Cork flooring offers quite a few excellent benefits to any homeowner. The main benefit of cork flooring in your house is its durability. High heels or furniture do not represent any damage to your flooring. Cork flooring is characteristically protected with urethane, durable, and free of formaldehyde. When cork is exposed to weight or pressure, the air between chambers inside cork reduces the volume significantly. When cork is not subjected to pressure, it returns to its original shape. The cellular composition of cork prevents cork from effects of resistance and impact more than other hard flooring surfaces.
Natural substance of cork prevents the flame spreading; in the process of burning, cork doesn’t release any toxic gases. More than that one of the major benefits of cork is the fact cork as a material is antibacterial and insect repellent. The natural essence the suberin is a characteristic natural repellent; even termites avoid suberin.
The easy maintenance of cork is its greatest advantage, perhaps. Sweeping and mopping will be more than enough to keep you floors looking great. After a few years of use, the finish may need to be renewed with a new coat of urethane.