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How to Implement Residential Cork Flooring into Your Home

Residential cork flooring may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of new home flooring. But it actually offers you many benefits that other types of flooring may not offer. The trick is knowing what you need in each room or section of your home to properly implement it and get its full benefits. Here’s how. 

How to Apply Cork Flooring to Rooms

Cork Flooring: Kitchen

Because it’s resistant to mold and mildew as well as other moisture issues, corking flooring for the kitchen is an excellent choice. Not only is it able to withstand spills and foot traffic in a hectic kitchen, but it’s also fire resistant, only igniting at very high temperatures. Unlike hardwood flooring, it’s perfect for kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and any space with a potential for moisture issues, hot appliances, and heavy use. Even if cork flooring does eventually catch on fire because of its makeup, it releases far fewer toxins into the air than other types of flooring, like vinyl flooring. 

It’s also a cleaner, more sustainable type of flooring. Because it resists moisture, it’s safer for children to play upon as there won’t be hidden allergens and hazards lurking beneath the surface. Its microfibers don’t shed, like carpet, releasing toxins in the air that can make an impact on the lungs of residents over time. 

Cork Flooring: Living Room

Cork floors also come in a variety of styles. If your living room or grand room is front and center, you want to greet guests or family with your unique look and vibe. Cork flooring can do just that. It’s available in tile and planks so it can emulate other types of flooring, such as hardwood, without the hassle of upkeep and is much more durable to traffic and spills. It comes in several color options, so you can play around with what look and feel you want for each space.

Cork flooring is ideal for living areas because it’s also more comfortable than a lot of residential flooring types. Cork floors offer underfoot cushion since they give a bit more than your traditional hardwood flooring. It’s thermal, natural, and even insulates sound, allowing the rest of the house to remain more peaceful as you watch the big game or favorite movie from your living or entertainment spaces.  

Contact Ozburn-Hessey!

By now, you likely have some ideas of where cork flooring will be best suited in your home, Because of all of its benefits, cork flooring is often recommended over vinyl flooring, hardwood flooring, and carpeting. If you’re in the Nashville, TN, area, and you’re ready to get started on implementing cork flooring into your residence, contact the professionals at Ozburn-Hessey Company today!

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