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Cork Flooring: Is It the Right Choice for Your Kitchen?

by Support Team .

Monday, January 25, 2016

If you are replacing your kitchen flooring, one option that you have is cork flooring. If you have never heard of it, you are not alone. In fact, many people do not even know about it until they are given the option. Cork flooring is a great option for any home and you should consider it over some of the other types that are available.

When you think of cork, you probably think of the round, brown stopped in a wine bottle and while that is the same material, your flooring does not look just like this. In fact, cork flooring comes in a wide variety of colors, styles, and finishes, which allows you to keep your kitchen all one theme.

Benefits of Cork Flooring

There are a number of benefits that come along with a cork floor including:

  • It is durable
  • It is safe
  • It is fire resistant
  • It is resistant against pests and mold
  • It is soft and comfortable

Many times, homeowners wonder if cork will actually hold up in their home and the short answer is yes. In fact, the cork is specially treated to be resistant to any type of holes, breaking, or cracking. You can walk on your flooring and place furniture on it as you would with any flooring.

In addition, cork is resistant to mold, pests, mildew, termites, and is completely fire and water resistant, making it an amazing choice for homes with pets and kids.

Cleaning Your Cork Flooring

Cork flooring is indeed easy to clean, which is often a factor that homeowners consider when choosing their flooring. As with any floor, you can sweep, mop, and spot clean the floor. You do want to make sure you keep the floors swept as dirt can scratch the surface over time.

Also, you will need to have the floors resealed every couple of years to ensure that it remains in good condition.

If you are considering cork flooring for your kitchen, think about the color or finish you want and then how thick you want the flooring to be, as it does make a difference. Your local interior designer can help you make the right decision to create a stunning look and feel in your home.

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