The Many Benefits of Cork Flooring
We’re proud to offer cork flooring here at Broadway Carpets Inc. One of flooring’s hottest trends, cork is sustainably harvested from the bark of living cork oak trees, which can be regrown quickly. This material is then ground, compressed & formed into cork sheets bonded with resin. This process makes cork a natural & easily replenishable material. Cork is also biodegradable, able to break down into the environment at the end of its useful life cycle. Taking sustainability one step further, some cork floors are recycled from the waste of cork wine-stopper manufacturing.
Today’s cork floors offer a variety of custom designs & vivid colors to suit every need & every taste. In addition to its durability, cork has a cushioned feel & a surface that reduces sound & echo in a space. Cork can be installed in almost any room for a warm, comfortable, & informal appearance. It is hypoallergenic, antimicrobial & eco-friendly. On top of all that, cork is easy to install. Ask us about cork floors today!
Soft, cushioned surface
One of the best things about cork is how soft it feels underfoot, making it popular in rooms like kitchens where you tend to stand for long periods. It also provides a cushion for accidental falls, making it great for children's rooms & older residents.
Cork features millions of air-filled chambers that insulate a room from noise transmission. This also saves you money on heating & cooling.
Able to be refinished
Cork can be sanded past the point of imperfection, then stained or re-sealed. This can be done several times, depending on the thickness of the material.
Easy installation & maintenance
Installed correctly, cork flooring is relatively simple to care for. It requires regular sweeping or vacuuming & occasional damp mopping. Sealing cork offers some protection against water, but heavy appliances or furniture can still cause permanent divots.