Cork flooring – perfect for my kitchen?

corkDo you want a stylish, durable and eco friendly kitchen floor? Cork is the answer, cork will tick all your boxes. It is suited for both modern and traditional styles and it comes in a wide range of colours and patterns that ensures there is something to fit everyone’s taste.

Why would I choose cork?

Cork is:

  • Eco friendly
  • Forgiving in the kitchen
  • Hygienic
  • Sound and heat insulator

Eco friendly

Cork is the most eco friendly floor you can find, it’s gathered from the cork oak. The oak’s bark is harvested and unlike regular timber harvesting, gathering the cork leaves the tree alive and ready to be harvested again. If you’re environmentally conscious and don’t want forests chopped down for your floor, cork is a great option for you.

Forgiving in the kitchen

Cork is naturally filled with air pockets; this makes it a natural shock absorber and feels wonderfully soft underfoot. Any dish you drop on a cork floor will have less of a chance of breaking or being damaged, unlike a hardwood or tile floor. The cushiony floor under foot is also great on your feet when you’re standing for long periods of time washing dishes or preparing a feast.


Flooring, that is both water and mould resistant is a must-have in a kitchen. Cork is both.
A cork floor with a topcoat can also be easily cleaned with only a dry cloth or dry mop. The cork itself is hypoallergenic, it is resistant to mould and unlikely to harbour bacteria. It is one of the healthiest flooring options out there and is great for the kitchen.

Sound and Heat insulator

Cork flooring absorbs sound, leading to quieter footfalls and less of a bang when you drop something; making that early morning breakfast without waking everyone up so much easier. Cork is also a heat insulator; it remains warm in winter and cool in summer. It’s a nice change for your feet and keeping the temperature comfortable all year round is always a bonus.

Feel free to contact D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring to discuss your options and requirements.

We do full installations and would be delighted to give your home the quality cork flooring it deserves. Free quotes, call today.