The Benefits of Cork Flooring

Sponsored content Feb 24, 2015 Hamilton Spectator

Put cork on it…your floor, that is. The flooring experts at Vartanian Rugs in Stoney Creek recommend cork as an environmentally and budget-friendly choice for both residential and commercial applications. It’s not always the perfect choice, but there are a lot of hard-to-beat advantages to cork flooring.

Cork is good for the environment both outside and inside

Cork is a sustainable and renewable resource. It’s a bark that can be harvested without killing or damaging the tree it grows on, leaving it to produce new bark for a later harvest. Cork trees live for nearly two centuries and can be harvested about once a decade. In between harvests, the trees contribute to environmental health by producing oxygen and supporting biodiversity.

As a flooring material, cork promotes a comfortable living or work space with its many positive properties. Firstly, its unique structure makes it a natural cushion. It’s comfortable to walk or stand on for long periods of time, and it absorbs the sound of footfalls and ambient noise. It also provides natural insulation (read: your feet won’t get cold in winter and you’ll save on heating bills). Secondly, cork resists allergens like mold and mites, making it an ideal alternative to allergen-trapping carpet.

Cork is stylish, inexpensive, and versatile

Consumers are often told they have to choose between being budget-conscious and style-conscious (not to mention eco-conscious), but that’s just not the case with cork flooring. Perhaps that’s why it’s such a trend.

Cork comes in an array of colours and can be applied in sheets or tiles. Cork tiles can be cut into all sorts of shapes and specialty patterns for even greater design flexibility.

When it comes to price, cork is a happy medium between cheap synthetics and expensive natural flooring like hardwood or stone. The costs range depending on the type and style of cork flooring, of course, but for all of its benefits, the costs are pretty reasonable.

Yet another reason to love cork is that it can be put just about anywhere. It’s perfect for high-traffic areas or places people stand a lot. It resists mold and mildew and is waterproof when sealed, so it can be used in entryways and bathrooms. It can be installed over existing flooring and on uneven floors — it can even be used as underlay for other flooring materials to add cushion, insulation, and sound-proofing.  

If you need new flooring for any room in your home, the experts at Vartanian Rugs encourage you to consider cork. Visit their showroom in Stoney Creek, or find them online at Facebook for more information.

The Benefits of Cork Flooring

Sponsored content Feb 24, 2015 Hamilton Spectator

Put cork on it…your floor, that is. The flooring experts at Vartanian Rugs in Stoney Creek recommend cork as an environmentally and budget-friendly choice for both residential and commercial applications. It’s not always the perfect choice, but there are a lot of hard-to-beat advantages to cork flooring.

Cork is good for the environment both outside and inside

Cork is a sustainable and renewable resource. It’s a bark that can be harvested without killing or damaging the tree it grows on, leaving it to produce new bark for a later harvest. Cork trees live for nearly two centuries and can be harvested about once a decade. In between harvests, the trees contribute to environmental health by producing oxygen and supporting biodiversity.

As a flooring material, cork promotes a comfortable living or work space with its many positive properties. Firstly, its unique structure makes it a natural cushion. It’s comfortable to walk or stand on for long periods of time, and it absorbs the sound of footfalls and ambient noise. It also provides natural insulation (read: your feet won’t get cold in winter and you’ll save on heating bills). Secondly, cork resists allergens like mold and mites, making it an ideal alternative to allergen-trapping carpet.

Cork is stylish, inexpensive, and versatile

Consumers are often told they have to choose between being budget-conscious and style-conscious (not to mention eco-conscious), but that’s just not the case with cork flooring. Perhaps that’s why it’s such a trend.

Cork comes in an array of colours and can be applied in sheets or tiles. Cork tiles can be cut into all sorts of shapes and specialty patterns for even greater design flexibility.

When it comes to price, cork is a happy medium between cheap synthetics and expensive natural flooring like hardwood or stone. The costs range depending on the type and style of cork flooring, of course, but for all of its benefits, the costs are pretty reasonable.

Yet another reason to love cork is that it can be put just about anywhere. It’s perfect for high-traffic areas or places people stand a lot. It resists mold and mildew and is waterproof when sealed, so it can be used in entryways and bathrooms. It can be installed over existing flooring and on uneven floors — it can even be used as underlay for other flooring materials to add cushion, insulation, and sound-proofing.  

If you need new flooring for any room in your home, the experts at Vartanian Rugs encourage you to consider cork. Visit their showroom in Stoney Creek, or find them online at Facebook for more information.

The Benefits of Cork Flooring

Sponsored content Feb 24, 2015 Hamilton Spectator

Put cork on it…your floor, that is. The flooring experts at Vartanian Rugs in Stoney Creek recommend cork as an environmentally and budget-friendly choice for both residential and commercial applications. It’s not always the perfect choice, but there are a lot of hard-to-beat advantages to cork flooring.

Cork is good for the environment both outside and inside

Cork is a sustainable and renewable resource. It’s a bark that can be harvested without killing or damaging the tree it grows on, leaving it to produce new bark for a later harvest. Cork trees live for nearly two centuries and can be harvested about once a decade. In between harvests, the trees contribute to environmental health by producing oxygen and supporting biodiversity.

As a flooring material, cork promotes a comfortable living or work space with its many positive properties. Firstly, its unique structure makes it a natural cushion. It’s comfortable to walk or stand on for long periods of time, and it absorbs the sound of footfalls and ambient noise. It also provides natural insulation (read: your feet won’t get cold in winter and you’ll save on heating bills). Secondly, cork resists allergens like mold and mites, making it an ideal alternative to allergen-trapping carpet.

Cork is stylish, inexpensive, and versatile

Consumers are often told they have to choose between being budget-conscious and style-conscious (not to mention eco-conscious), but that’s just not the case with cork flooring. Perhaps that’s why it’s such a trend.

Cork comes in an array of colours and can be applied in sheets or tiles. Cork tiles can be cut into all sorts of shapes and specialty patterns for even greater design flexibility.

When it comes to price, cork is a happy medium between cheap synthetics and expensive natural flooring like hardwood or stone. The costs range depending on the type and style of cork flooring, of course, but for all of its benefits, the costs are pretty reasonable.

Yet another reason to love cork is that it can be put just about anywhere. It’s perfect for high-traffic areas or places people stand a lot. It resists mold and mildew and is waterproof when sealed, so it can be used in entryways and bathrooms. It can be installed over existing flooring and on uneven floors — it can even be used as underlay for other flooring materials to add cushion, insulation, and sound-proofing.  

If you need new flooring for any room in your home, the experts at Vartanian Rugs encourage you to consider cork. Visit their showroom in Stoney Creek, or find them online at Facebook for more information.