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:
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.
Founder and Owner of Remodel West, a residential design and construction firm, originally established as Cupertino Kitchen Design in 1992. I have created a very progressive company with a high level of quality standards. Over the years, the company has built revenues to 8.5 Million and scaled operations as we rolled with the times. By re-branding the business in 2007 to Remodel West, we aimed to better align our name with the scope of work performed.
I am a Certified Graduate Remodeler through NAHB and Certified Green Building Professional through Build It Green and most recently Certified Renovator through the EPA which is now a federal requirement.
My primary goals are to design and build more eco-friendly projects, to do projects for those clients seeking high quality. My professional background stems from twenty-six years of hands on experience beginning in 1985 in cabinetry design and sales, and progressed to my involvement with a startup company from 1987-1991. In 1992, at age 26, I started Cupertino Kitchen Design/RemodelWest. My strengths are creating a vision for our company, planning, and empowering our employees to accomplish our goals. Sue and I have been married 26 years with three wonderful children, Jessica, Michael and Adam and of course our dog Ellbee. We live in Los Gatos and enjoy visiting our home in Lake Almanor, fishing, brewing beer, reading and relaxing.