Whether you’re buying a new house or deciding on a remodel project for your current home, installing a new cork floor may be a worthwhile investment. In some cases, adding cork flooring – while it typically requires a substantial investment – can add value to your home when you decide to sell it.
Cork Flooring: The Good Stuff
As a flooring material, cork is resilient and warm, and it provides a cushioned walking surface, which combine to make it a fabulous alternative to carpet, hardwoods and tile. (It’s also great if you suffer from allergies!)
Because cork is generally easy to maintain, and because they’re available in a wide array of colors, many people choose this shock-absorbing flooring material when they upgrade or renovate their homes. Compatibility with radiant heat systems and easy repairs are other benefits of installing this resilient, comfortable surface.
Drawbacks to Cork Floors
Cork can become permanently indented from heavy furniture. It may not be your best option if you tend to move furniture frequently or redecorate often. However, using furniture pads to distribute the weight of tables and sofas can prevent this sort of damage.
Cork also tends to fade in direct sunlight, so rugs may be necessary in rooms with south-facing windows or in those with skylights.
Pet owners should also be aware that the spongy, resilient nature of cork is subject to pet damage.
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