It was once the case that wall-to-wall carpet was the automatic choice for living room flooring, but that is no longer the case. In fact, it’s becoming more common to see most other types of floors in a living room, as consumers have grown tired of having to maintain carpet or keeping it looking new. Continue reading Flooring For the Living Room is Changing
Spring is springing, the people are cleaning, getting outside and getting things done inside. Many of us are even saying, “I think it’s time to install new flooring.” Continue reading New Looks in DIY Flooring
When installing new flooring in a condominium, you have to take more into consideration than how the floor will perform. You’ve got neighbors to think about, and it’s not just how much they might hear you, but how much you might hear them. Continue reading The Best Flooring For a Condominium
Now that we’re entering Winter, many of us are thinking of new ways to keep warm. And believe it or not, the type of flooring you choose can greatly affect the insulation of your home. Continue reading Cork Flooring: The Cold Weather Floor
Everyone wants to save money on new flooring and there’s no shame in saving as much money as you can. And if you’re willing to put forth a little effort, the savings on flooring you can receive is substantial and the effort you expend will be well worth it. Continue reading Saving Money On Flooring
While cork flooring has some disadvantages, the advantages far outweigh them. And now cork is available in a variety of different easy-to-install floors that vary greatly in style and color. Certain manufacturers have brought cork to a whole new level, giving consumers a lot of options they’ve not had before. Continue reading Cork Flooring Has It All
Cork Flooring has been a flooring choice for over 100 years, yet few people know very much about it.
So rather than give a complete history hear are some of the highlights:
1) Cork is resilient – that means it is inherently tough.
2) Cork is hypoallergenic – that means it is good for people with allergies.
3) Cork is unique visually – that means you will either hate it or love it.
4) Cork is very dent resistent – although denting is something that most cork can recover from due to it’s natural structure it can gouge easier than other floors
Recently there a new e-commerce introduction from http://www.homeimporters.com caught this blogger’s attention by also adding an important key additional feature:
All of those reasons together makes cork flooring a great choice for kitchens, family rooms, offices and more. The only caveat on cork is that if your finish starts to wear then you should recoat the floor with a hardwood flooring finish to insure a long life span. The other note is that bright direct sunlight can cause cork to fade which is not a huge issue, but you should at least be aware of it.