Trust Floor Coverings International to be your trusted local provider for cork flooring in Austin and the surrounding areas. Cork flooring is a truly unique flooring type in that it has many benefits that set it apart from other flooring types – not to mention, it’s earth-friendly. Because we are a local business, we are available to our customers in the area for free, at-home estimates and consultations.
We know that an eco-friendly and less conventional flooring type such as cork flooring can come with a lot of questions. That’s why we make it our business to be prepared and knowledgeable enough to help you choose from a selection of samples, offer style tips, and perform a full, quick, and professional installation of your new floors.
Advantages & Disadvantages
The main advantages of cork flooring are that it is soft underfoot, earth-friendly, and quite sturdy. Cork trees have a much higher regrowth rate than traditional timber, so they are classified as a renewable resource. This means that the manufacture of cork for flooring has a low environmental impact, making it an eco-friendly flooring type. Additionally, cork flooring repels insects, dust, and other allergens, making it an excellent choice for homes with allergies, asthma, pets, or children. Cork flooring will also feel cushy and comfortable underfoot. It is sound- and shock-absorbent, meaning that glasses or ceramic mugs won’t break as easily if dropped on cork floors.
One drawback of cork floors and how springy they can be is that they will hold impressions and indents from heavy furniture. It is recommended that you use furniture pads or coasters if you are planning on having cork flooring installed under heavier pieces. Also, because cork flooring is so absorbent, it can be susceptible to absorbing spills.
Our partnerships with leading flooring manufacturers mean that we can provide popular brands and the highest-quality products at competitive prices. We have access to a diverse range of cork flooring styles and colors, so we are certain you will find a product that fits your requirements.
A Note From Our Owner
“Choose cork flooring if you’re looking for a product that is easy on the environment, soft underfoot, and non-toxic.” – Rene Salazar, Owner