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Let Cork Flooring Help Make Your Golden Years Golden – Cork for Retirement Homes
The Golden years. For some it is still long away, for others just around the corner. But for all of us retirement is a serious consideration. And it’s just not the money we’re talking about. Plan ahead on your home as well, so when retirement comes you will be A-okay on where to live and the condition that place is in. Is it time to fix or update your home so you can retire in peace and harmony? Let Forna Cork Flooring help. We are proud to present to you a great material that does more for you and your home space.
Look to cork today to floor and wall your home and experience a more comfortable and healthier living space. We specialize in cork flooring products so we know full well what cork can do for you.
And here’s why we believe cork is perfect for our golden years aged clients.
Cork flooring will out shine its contemporaries in the comfort and warmth departments. How can we say this with such certainty?
Cork is made up of more than 50% air. Its very genetic makeup looks similar to a honeycomb structure and each cell is air-tight. These pockets allow for a surprisingly effective insulating ability. Sound and thermal matter find it difficult to pass thru cork. The result for you is a quieter room that can hold the ambient temperature you set for longer periods. In the long term, this will help reduce heating and cooling costs on top of a quieter living space. On top of that, cork is naturally warm to the touch, so you can walk on a cork floor and feel the warmth of the floor itself not a reflection of the cold or hot of the room. On a cold winter’s day, no socks or slippers are needed on a cork floor. In fact, on a warm summer’s day no socks are needed as a cushion for your feet.
This genetic structure also makes cork a far more comfortable standing surface. Unlike traditional hardwood or ceramic/stone floors, cork floor provides a small amount of give. So, walking or standing on a cork floor is better for your body. Cork’s air-filled cells work like memory foam in that it can compress. Instead of repelling your feet as hardwood and ceramic does, cork provides a ‘cushion’ effect that has a little give to support your body. Sore feet, joint pain, even back aches are lessened on a cork floor. In fact, cork is catching on as the go to flooring for physical therapy centers, yoga centers, gyms and even hospitals.
Cork is protected by a self-generated waxy substance called Suberin. This substance is what makes cork resistant to water invasion, so it can fend off mold and mildew, and allows it to act as a fire retardant. Because of this, cork oak trees thrive in areas where many others have failed. As a part of cork flooring, this property will help you keep cork working strong against invasive factors. Even many insect species don’t like cork, especially termites.
Did you know a cork floor is also better for the environment? Yeah it outshines hardwoods and stone on that front hands down. Cork is one of the few building materials that is 100% renewable and sustainable. Natural cork is derived from the bark of the cork oak tree. Only the bark. All cork products are derived from this, no other part of the tree is used or removed to provide source material. The cork oak continues on, alive and healthy. Each tree can be harvested about once every decade, so you’ve got continuous production in an average 150-year lifespan. Each harvest is also eco-friendly, and even the manufacturing process is geared to only incorporate additives that maintain a ‘green’ certificate. Only water-based adhesives are used during the binding process; while other waste cork product is used to fuel the furnace. Even the color pigments used are earth-friendly. You are guaranteed that our cork products carry a ‘green’ certificate from start to finish.
Here, we have just mentioned a few of the benefits a cork floor will bring to you and your living space. Imagine all those pluses as you retire. Spend your days in comfort and joy while you enjoy the slower pace of retirement. The Golden years will truly be golden. Come see us today.
Call us at 1-877-998-1198 or visit iCorkFloor.com today.
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