Stylish is the name of cork floors
You didn’t think it could but it can. Cork has moved into the new millennium with a bang. When one thinks of cork what comes to mind? Bottle stopper. Tack board. Plain. Boring. Brown. Well cork has come a long way from its humble beginnings. Today cork can look as good as the highest end furnishing or as rustic as an old log cabin. It’s up to you.
Don’t believe? Just take a look around the Internet. There are pictures and websites galore that carry pictures of cork based products. Some of the best of those happen to be cork floors. Although cork flooring has been around for at least a century, it is only within the last couple of decades that cork has made a serious comeback. With new technology and innovation cork flooring has undergone better manufacturing and engineering, giving consumers all the natural benefits of cork with an aesthetic beauty not previously producible. The look of marble, stone, concrete, even different wood grains are now possible and all with the softer, gentler feel that cork is known for beneath your feet.
With this comes a material that also provides a thermal barrier and sound inhibitor, just to name two of cork amazing abilities. Because cork is made up of millions upon millions of tightly-packed air cells, this gives it the ability to insulate. Ambient room temperatures last longer as the air in a room isn’t leeched as easily. This helps to cut back on heating and cooling costs. In the same context, sound does not pass through cork as easily either. Got kids? How about squeaky or loud thumping on floors? A 3mm thick cork panel or sheet can reduce sound by 10 decibels. Wow, a little piece and quiet.
So just imagine, some pretty awesome benefits combined with a floor that can look as good as ceramic or hardwoods. Today is the age of conservation. Get more for your money, and do more with what you’re given. Cork floors make the grade. Visit us at www.icorkfloor.com for more information. We promise, you’ll not be wasting your time. You get so much more with a cork floor.