Home Carpet One partnered with the leader in the cork flooring industry by featuring Natural Cork in its Chicago showroom. Natural Cork is a great alternative to hardwood flooring for anyone interested in green flooring. Some of the key features are listed below.

Home Carpet One presents dozens of eco-friendly flooring choices, including Natural Cork. Cork is a truly sustainable “green-building” material. Trees are grown and the bark is harvested in the centuries old tradition without harming either the trees or their habitat. The ‘waste’ material is ground up and then formed into sheets using minimal amounts of adhesive to bind the particles together under high pressure. From harvest to production to installation, cork is a green, environmentally sustainable, non-toxic, and healthy flooring choice.

Natural CORK flooring is protected with 5 coats of durable UV cured acrylic finish which has been specially formulated to withstand the movements due to compression and release. Because cork “gives” under pressure, it is less subject to abrasion than a traditional wood floor would be.

Sweeping and cleaning using a hardwood floor cleaner is all that is necessary for regular maintenance. A new coat of polyurethane will rejuvenate a floor that has begun to show signs of wear. Well maintained, your cork floor will last for decades.

Cork provides a comfortable cushion underfoot. Cork bounces back, so recovery from marks caused by furniture will leave minimal residual indentation, less noticeable than on wood flooring, carpet, or vinyl floors. This same resilient quality provides a warm and noiseless surface for any room.

Thermal and Acoustic Insulator
Cork floors reduce impact noise, a great asset for almost any application, especially high-rise living in Chicago. Walking barefoot in your bedroom or bathroom in the middle of a cold night is a warm, quiet, and comfortable experience.

Anti-microbial and Insect Repellent
Cork flooring is anti-microbial and is resistant to mold and mildew. If allergies are a problem, yet you enjoy the comfort and warmth of carpet, cork is the ideal alternative.

For a sampling of the variety of cork floors available at our Chicago store, see below:

Natural Cork Flooring

Almada cork flooring by USFloors
Cork Parquet cork flooring by USFloors
New Earth cork flooring by USFloors
Traditional Cork Plank cork flooring by USFloors
Wide Cork Tiles cork flooring by USFloors
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