Pros And Cons Of Cork Flooring In Kitchen: Advantages And Disadvantages


The Cork is actually a natural and renewable material which is harvested from the bark of cork oak trees. In case of the flooring, cork is harvested, ground up, compressed, and formed into the sheets which are bonded with the best resins.

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Cork Flooring In Kitchen

Pros/ Advantages

  1. Durability: It has one of the longest life spans than any other kitchen flooring, but it needs to be properly cared and maintained.
  2. Maintenance: It is very easy to take care of Cork Flooring, it just needs the sweeping or vacuuming to remove dirt or dust. In case of the spills clean it as soon as possible.
  3. Safety: One of the best safety features of cork flooring is that it is fire resistant that makes it the best option for the kitchens, it can only melt at very high temperature.
  4. Comfort: It is one of the comfortable flooring, which gives the feel of cushion underfoot.
  5. Natural Insulation: The cork is a natural thermal insulator, that means the rooms with the cork flooring is naturally warm and quiet.

Cons/ Disadvantages

  1. Easily Damaged: One of the con is that the cork floor can get easily damaged, If any heavy or sharp item drops on it, then it can get punctured.
  2. Fading: It is very prone to the fading, if the sunlight beam on the floor then the discloration can get faded.
  3. Variable Cost: Generally it is not expensive, it is available in number of options, the best quality can cost very high.
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