Your floor is the largest continuous horizontal area in your home and it helps to unite every room in your house. Choosing a hard floor surface now involves choosing between a myriad of beautiful options. Here is a brief rundown of one of those options; cork. Cork is a green flooring option that looks great in traditional and contemporary kitchens.

cork flooring

Cork is becoming more popular as a green flooring option. It is peeled bark from a tree, so when it’s harvested, the tree lives, and years later the bark grows back! The value is found in cork with it’s durability and moderate price points. Cork is resilient and durable while being forgiving to the body – knees, hips, back. Cork also has good thermal and acoustic qualities, in addition to being hypo-allergenic and fire resistant.

For a look at flooring choices in both traditional and modern kitchens, check out our gallery here.