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Reliable Cork Flooring Services in Ottawa & Surrounding Areas

Cork is a natural flooring which people have enjoyed for centuries! As a flooring material, it has numerous benefits that put it at par with other flooring alternatives like hardwood or vinyl. A floor composed of cork can be designed in various interesting ways. In addition to its natural cushioning and underfoot warmth, cork absorbs noise too. Experience the comforting quiet of cork floors in Ottawa from Millennium Floor Covering. We provide our clients with a multitude of cork colours and patterns for their Ottawa homes and offices. Cork is a sustainable and eco-friendly material, making it a trendy choice among modern homeowners. We offer high-quality, durable cork flooring products from reputable suppliers such as Goodfellow and DuroDesign. Call or visit us today to learn more about our efficient, affordable cork flooring services in Ottawa.

From Trees to Floors

Cork is derived from the bark of a cork tree, which is grown on commercial plantations. It is then ground up and compressed to create sheets. These sheets are used as floor coverings. The best part about it is the trees can regenerate after the bark is harvested. Thus, it is a sustainable and recurring material that is also biodegradable. It doesn’t negatively impact the environment as some other flooring materials do.

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Why Choose Cork?

In addition to being eco-friendly, cork has many advantages. Here are some factors that explain the popularity of cork as a flooring material:

 

  • High aesthetic appeal: Available in a range of colours and designs, cork can blend in easily and give you plenty of room to experiment with interior decorations. These days cork floors that resemble wood and tiles are also available.

  • Comfortable: When you step on the cork, it feels warm under your feet and gives in just a little bit. Cork floors provide comfort and cushioning.

  • Noise-absorbing: Cork is an acoustic insulator and is good at absorbing noise.

  • Prevents mould growth: Cork is resistant to microbes, moulds, and termites. Thus, it contributes to healthy living.

  • Low inflammability: In case of a fire, cork is not as hazardous as some other flooring materials. It won’t catch fire that easily.

  • Low maintenance: Floors made from cork do not need high maintenance. This means you can easily clean and maintain them with regular sweeping and mopping.

  • Cost-effective: The material cost of cork usually ranges from $2.00 - $6.00 per sq. ft. Combined with the benefits listed above, it turns out to be cheaper and more economical in the long run than other flooring options.

Pay us a visit at Millennium Floor Covering and browse through our collection of cork floors in Ottawa. We can assure you that you will be investing in a sustainable and durable floor. With regular maintenance, your beautiful floors can easily last for decades.

Customizing Options in Cork Flooring

There are endless ways of customizing your cork floors. Play around with colours, textures, and more! Keep reading to know more about how we can help you customize your Ottawa cork floors:

 

  • Planks and tiles: Cork planks are used for floating floors. These planks can be placed directly on top of the old flooring. Cork tiles are available in standard sizes and are installed in the same way as other tiles on a specially prepared subfloor. 

  • Textures and colours: Cork floors come in a variety of textures and shades. Small granules, medium granules, large granules, peeled cork, and burled cork are some of the commonly manufactured textures. When it comes to colours, the natural pale tan shade is one that a lot of people prefer. But cork floors are available in painted variations having all shades of brown, gray, and white.

  

Visit our showroom to see durable and sustainable cork flooring options from Goodfellow and DuroDesign, or hire our effective flooring services in Ottawa.

Cork Flooring Vs. Hardwood Flooring

If you dream of perfect floors that are not only beautiful but also eco-friendly and long-lasting, cork is the right choice for you. Cork is steadily gaining popularity over traditional hardwood floors for the following reasons:

 

  • Durable: Cork, as a material, is less prone to scratches, impacts, and other damage as compared to hardwood. It is water-resistant and can last longer than hardwood floors if properly maintained.

  • Comfortable: Cork is a good thermal and sound insulator. As a softwood, cork can absorb and deflect impact shock and thus is more comfortable to walk on as it feels warmer. Hardwood, on the other hand, can feel hard and gets colder during winter.

  • Sustainable: Cork comes from the oak tree's bark, meaning it can grow back over time. Hardwood flooring, on the other hand, requires cutting down trees and using the materials for wood. Thus, cork is a more eco-friendly, sustainable, and renewable option.

  • Cost-effective: They can be installed over concrete, tiles, and wood subfloors and generally cost less than hardwood, making them an economical and cost-effective option.

  • Variety of colours, patterns, and designs: Cork is available as tiles or planks that are easier to customize into various styles, sizes, patterns, and colours. Some can even be digitally rendered to mimic stone patterns. But hardwood floors only come in traditional colours and patterns.

  • Other qualities: Cork is hypoallergenic and prevents mould or mildew growth. Floors made up of cork can also be conveniently installed over radiant heat. Hardwood planks cannot stand variations in moisture degrees and can contract.


Have a look at our blog to learn more about flooring-related topics. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will happily educate you about our cork floors in Ottawa.

Maintaining Cork Floors

Cork is highly-durable and needs low maintenance. However, if you follow certain tips on a regular basis, you can keep your flooring damage-free and long-lasting. Here are some tips to follow to maintain your floors and make them last as long as possible:

  • Sweep, mop, and vacuum the floor regularly to remove dust and sand particles.

  • Wipe spills as soon as they occur. Avoid excessive water, as that can damage the floor over time.

  • Use only special cork floor cleaners to remove stubborn stains.

  • When moving heavy objects, always use a protective cover over your cork floor and remember to lift and transfer your furniture as much as possible.

  • Do not use ‘all-purpose’ bleach or any cleaners with ammonia, as it will damage the cork.

  • Apply a water-based polyurethane within the first seven years after the installation and then 1-2 refresher coats every 5-7 years, depending on your usage and other conditions.

 

At Millennium Floor Covering, we offer top-notch services and provide our clients with useful tips to ensure their flooring stands the test of time gracefully. Reach out to us to get quality-assured cork flooring services in Ottawa.

Cork Flooring: Pre-Installation Tips

If you want to install cork on your residential or commercial flooring, some important pre-installation tips can make the installation task easier, quicker, and much more effective. Here are few things you should know before cork flooring installation:

  • If you are planning to paint or remodel your walls, make sure to do so before the flooring job. 

  • Keep all the furniture and delicate items or showpieces at a safe place.

  • Hire a professional flooring expert to remove your existing flooring. 

  • If your new flooring is going to be thicker than the existing flooring, see to it that the door bottoms are shaved off sufficiently in advance. Otherwise, you cannot open or close your doors easily.


Millennium Floor Covering offers a free flooring measurement and estimate. Contact our flooring professionals for efficient cork flooring services in your Ottawa home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Before installing floor covering in your living or workspace, it is crucial to understand its important aspects. You know that a well-informed decision is a smart decision. Keep reading to learn more about frequently asked questions:

What Is the Floor Buying Process?

The process is simple. You have to start by visiting our office and selecting the floor covering of your choice. Bringing swatches of furniture covers, bedspreads, and wallpapers is always better. After this, we will visit your house for measurement and cost estimation. Once you accept our quote, we will schedule the flooring task and plan the preparation work with your consent.

Can We Install Cork in Our Basement?

If the cork is used in the basement, it may allow moisture from the slab. Moisture leads to the detachment of floor tiles. Thus, there are better flooring options than cork for a basement.

Millennium Floor Covering offers a large variety of high-quality, durable, visually appealing floor cover products and installation services. Contact us to learn more about our products and cork flooring services in Ottawa.

You’ll Be Floored by Our Options!

Carpet, laminate, hardwood, or cork floors - we have an array of flooring options available at our Ottawa showroom.

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