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kid friendly floors – cork flooring

Cork Flooring

Flooring Type - Cork

Cork floors offer a comfortable surface to stand, walk and play on, something family members of any age can appreciate. Cork flooring is one of the more health–friendly options as it is hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, and contains suberin (a natural insect repellent). The resiliency of cork flooring allows it to "give" or return to its natural shape upon contact. These characteristics make cork flooring a good choice for many homes and families.

Pros

  • Absorbs impact well, which can help make falling less painful
  • Soft, warm surface to walk or play on
  • Sound–absorbent qualities can help reduce household noise
  • Hypoallergenic qualities make it great for kids with allergies or asthma
  • Resistant to fungi, mold, and bacteria growth
  • Moisture resistant when properly installed, sealed and finished
  • Considered environmentally friendly as it's made from a renewable resource
  • Antistatic
  • Offers a wide assortment of designs and patterns idela for kids' playrooms

Cons

  • May expand or contract with changes in humidity levels
  • Can be scratched or gouged

Kid–Safe Flooring Tips – Cork Flooring

  • Immediately clean up all spills, dirt, and debris
  • Protect the subfloor with a moisture barrier or underlayment such as cork or foam rubber
  • Repair small scratches by reapplying polish or urethane (a protective coating)

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