Trust Floor Coverings International to be your local provider for cork flooring in Vancouver, WA, Portland, OR, and the surrounding areas. Cork flooring is a flooring type with a unique look and mixture of benefits – not to mention, it’s also earth-friendly. Because we are a local business, we are available to our customers in the area for free, in-home estimates.
We know that an eco-friendly and unconventional flooring type such as cork flooring can come with a few questions. So, we make it our business to be knowledgeable and ready to help you choose from the best cork samples, offer style tips, and perform a full, quick, professional installation of your new floors.
Advantages & Disadvantages
The main advantages of cork flooring are that it is shock-absorbent, has a low environmental impact, and is quite sturdy. Cork trees have a much faster regrowth rate than traditional timber, so harvesting them to use for flooring is less harmful to the environment. Cork flooring is also classified as an eco-friendly flooring type because it repels bugs, dust, and other allergens. This makes it an excellent choice for homes with asthma, allergies, kids, or pets. Additionally, cork flooring is both sound- and shock-absorbent, meaning it will feel soft and cushy underfoot, muffle sound, and delicate objects such as wine glasses won’t break as easily if dropped on it.
On the other hand, one drawback of being so springy and cushy is that cork flooring will hold impressions and indents from heavy furniture. So, it is recommended that you use furniture pads or coasters for your weightier furniture to avoid this problem. Also, because cork flooring is so absorbent it can be susceptible to absorbing spills quickly.
Our partnerships with nationally-recognized manufacturers allow us to give our customers top-quality products and the most popular brands at competitive prices. We have access to a diverse array of styles and colors of cork flooring, so you’ll surely find a product that suits your needs and personal aesthetic.
A Note From Our Owner
“Choose cork flooring if you’re looking for something that is durable, versatile, comfortable, and easy on the environment.” – Toby Tabor, Owner