Pros and Cons of Cork FlooringI would like to install cork flooring are there pros and cons of this type of flooring?
Cork flooring does have similar properties to hardwood flooring and is a good alternative to all of the traditional flooring options. In talking with Carpet One, I learned this interesting fact; cork for flooring is actually tree bark that is shed in a native natural unprocessed manner approximately every 8-12 years from the tree. Cork flooring is considered to be a “green” product because it is hypoallergenic and is resistant to mold and mildew. Cork flooring is durable and some cork materials have a paraffin additive that makes the cork more resistant to water spills. You must be cautious when you place furniture of significant weight as cork can become indented with furniture dents. Retailers do suggest that you use furniture coasters under heavy pieces. As with hardwood, cork does require some special care for cleaning and moping – you cannot or should not mop with lots of water, a light wiping will suffice.