This post is part of a series about bathroom remodeling as well part of a sub-series about bathroom flooring options. To access either of the lead posts please select one of the links below.
One could say that cork is a wood floor. I do not. Cork is harvested without needing to cut down trees as cork is the bark, not the tree wood itself. This makes cork the most highly renewable flooring material available.
Cork is a naturally moisture resistant material (which is why we’ve used it to keep liquid in bottles for centuries) and has a springy feel to it which makes it a good flooring choice.
As with wood floors (and I know some of you feel cork is wood) the color is not smooth or consistent through the entire material which adds to the natural look. You find the same effect with wood and any form of natural stone.
Cork is even more moisture resistant than Bamboo, making it especially practical for bathrooms. Not only moisture resistant but naturally resistant to mold and mildew.
In a way, it’s the perfect flooring material for bathrooms. Fairly low maintenance, very high function.
So why isn’t it more common? I wish I knew. Maybe the supply is limited thereby keeping the price high.
In spite of it being a near perfect flooring material for bathrooms, we’ve never installed one.
Maybe you’ll be our first.
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