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What are the Pros and Cons of Eco-Friendly Cork Flooring?

Cork flooring has become popular in recent years as an eco-friendly alternative in home building and remodeling.  It’s been touted as sustainable, natural, and comfortable.  So what’s the real deal on cork?

Cork used in flooring for commercial and residential purposes comes from the bark of cork trees, which naturally shed bark, although cork flooring material is hand-harvested from the trees.  Cork oak trees, found mostly in Southern Europe in Western Mediterranean countries, are protected by harvesting regulations to save the trees, which live for up to 500 years.   Since the tree is not destroyed in the harvesting process, that means... 

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Picking Great Kitchen Flooring

Kitchen floors help pull a kitchen together & integrate with other rooms

Kitchen remodeling was one of Remodeling Magazine’s top 10 remodeling projects for this year. Flooring was one of the kitchen features included in the remodeling project so we decided to review the best types of flooring for a kitchen where people tend to stand on their feet more, and there’s a greater chance of water and food getting spilled on the floor.

This article not only introduces the 5 most popular types of kitchen flooring, it also identifies the things you want to consider when researching flooring products for your kitchen or any room in your house. We’ll probably need to... 

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