Cork Flooring in Huntsville
While cork started out in the 18th century being used to bottle the first champagne, 300 years later, it has become one of the most eco-friendly flooring options on the market.
Made from the cork oak tree, it is an aged bark that is removed without harming the tree it is from, with no more than 50% of bark being removed at any harvest.
Completely renewable, some cork flooring is even made of recycled wine-stopper content!
Available in a wide range of colors and easily installed in patterns, cork flooring is an option every Huntsville homeowner should consider for their home. And at Slaten's Flooring & Home Repair, we have all the information and options you could ever need!
Cork Flooring Pros and Cons
At Slaten's Flooring & Home Repair, we pride ourselves in transparency. Giving our Huntsville clients honest and up-front information as well as pricing has been our practice since day one.
Cork flooring installation is a great investment. Resistant to the high volume of traffic any floor endures, its spongy composition is even better for your back as you move around your home.
If soundproofing is your concern, this is also the floor for you. Not to mention the fact that it is hypoallergenic—and if you drop a glass it’s less likely to break than it would coming into contact with hardwood or tile.
It must be noted however, that cork has to be sealed properly to prevent swelling, and needs to have that sealant maintained properly to continue benefiting from it.
Like many other floors, it can be damaged from furniture being dragged across it. Finally, it is prone to fading over time.
But the Slaten's Flooring & Home Repair team as well as hundreds of our Huntsville clients who have given it a shot, agree that for the few cons, the pros are worth it when installing cork flooring.
The Nature of Cork Flooring
Even the most extreme tree-hugger doesn’t have to concern themselves with cork tiles, as trees are not harmed in the harvesting process. Easy for a professional team to install, it even works on uneven surfaces.
Offering a warm walking surface, cork is a porous material and can be used as an under-layer for other flooring or can make an impressive statement all on its own.
So how do you take care of this flooring material?
Always wipe up spills immediately, sweep regularly, only use cork-specific cleaners and don’t allow liquids to stand. Wet mopping cork floors is a bad plan, since it is prone to swelling and moisture will have that happening in a heartbeat.
Moisture and abrasion are your cork tiles’ greatest enemies.
Try Cork Today
When you want a unique, eco-friendly flooring option, consider cork. At Slaten's Flooring & Home Repair, we offer competitive pricing, and have all the colors you can imagine.
Skilled at laying cork, we can create designs and patterns to leave you with a true statement piece right on your floor.
Huntsville homeowners agree, cork is the floor they never knew was their favorite until we installed it!