Cork floating floor is an excellent eco-friendly product, as it uses recycled wine bottle cork and is completely biodegradable. Flooring cork is harvested from the bark of cork oak trees, trees aren’t chopped and the bark regrows in 9 to 14 years.
Because 90% of the tissue consists of gaseous matter, the density of cork is extremely low giving the material wonderful insulating properties; thermal, as well as acoustical.
Resiliency and elasticity
The gas is compressed and volume decreases considerably, when cork is subjected to pressure. When released from pressure, cork recovers very rapidly to its original shape, giving cork flooring a wonderful cushion underfoot feel.
Floating cork flooring is remarkably resistant to wear. It is less affected by impact and friction that other hard surfaces because of its cellular composition.
The presence of Suberin, a natural waxy substance, renders cork impervious to both liquids and gases. As a result it does not rot. That’s why cork is considered the best naturally water resistant and air tight material.
Compared to other flooring options floating cork floor installation is easier, making it a great DIY project.
Cork floating floor tiles do not absorb dust and consequently does not cause allergies.
A natural fire retardant, cork does not spread flames and does not release toxic gases during combustion.
Cork floating floor provides underfoot cushioning, which makes walking and standing on the floor much comfortable.
Tripping and falling on hard floor surfaces can cause injuries. Cushioning effect of a cork floor ensures tripping or falling over it does-not cause injuries. That makes it a great flooring option for bathrooms, kitchens, children’s and elder residents’ rooms, etc.
Cork floating floor remarkably enhances indoor aesthetics. It can have multiple finishes to resemble looks of maple wood or Italian marble flooring, among others.