The cork floor is an interesting invention, but it can be scary because the material seems fragile. In fact, do not panic, the cork adapts very well as floor covering! And it is available in many forms and colors and coatings, which makes it very practical.

The benefits of cork floors
Contrary to what one might think, the cork floor is extremely resistant to moisture. No wonder, since it absorbs it and lets it circulate in its multiple cells. It can, therefore, be installed in a bathroom, provided it is properly treated.

Cork has a very good quality of keeping the heat. It is, therefore, a very pleasant coating in winter, or for young children.

On the other hand, cork is present in many forms: in wide slabs, or in narrow tiles, or even now in composite parquet slats. It can be placed in floating or glued mode.

Finally, it turns out that cork is very inexpensive compared to other coatings. You can find different species of cork for less than 20$ per m2.

The disadvantages of cork floors
The cork floor is very beautiful and comfortable, but it requires real maintenance, just like a wooden floor. It must, therefore, be carefully treated with wax or oil regularly. On a daily basis, vacuuming or sweeping is enough, but it must never be exposed too long to a task or water.

The other disadvantage of cork flooring is that it is sensitive to weather. Do not be surprised if he goes for it or if he marks the blows.

The cork floor, a natural product
Cork is grown every nine years in the bark of the cork oak, especially in Spain and Portugal. Cork granules are compressed at high pressure into large blocks, and the sap is added as a binder. After maturation, the blocks are cut into slabs. Tip: When buying a cork floor, ask about the density of the slabs. The more granules have been pressed into a slab, the heavier it is, and the more durable your soil will be.

Lay a cork floor
The installation of a cork floor can be achieved in several ways. The first is to put a cork floor to stick. This means that the cork slabs are fixed on an even and dry floor with glue for flooring. Paint the tiles after they have been laid, so that the floor is moisture-resistant. The cork can then be placed in the bathroom, bedroom, kitchen ... Most cork tiles for cork floors to be glued have a thickness of 4 mm.

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