When you buy a new home, installing a new cork floor may be worth considering. A properly installed cork floor has many benefits and, in some cases, can even add value. (If you’re thinking of redoing your floors and including cork if you’re putting your home on the market, it’s a good idea to talk to a Marco Island REALTOR®(R) first. There may be better ways to improve your home’s resale value!)
Will Cork Flooring Work in Your Home?
As a flooring material, cork is resilient, warm and provides a cushioned walking surface. This makes it a fabulous alternative to carpeting. Allergy sufferers or those who simply don’t like carpet can still enjoy a luxurious barefoot stroll if they install cork flooring in their homes.
Some other benefits to choosing this material include:
- Shock-absorbing surface
- Wide choice of colors available
- Easy to maintain
- Pairs well with radiant heat systems
- Can be patched seamlessly if damaged
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 around or redecorate often. 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 this can be a concern for certain rooms.
Also, if you’re a pet owner, you need to be aware that the spongy, resilient nature of cork may mean that dog or cat claws can mar its surface.
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