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Cork flooring

Environmental Factors

Cork, which is the bark of the Cork Oak Tree, is a sustainable material. As part of a natural cycle the outer bark is harvested every 9 years without harm to the tree, which lives for about 200 years.


Cork is a beautiful natural product and offers durability and softness. The natural colour of cork also makes it easy to match up with existing or future colour schemes. When cork is subjected to pressure, the gas in the cells is compressed and volume reduces considerably. When released from pressure, cork recovers very rapidly to its original shape. Cork is remarkably resistant to wear, as it is less affected by impact and friction than other hard surfaces because of its cellular composition.

Sound, Vibration & Thermal Insulation

Cork reduces the transmission of sound, vibration, heat and therefore is a great insulator. It is extremely compressible, being comprised of 50% air, yet has terrific strength. Cork reduces heat loss in rooms and even body heat loss through the feet. Cork naturally maintains a comfortable temperature, never getting very hot or very cool. Walk barefoot on a cork floor and the warmth is immediately apparent. Cork naturally warms and enriches any interior when used on the floor for a quiet comfortable feeling.

Inherently fire resistant

Natural cork is a fire inhibitor, not spreading the flame. Cork also does not release any toxic gases on combustion.

Anti-Allergenic and Insect Resistant

Bugs, mold, mites and even termites are repelled by cork due to a naturally occurring substance in cork called Suberin.

Affordable Flooring

Cork is less expensive then most other flooring products and can be a cost effective way to alter a room. Given that Cork has so many benefits choosing Westco Cork flooring offers the perfect solution.

Westco’s range of cork products include:
  • Squares 12” x 12” (305x305mm)
If you have a requirement for cork and would like to discuss this, or would like to discuss any of our flooring products, please give our sales team a call on 02920 376 700.
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