Bloomington Cork Flooring
Unique Wood Floors offers the superior and beautiful cork flooring in the Twin Cities area. If you are interested in purchasing cork flooring for your home or office, please call us at 952-994-9696, contact us online or stop by our showroom at 9349 Bryant Ave S.
Why Choose Cork Flooring?
Every day we do things to help make our world a more sustainable one. We recycle, we use special light bulbs, and we try to cut down on our waste, to name a few things. There’s pretty much an eco-friendly option for everything we do and buy these days, and home flooring is no different. Cork flooring is a wood-based flooring product that is made from a renewable resource, meaning it is much better for the environment.
Cork flooring is made from the cork oak tree. The bark is stripped and used for for the flooring, and the tree itself is left alone. The bark regenerates so that it can be harvested again. Therefore, no trees are cut down, and the bark is renewable.
Cork is very tough. Because of its honeycomb structure, cork is extremely durable. The honeycombs trap air inside them, which means that when something strikes cork, it will compress the air and remain without damage. Much like shock absorbers on cars.
The ability to compress is what makes cork so comfortable. As you step on it, it will retract, giving your feet a nice cushion. There’s no flooring option that can offer that comfort, and it is easier on your joints since there is no jarring contact with the floor.
Suberin is a naturally chemical present in cork. Without any other additions, it provides a natural water resistant seal to cork flooring. It makes the surface of cork resistant to allergens and mold, meaning it can help keep you and your family healthier. In fact, if you have a pet allergy, cork can help. All you have to do is vacuum to get rid of pet hair and dander, leaving you breathing easier.
Even with all of these benefits, the best thing about the floor is its friendliness to nature. Green products in general are much more expensive than their counterparts, but cork flooring comes with a similar cost to other wood flooring products. So if you’re looking for a flooring option that comes with all of these added benefits, cork might be the way to go.