Natural Cork Flooring: New Trend In Home Designs

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Cork is becoming popular nowadays as a flooring choice for many homeowners. It is an ideal option for picky homeowners because of its soft and anti allergenic materials. Corks are available in a variety of sizes, colors and patterns, and are easy to install that will surely suit the requirements of your home.

Cork floor tiles is formed from the bark of the cork oak tree, it is normally soft, lightweight and elastic. It is a green friendly building product and renewable substance because it will regenerate itself after removing the bark from the three after 9 to 12 years.

It contains substance called suberin. This substance is highly hydrophobic, which means, it helps to prevent water from penetrating. In addition, this is the substance that makes the flooring anti allergenic and insect resistant. Furthermore, it does not attract dust and also has the resistant against potential allergens like mildew and molds. Therefore, it a perfect option for people with allergies. It is the same substance that makes the cork tiles flexible which is definitely ideal for homes with uneven substrates that causes harder tiles to crack.

Cork flooring stores numerous benefits to homeowners. Apart from being soft and elastic, it is naturally fire resistant. It is a natural flame retardant that prevents fire from spreading. Furthermore, for people who puts too much stress on muscles and joints can benefit from cork flooring. Its structure allows it to absorb the force. Therefore, it is ideal for people with conditions like arthritis. And kids who spend great deal time on the floor will surely appreciate the slight spring of cork floors. It is also a perfect insulator because it helps to retain the heat in the room which makes it an excellent flooring material especially for childrens playrooms. Moreover, it is also a perfect sound insulator for both walls and floors because it absorb sounds and reduce the level of noise in any area where it is installed.

Natural cork flooring is ideal on kitchens as well. Its natural durability helps to support the floors over a long period of time. Thats why it is a great choice for entryways or areas where people tend to spend a lot of time. Moreover, its tone and texture can match any kitchen cabinets because of the variety of finishes.

Using this type of floor is definitely an eco friendly and a great choice for your home. However, if you are not planning to install this type of floor in the near future, you can still be an earth friendly homeowner by using safe and natural floor cleaners. It is absolutely ideal on floors most especially if you have kids at home. It does not contain harsh chemical or toxins that may harm the health of your kids.

Apart from being an eco friendly building product, there are lots of colors and patterns available that makes the cork floors work well in any type of home settings. Its textured appearance can compliment a wide variety of homes and styles. Hence, installing it to any room of the house will enhance not just the design but also the lifestyle of the homeowner.
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Debbie Jones William is the expert on child care and development from New York City, NY. Williams is currently the chief consultant on a non-government organization that focuses on parenting and is an advocate of organic products.

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This article was published on 2010/11/10