Discover the natural charm of cork flooring

Transform your living space into a warm and inviting haven with the sustainable beauty of cork flooring. As a naturally renewable material, cork offers a unique blend of comfort, durability, and eco-friendliness, setting the stage for a home that is as conscious as it is cozy. Explore the multitude of reasons why cork is quickly becoming the flooring of choice for those looking to make a positive impact on the environment without sacrificing style or functionality.

What is cork flooring?

Cork flooring is produced from the bark of the cork oak tree, predominantly found in the Mediterranean region. The bark is harvested without harming the tree, allowing it to regenerate and be re-harvested every nine years, making cork an exceptionally sustainable material. Once processed, the cork is transformed into tiles or planks, with finishes ranging from raw and natural to stained and patterned, fitting various interior design aesthetics.

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Benefits of cork flooring

Cork flooring comes with a host of advantages that make it an attractive option for any home or business:

  • Comfort and resilience: Cork's unique cellular structure, which resembles a honeycomb, is filled with air, allowing it to compress under pressure and bounce back over time. This natural resilience translates into a comfortable, cushioned feel underfoot, making cork floor tiles ideal for areas where you may spend long periods standing, such as kitchens and home offices.
  • Eco-friendly choice: As an environmentally friendly resource, cork is biodegradable and recyclable, reducing the ecological footprint of your flooring. Its sustainability is a feature that conscientious consumers can take pride in, knowing their flooring choice supports the health of the planet.
  • Thermal and acoustic insulation: Cork has natural insulating properties, keeping your floors warm in the winter and cool in the summer, which can help reduce energy costs. Additionally, its sound-dampening capabilities make cork flooring an excellent choice for rooms where you want to minimize noise, such as bedrooms, playrooms, or upper-story living spaces.
  • Hypoallergenic and easy to maintain: For those with allergies, cork flooring is a superb option. It repels dust, hair, and other small particles and is resistant to bacteria and fungus. Cleaning is a breeze—regular sweeping or vacuuming is all it takes to keep cork floor tiles looking fresh.
  • Durability and longevity: With proper care, cork flooring can last up to 40 years. The material's inherent durability means it can withstand the wear and tear of everyday life, resisting cracks and abrasions, and is easily repaired if damaged.

Visit us for stunning cork floor tiles and more

When you choose cork flooring, you're not just selecting a product; you're investing in a philosophy that prioritizes the environment without compromising on quality or aesthetics. At D-Lux Hardwood Floors, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality cork flooring options that blend seamlessly with your lifestyle and values. Our showroom in Milwaukie, Oregon serves the entire Portland Metro Area including SW Washington. Come and explore our selection today and step into a world where nature meets design.