cork laminate flooring problems

Laminate flooring cork properties

Laminate flooring cork is a type of flooring made from renewable material – from the ark of a cork oak tree. Laminate flooring cork or laminate flooring with cork backing are therefore an ecological and environmentally sustainable choice for modern homes. Laminate flooring cork has several wonderful properties, among them: 

  • cork offers an amazing insulation, therefore it’s a perfect material for laminate flooring cork, laminate flooring with cork backing and we can also use it for cork edging for laminate flooring;
  • antimicrobial: laminate flooring cork or laminate flooring with cork backing repel bacteria and other microorganism, therefore it represents a healthy choice, especially for people, who suffer allergies;
  • ergonomic: laminate flooring cork or cork backed laminate flooring is great for your posture and back; it offers a lot of support and is soft at the same time, so it makes walking comfortable, even barefoot.

Benefits of laminate flooring with cork backing

Cork backed laminate flooring and/or cork edging for laminate flooring will not give you a soft surface for walking like laminate flooring cork, but will nevertheless soften the whole ground a little bit. Next to that laminate flooring with cork backing has numerous benefits, which make it the best underlayment for laminate flooring. The material properties are quite something – cork, namely, has an open cell pattern with micro air pockets, which give the laminate flooring cork or laminate flooring with cork backing its wonderful insulation qualities and which will help you save money on heating in winter. What’s more, laminate flooring cork, cork backed laminate flooring or cork edging for laminate flooring will help you dampen the sound, too, making your house quieter. Another benefit, associated with this material, is low maintenance. No other flooring needs so little cleaning as laminate flooring cork – due to its pattern dust, dirt and spots are almost invisible.


Possible cork laminate flooring problems

Laminate flooring cork price

Everything has two sides and even laminate flooring cork/laminate flooring with cork backing have, for their obvious advantages, some drawbacks.
The softness of the material definitely presents a benefit, especially if you like to be barefoot at home, but that also means it can be damaged. Laminate flooring cork has a memory, so when compressed it will return to its original shape, but to remove cork laminate flooring problems, we recommend felt pads on your heavy furniture and chairs. Another cork laminate flooring problem is associated with pet scratches, which are also visible, so for the owners of cats, we recommend some other beautiful option, offered at Floor Experts. The last cork laminate flooring problem would be water – laminate flooring cork/laminate flooring with cork backing can withstand some water, but excessive moisture will damage them.