Cork tile for basement flooring

April 13, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Flooring & Ceiling

Cork tile, basement flooringBasements are typically humid and warm areas perfect for mold and mildew infestation. While choosing basement flooring, be careful about the material. Cork flooring is a widely popular element in basement flooring besides concrete. Cork is a natural, eco-friendly material containing a chemical suberin, which makes it resistant to moisture and hence pests and mold infestation. This factor is of prime importance in case of a basement.

Cork is good for insulation during winter because of its honey-comb structure and prevents the sub-floor coldness to get into your house. These cellular structures trap gas inside it giving the floor a cushioning effect to your feet. Unlike hardwood floors, cork tiles resist the entry of water and are very durable. It is elastic, scuff resistant and hard to damage under natural conditions. Cork tiles are available in various patterns and designs for you to choose from. Cork tiles are the best when it comes to basement flooring, considered the area doesn’t get flooded.

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