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How to get rid of allergies with cork floors
Is your carpet flooring harboring too many guests? Dust, dander and unwanted mites. Carpet fibers causing havoc on your nose and making your eyes twitch? Take a moment to study cork for an alternate solution that can aid in relieving your allergies. It’s not made with any harsh chemicals and is formaldehyde free. In your home, you’ll see that it helps to reduce dirt, germs, and fungus.
Cork is naturally hypo-allergenic. Suberin, the waxy substance that occurs in the bark of the cork tree, repels wood rot as well as insects, leaving mildew and mold without a place to cultivate. Dander and dust have no fibers in which to collect, and pet hairs no place to cling. There are no carcinogens produced and the material does not shed microfibers, making it the best hypo-allergenic product.
Cork is wood. Only a species far different to other hardwoods. Each cubic centimeter of cork’s honeycomb-like structure contains between 30 and 40 million cells. These cells trap a gases substance that allows cork to compress and depress with pressure. Top that with the fact that the air cells make cork naturally spongy and soft underfoot, so compared to stone and hardwood cork has more give without losing a firm surface to walk upon. Whether used as a subfloor under hardwood or tile, or as a standalone floor, cork provides a comfortable surface in rooms where you’ll do a lot of standing, like the kitchen.
This flexibility not only gives cork wood a softer surface but allows the cells to retain and prolong ambient warmth. The cellular quality of cork also provides sound insulation. It’s this unique cellular structure that gives cork its innate characteristics, and each of these cells contains suberin, a waxy substance that gives cork its resistance to insects, mold and mildew. Cork is also resistant to more than 38 species of insects including the termite, and to the development of microbes.
Want the best in a healthy flooring material, then go with cork. The cork oak tree is valued for its bark, which is regularly harvested, without damage to the trunk. Advanced technologies have brought this material into the 21st century. Even the manufacturing process is done without any harsh chemicals and is formaldehyde free to keep cork flooring a ‘green’ product. Visit us today at www.cancork.com and learn more.