurious appeal with its earthy colors and rich texture. It 100% eco-friendly, as it’s made of tree bark and s acquired by stripping most of the outer bark from the cork oak tree.
In addition to its environmental benefits, there are many practical reasons to choose cork for flooring. The material is waterproof (think of the cork in a bottle), and the natural waxy substance inherent in cork, called suberin, makes it mold and mildew resistant, too. If someone in your family suffers from allergies, a cork floor could provide a soft and warm alternative to allergen-collecting carpet.
Cork Floors In The Kitchen
Cork flooring is more durable than hard wood; easy to clean–just sweep and damp mop, which makes it totally perfect for any kitchen, where we always spill and drop everything. Naturally hypo-allergenic, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, cork floors are ideal to keep them clean even in such functional area and well maintained cork lasts fifty years, isn’t that brilliant?
Cork Floors In The Bedroom
If you think that cork floors are too ordinary and won’t fir your décor, you are wrong! They can be so different! There are various cork tiles of different shades, some of them really look like wood and of course there are famous ‘penny’ tiles made of cork; you’ll easily find a proper idea for your own bedroom, and remember – they have all the properties of the cork, which is amazing.
Cork Floors In The Living Room
Cork is very durable and comfortable to walk on and less-prone to being scratched, which is important especially if you have kids or pets. It’s acoustically sound, warm underfoot and retains its splendor longer than traditional hardwood, so it’s a great choice for a living room. You can find almost any shade of cork floor tiles to complement your living room décor perfectly.
Cork Floors In The Kids’ Rooms
As I said above, cork floors have amazing antimicrobial and antifungal features, they are hypoallergenic, so there’s no better floor for a kids’ room. Leave the cork as it is for a warm feeling, go for penny tiles or look for colorful cork tiles – it’s up to you and your nursery décor to keep your kid away from bacteria.