Cork Flooring in Santa Rosa, CA
Cork is an exotic and eco-friendly option when it comes to choosing flooring. While cork comes from trees just like hardwood, it comes from a different part of the tree. Cork is harvested from the bark of a cork oak tree instead of from the wood. Taking the bark from the tree is done without damaging the trees, making cork a sustainable product. Cork has a pretty cool structure which allots for its many benefits. Learn more below:
Structurally, cork is similar to a honeycomb. The cells in a piece of cork are spread out and can retain a lot of air. This makes cork a balanced floor with easy resilience. Cork is soft underfoot and a comfortable surface but it will also bounce back from anything from furniture to heavy impacts.
The honeycomb structure of cork also makes it a natural noise reducer. Cork will absorb the vibrations put out by sounds or impacts and spread them out, reducing the noise levels between rooms and between floors. Re-doing a rec or entertainment room? Cork is the perfect option for a room that could have high noise levels.
The airy, absorbent nature of cork reduces heat loss which makes cork a natural insulator. In the summer, cork’s temperature remains pretty neutral and will never feel too cold or hot to the touch. These properties can also save you money on excess heating and cooling costs.
Live in an allergy-prone area or sensitive household? Cork is hypoallergenic and anti-microbial. There is a naturally occurring wax, called suberin, in cork which repels bugs and mold. Cork will also not absorb dust.
Take a look at some of our cork products here. Call or come in to learn more about cork today!
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