Natural Cork Flooring

What comes to mind when you hear the word cork? Probably things like bulletin boards and wine bottles right? What about flooring? Have you ever heard of natural cork flooring? If not then it is high time that you did! Of all the different floorings out there on the market there are none as great for the kitchen as natural cork flooring.

Are you sick and tired of having your back feel like it was going to break as you made dinner? If you had natural cork flooring in your home this would not even be an issue. This flooring will support your feet, legs and back and keep you well cushioned. And if you are doing dishes and a plate or bowl slips out of your hand, do you think it will break like it would on a tile floor? Nope, not a chance. This stuff will cushion its fall like it was a precious baby.

But that is not the only benefit to having natural cork flooring in your home. Cork will also help to keep the house cool in summer and warm and toasty in winter. Aaahhhh, the insulating power of cork! This stuff can even block out sound, it is so cool.

You can install natural cork flooring
over any surface from wood to slab concrete. It is simple and you can either glue it down or staple it down. If you can work a glue gun or a staple gun you can handle this job on your own. It is not tricky to do like laying tile or hardwood. It is even easier than that snap together laminate stuff.

All you have to do before you install your natural cork flooring is make sure that the subfloor is dry as a bone. If it is then you are set to go. No matter how you lay the cork the seams will be invisible, it is virtually impossible to mess up when laying down this wonderful floor covering.

Cleaning natural cork flooring is a breeze as well. Just sweep and mop as you would with nay other kind of flooring. Cork is naturally water resistant so you will not have it getting stained and all mucked up when you drop food or drinks onto it. If you want to make it practically waterproof then lay a couple of coats of polyurethane down over it and you are good to go.

See Also:

Bamboo and Exotic Wood Flooring
Laminate Tile Flooring