Cork Flooring - Is it Right for You?

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Cork Flooring Pros is the premier cork flooring educational resource. We provide all the needed information to someone looking to get cork flooring for their home.

Visit us today to educate yourself further on cork flooring and how to find the proper cork flooring. Stop by today to find out about the benefits of cork flooring</a>!

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Cork Flooring - Is it Right for You?

  1. 1. Visit us today! Self-Avowed Cork-Flooring Geniuses Lock-Horns In An Epic-Battle Over The Use Of This Alternative Flooring!
  2. 2. Visit us today! Yes, it is true that cork flooring is gaining, with great rapidity, recognition as a leader in alternative types of flooring. The fact that it is both environmentally-friendly and considered to be both a renewable and sustainable natural resource due to the short-interval required for regeneration, make it extremely attractive.
  3. 3. Visit us today! However, when it comes to cork flooring, one must proceed with caution. Hence, the battle to which your attention will now be drawn.
  4. 4. Visit us today! There are those, principally amongst the ill-informed, who think that cork flooring is the only way to go! Certainly, it is glue-less, requires virtually no tools for installation, and readily installs over existing flooring, in many instances. (If a carpenter must use glue, any glue is likely to work adequately.)
  5. 5. Visit us today! “Myopic” is the only term that comes to mind for those of this ilk!
  6. 6. Visit us today! As Mark Twain said of a politico, “It ain’t what he don’t know that concerns me. It’s what he knows that ain’t so!” Such is the case with the “cork flooring in every instance” crowd.
  7. 7. Visit us today! Yes, it may be easily installed. Furthermore, if subflooring is in disrepair (e.g., cracked, old, grimy, or just dirty) cork flooring may be an appropriate selection.
  8. 8. Visit us today! Additionally, it may be installed, in many cases, over surfaces with little or no subfloor preparation. It also reduces the mess that often accompanies installation of other types of flooring.
  9. 9. Visit us today! However, those of truly in the know (e.g., the author) do not recommend the installation of this flooring in either basements or areas prone to a great deal of moisture. (It is readily acknowledged that a moisture-barrier is also recommended when installing cork flooring if moisture is likely to migrate from the slab flooring.)
  10. 10. Visit us today! It is essential that you check the moisture content in more than one season if you intend to place it over a slab prior to installing this product!
  11. 11. Visit us today! Fortunately, today, the majority of cork-planks are designed, with a moisture-resistant tongue-and-groove, to secure the planks. Many of the choices available today are also moisture-resistant due to the suberin, a waxy substance that they contain.
  12. 12. Visit us today! For the cost-conscious, one should note that cork flooring costs more than linoleum and carpeting. Additionally, there are potential issues concerning its use and placement.
  13. 13. Visit us today! One significant issue is the placement of heavy furniture. If you anticipate placing heavy objects on cork flooring, use coasters! Similarly, for those not overly dexterous, damage can, and often does, occur when heavy objects are clumsily dropped on cork floors.
  14. 14. Visit us today! For those of you who, for whatever reason, have an affinity for using a damp mop, you can't use it to clean cork floors. Any water-absorption can damage cork flooring.
  15. 15. Visit us today! You may clean spills and stains with a damp rag. (Customarily, cork flooring is finished with polyurethane.) However, as is true with other flooring- choices, removing spills promptly decreases the likelihood of permanent damage.
  16. 16. Visit us today! Another issue of which one should be aware is that cork flooring may change color when exposed to direct sunlight. Furthermore, as with all of us, it may gradually discolor due to age.
  17. 17. Visit us today! Carefully consider the issue of sunlight-exposure when planning where you intend to install the cork flooring. Discoloration may be greatly attenuated by ensuring that it is not exposed to direct sunlight for protracted intervals.
  18. 18. Visit us today! Undeniably, cork flooring is, in most instances, very long- lived and may be easily repaired if damaged. It is also important to note that this flooring alternative creates, all other things being equal, a serene environment.
  19. 19. Visit us today! However, don’t make the mistake of thinking that cork flooring is appropriate in every instance. Although it is convenient, a true cork flooring genius would never recommend its use in every instance.
  20. 20. Visit us today! Cork Flooring Pros is the premier cork flooring educational resource. We provide all the needed information to someone looking to get cork flooring for their home.
  21. 21. Visit us today! Visit us today to educate yourself further on cork flooring and how to find the proper cork flooring. Stop by today to find out about the benefits of cork flooring!

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