Cork Flooring in Decatur
Color. Comfort. Care. Cork flooring is one of a few eco-friendly flooring options that have been gaining popularity over the years.
Ranging in price from $1-$7.25 per square foot, cork tile flooring is a flexible option in more ways than one.
At Slaten's Flooring & Home Repair, we’ve been working with cork for many years and love showing Decatur homeowners the results they can get when they choose it.
Available in a range of colors, we can install it in patterns to add a whole new level of interest to any room in your home. Give us a call today to see if cork is the choice for you!
What is it?
If you’re picturing a wine bottle, you’re pretty close. Yes, cork flooring is made from the same material as wine corks—some is even made from recycled liquor cork material.
Produced from the cork oak tree, one of the most interesting facts about cork tiles is that they are harvested without harming any trees. Living 150-200 years with up to 20 opportunities to harvest, only a portion of bark is removed from the tree, with extreme care.
Why use it?
If the eco-friendliness isn’t grabbing you, there are a lot of other great reasons to invest in cork flooring for your Decatur home:
- A fast installation process
- Can be installed on uneven surfaces
- Naturally insulates
- A warm, back-friendly walking surface
- Scratches blend in
Cork is amazingly resilient and can last for many years when cared for properly.
Caring for Cork
Cork is prone to swelling, and is sealed after installation to prevent that. However, that sealant won’t last forever. It’s important to call Slaten's Flooring & Home Repair back to your home every five years to properly reseal your floor, otherwise it will not keep its waterproof characteristics.
If you’ve chosen to install your cork tile flooring in a kitchen, you’ll have to be careful to clean up all spills immediately so as not to risk staining.
While cork can be mopped, we advise against it, because if water sits for too long, it will start swelling.
Sweep or vacuum your cork floor regularly, and maintain it properly, and you’ll be looking at durable flooring that could last your entire lifetime.
Free In-House Estimates
Have more questions about cork flooring installation? Want to know more about cork flooring pros and cons? At Slaten's Flooring & Home Repair we’re happy to help.
Providing Decatur with the best flooring around is our business, and we like to start out every new business relationship on the right foot with a free no-obligation in-house estimate.
Just give us a call and we can arrange a time to drop by, on your schedule, survey the area you’d like the flooring installed, and give you an estimate on materials and services.
Your impressive new cork flooring is waiting. Call us today to get talking about color, design, and cost.
At Slaten's Flooring & Home Repair, the client always comes first. Get in touch today and we’ll be working on your flooring project in no time.
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