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Cork Flooring

The next time you need flooring, consider cork. You'll have lots of reasons to celebrate.

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cork is an excellent option for new flooring

Step 1: Watch an Overview Video

Step 2: View a Wide Range of Colors

Cork is an increasingly popular flooring option. Not only is it beautiful, it comes in a wide range of patterns and colors and is also extremely durable.

durable cork comes in many patterns and colors

Step 3: Learn About the Features of Cork

Natural properties inherent to cork make it impervious to liquids. Cork's bounce-back properties provide resilience under pressure. Common insects, including termites, won’t go near it.

Cork flooring also has remarkable soundproofing and insulating properties making it an ideal choice for the ground floor.

cork is impervious to liquids

Step 4: Get a Great Value

Cork is easy to install and a great value – it can be less than half the price of hardwood flooring. Best of all, because cork is harvested from the bark of cork trees, it's environmentally friendly.

cork is easy to install and costs less than wood