Cork is an increasingly trendy material for flooring in Wheaton homes. If you are seeking a soft, cushiony, warm flooring that is easier to clean than carpet, cork may be the best choice for you. Cork flooring is a natural, renewable resource. It is harvested from the bark of cork oak trees. The bark of these trees can be removed without harming the tree, and it grows back within nine years, when it can be harvested again. With the decline in global use of cork, purchasing cork flooring also helps preserve cork forests which have been in decline since plastic corks in wine bottles started becoming more common. With your purchase, you are helping to ensure the continued biodiversity of Mediterranean cork forests.
Cork is an environmentally friendly, green resource for flooring, but it is also a practical choice for many homeowners. It offers a very pleasant surface for walking on, yielding but firm. It is waterproof, which is why it has been used as a bottle stopper for hundreds of years. If it is sealed properly, you do not have to worry about stains or other liquid damage. It is a natural insulator, and will help keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Cork is resistant to mold, mildew, and fungus, so you will not have to worry about that sort of contamination. Best of all, unlike carpets, cork floors do not trap dust or other allergens, so they lead to better air quality in your home.
If you are seeking a warm, environmentally friendly, durable flooring solution, consider cork flooring. It is an increasingly popular option here in Wheaton, and we invite you to come in to our showroom, or call All-Pro Flooring to book an onsite consultation, to see if it is right for you.