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Cork Flooring

Cork flooring is quickly gaining popularity among many of today’s homebuilders. Cork has the warmth and beauty of a hardwood floor, but because of its cellular structure is much softer to walk on. This cell structure also gives cork many thermal insulation qualities that other woods cannot offer.

Like bamboo, cork flooring is a great way to use a renewable resource as a building material. Cork oak is not cut down, but rather the bark is harvested every 9-10 years, leaving the tree to continue growing. Some cork oak can continually produce quality bark for upwards of 200 years.

Cork flooring can be especially beneficial if you or your family are prone to allergies. Cork is naturally resistant to insects (including termites), as well as mold. In addition, the same substance that makes cork mold resistant (Suberin) also acts as a fire inhibitor.

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