It’s command central for meals, of course, but also for homework, board games around the breakfast table, and the occasional dance party. It’s where we spend most of our at-home waking hours, and it’s seen its share of lively activity with 3 kids and 2 dogs.
One of the first things people notice about our home is the kitchen floors. They’re cork— not a material I would have chosen but one that I’ve really grown to love.
Here are 5 things I love about my cork floors. Would you consider putting them in your home? Tell me in the comments!
Durability- Cork floors are among the most durable options out there. I read that if maintained properly they can easily last 40 years!
Beauty- My floors look great, and cork comes in a variety of styles and finishes depending on your home’s decor.
They’re easy to clean- Once cork floors are sealed they’re very easy to clean. I just sweep mine and take care of any spills immediately, then every couple of weeks or so I wipe it down with a gentle cleanser and a damp rag or sponge.
Comfort- Cork is great for my tired feet! And because they’re so soft, not only do I not worry as much about my kids falling and getting seriously hurt, but they provide natural insulation too.
They’re eco-friendly- The cork extraction process doesn’t require killing the tree and it’s self-sustaining.
As you can tell, I’m a cork convert! I never would have thought about installing it but have really loved having it in my home.
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Mary Lauren Weimer is a social worker turned mother turned writer. Her blog, My 3 Little Birds, encourages moms to put down the baby books for a moment and tell their own stories. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.