When we consider cork flooring, our minds usually drift to retro school auditoriums and community halls. For most of us, cork isn’t even an option when we’re shopping for commercial or residential Wellington flooring. The thing is, cork flooring can actually be a better option than Wellington carpets or hardwood floors for some folks. It all boils down to the fact that cork is natural, renewable and surprisingly soft on your feet!

It’s time to bring back cork as a solid, sustainable Wellington flooring option for 2019. Let’s explore why…



So you might think that your cork floors are going to crumble as a soggy wine cork might. It’s myth-busting time! Cork is actually super resistant to cracking, abrasion and gas or liquid damage. Cork has a beautiful elasticity to it, meaning it can essentially bounce back from any damage you deal it.

For example, if you left a heavy table on your cork floors, the indentations from that table will disappear in a smaller amount of time than carpet might.


The healthy, safe choice

Fun fact: cork flooring is naturally resistant to mould and mildew. It possesses anti-microbial properties and does not emit any nasty microfibers into your interior’s airspace.

Depending on what you use to finish your cork floors, they can also prove to be quite fire resistant. Cork floors only ignite at extremely high temperatures, and they generate less smoke than Wellington carpets or vinyl flooring. Cork floors don’t release any toxic gas into the atmosphere, meaning they’ll be your safest option as far as fire hazards are concerned.


As you probably know, cork is typically installed in tiled segments. For a professional cork installation, ask your local Wellington flooring company about cork flooring today! Simply get in touch with the team at Robert Inwood Flooring for more information.

Keep an eye out for the second part of this blog, where you Wellington flooring installation experts will offer you a few more benefits of vinyl flooring.