Cork is a natural wonder when it comes to flooring. Once only used for bottle stoppers and cork-boards, it is now a dominant player in the domestic and commercial flooring market. Laid in tiles, the natural shade variation from tile to tile is an attractive feature and adds significantly to the overall ambience of the room.
Its soft feel underfoot coupled with its natural durability make it both a pleasure to live with and a secure investment in your new home or renovation. Of course, as it’s used extensively to keep wine in bottles, it’s the perfect choice for any wet area due to its natural impermeable nature.
Cork naturally occurs as the bark of an oak tree. To develop and maintain its properties as an effective floor tile, it needs to be hardened and sealed. Many over-the-counter products are suitable for this and may be easily applied after installation.
It’s worth taking care to do this correctly as the thermal insulating properties are striking. In fact, one of the first things people notice about cork when they walk on it in bare feet is its pleasant temperature – warm in winter and cool in summer. Additionally, its natural sponginess provides a welcome cushioning effect.
So when considering cork as a flooring alternative, think about its –
- Thermal qualities,
- Subtle chequer-board appearance,
- Sponginess underfoot,
- Eco-friendly appeal and
- Serviceability in wet areas.
So come in and discuss how cork may be suitable in your home. It’s easy to maintain, a pleasure to live with and will definitely reduce your heating and cooling bills.
Do you have any queries about cork floor tiling, Geelong cork floating floors, or anything other types of flooring? At Westcoast Floors we also complete customised staining Geelong, bamboo flooring, and timber floor installation. Contact us or visit us at our showroom!