Cork Flooring, The Hypoallergenic Flooring Material

Daisy Ratnasari

If you or someone you know has an allergy there is nothing worse than when allergy season comes along. Or, perhaps you’re one of the millions of people who have pet related allergies. Either way, this can make your life miserable, especially if you have to live with or around the stuff that you’re allergic too. It seems that no matter how much cleaning or air filtering done you can’t get any relief. However, there is one weapon in the arsenal of people who have allergies, but hardly ever use it. This weapon is called cork flooring, and when you learn about it you’ll never know how you lived without it.

The primary benefit of cork material is the fact that it’s a hypoallergenic material. Cork won’t retain dander, pollen or pet hairs. This means a simple task such as vacuuming will remove all these un-wanted allergens from your home. Unlike carpet, that can lock in these allergens and make your life miserable even after allergy season has passed. Even if you don’t have allergies maybe your friends or family members do. Cork flooring will make it easy to clean up for your friends or family and make them as comfortable as possible in your home.

Along with being a hypoallergenic material it’s also eco-friendly. This is one of the few wood flooring solutions that is completely sustainable without requiring deforestation. This is because cork is actually the bark of a tree, the cork oak tree to be specific. A layer is removed from the cork oak tree every 10 years to be used commercially. During these 10 years the cork oak tree will grow new bark and not be harmed by the harvesting process. So, not only do you have a flooring product that is hypoallergenic, it’s also great for the environment.

Cork flooring also naturally resists mold, mildew, water and pests. Generally common household mold or mildew won’t affect your health. However some people do develop allergies to mold or mildew, and this can happen at any age. Let’s face it; cork might be the perfect flooring solution for you if you have allergies. If you’d like to learn more about this amazing flooring product and it’s anti-allergen properties then please follow the links below.

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