RemodelWest has been designing and remodeling homes since 1992. Just recently we have noticed a trend in using cork material as a flooring solution. We thought we would take the opportunity to share a few quick facts about Cork.

  • Cork is a 100% natural flooring options. The bark of cork oak trees is harvested with zero negative impact on the environment and grows back naturally in 9-12 years.
  • Have allergies? No problem! Natural substances found in cork resist the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria.
  • Cork flooring is one of the best choices when thinking about the acoustics in the room. It has the best natural sound insulation and actually absorbs sound reducing noise.
  • Cork is naturally fire resistant.
  • Cork is naturally very compressible and elastic; if a heavy object creates a dent, cork will resume to it’s original shape over a period of time.

If you would like to learn more, here are some links to cork suppliers:


We Cork

Natural Cork

The RemodelWest team designed this family room with cork flooring. This was completed in July of 2012.

To see more photos of this project, please visit our Flickr site.

Remodel West is a design, build firm specializing in residential remodeling. As a licensed general contractor since 1992, RemodelWest has completed projects in Saratoga, San Jose, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Palo Alto, Menlo Atherton and surrounding areas.

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