Cork flooring is often assumed to be a new material on the flooring market, especially with the movement toward green building materials. However, cork has been around since the mid to late 1800s, only recently gaining popularity as a renewable resource. It has a look that truly defines the flooring and sets it apart from other materials, but it’s so durable and comfortable underfoot, it’s hard to determine what the best benefits are. Overall, it’s a well-rounded material that makes flooring your entire home an easy feat.
At First Class Flooring, we are proud to serve the communities of Jackson, Bolivar, Humboldt, Henderson, and Lexington, all from our showroom in Jackson, TN. With more than 16 years of experience behind us, we are proud to serve our customers with total dedication to your complete satisfaction. We offer excellent materials at a great price and our reputation for friendly, knowledgeable customer service precedes us. Come in and see for yourself why many of our customers are repeat customers. We hope you will be too after visiting us for the first time.
Cork has an amazing wood appearance, but yet looks different than planks and boards that dominate that arena of the flooring industry. It’s most well-known for the millions of air pockets in place throughout the material that makes it one of the most comfortable on the market today. Standing and walking on this material is a comfortable experience, and it’s also very resilient. Not only does it add a spring to your step, but it can even bounce back after heavy furniture sits on it for a while.
Harvested from the bark of the cork oak tree, this material can be taken without chopping down the tree from which it comes. That means it’s a highly renewable resource that is harvested about once every decade and left to grow. Once its use as a flooring is over, it’s also biodegradable which lessens its environmental impact after use.
Cork is an amazing insulator which equates to a great savings on your energy bills. It can hold in both warm and cool air, making it a feasible option for year-round comfort. The same thing that allows it to retain temperatures also gives it the ability to reduce noise throughout your home as well. You’ll really appreciate this if you have pets or children in the home, or even if you only have frequent guests.