Cork Flooring

CorkWhat is Cork? A member of the beech family, the cork oak tree grows in coastal regions of the Mediterranean. Unlike most trees where primary value is derived from the lumber of the trunk, cork is obtained from the bark of the tree. This unusually thick bark is made up of tiny prism-shaped air pockets which create a resilient cushion-y surface and lead to the assertion that with cork, you are literally "walking on air". Grown on farms and harvested every 9 to 11 years, the financial benefit lies not in felling these trees but in keeping them alive and in production for generations.

Why Choose Cork Flooring?

With a properly installed cork floor from Endwell Rug, the flooring will not rot, mold or mildew, and in its natural state, it is impermeable to liquid and gases. Because it does not release toxic gases on combustion, cork flooring is very fire resistant. Cork is a wonderful insulator and is resistant to temperatures, so go ahead, take off your shoes and walk barefoot. You won't find the same cold experience as with most tile flooring.

Cork has a fair amount of give and will bounce back as you move across the floor. Cork is a wonderful alternative to tile if you have bad knees, joints, back, etc. Similarly, cork has ‘memory,' and will return to its previous form if a heavy object asserts pressure. Cork is extremely durable. It will not collect dust, and is therefore, hypo-allergenic.

Where to Install Cork?

Although any room can benefit from cork flooring, because it is an insect repellant, and anti-microbial, cork makes a great choice for your kitchen, bathrooms, and children's play areas.

Are you Ready to Beautify your Home with Cork Flooring?

Our team would love to assist you in picking out the perfect cork floor for your home or business. Make an appointment online or call (607) 748-7366 today to speak with an experienced flooring expert.

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