Children’s room cork flooring cuts a very good figure there due to a variety of technical aspects. As a natural material, cork feels warm and pleasant to the touch, is environmentally friendly, has very good burning properties, and is free of emissions and pollutants. A child spends a considerable amount of time in its room and it is all the more important for parents to find a 100% suitable floor covering for the children's room for playing and romping, which, in contrast to the living room, must withstand much more and fulfill the following criteria:
Cork oak is an amazing tree that grows only in the sweet European Mediterranean region and in some countries of North Africa. Cork is extracted from its bark, which is necessary for production. Sustainable raw material extraction consists of removing the exfoliated bark layers of the cork oak tree, which does not harm the tree in any way. After that, the bark needs about 10 years to grow back. Afterward, the raw materials are disinfected in special boilers, washed, dried again, and ground. Then the resulting mass is heated to 350 degrees, pressed, and cooled. Blocks of pressed material are kept for a week until they are completely dry and glued together. From this, cork planks and cork tiles are here for private and commercial consumption.
When you install a warm and cosy cork floor in your child's room, you don't need carpets or underfloor heating. This unique natural floor combines technical and functional advantages with a multi-faceted look. Basically, light-coloured floors are recommended for this room. If you want a traditional cork floor look for the children's room, take a closer look at the planks from Granorte.
How about the classics like Cortex Corknatura UV Pro "BLV0010 Spurt Gravel" | Click Cork or Granorte Natur-Trend "1291000 Marble"? If you would like a cork floor in the children's room in an authentic wood look, then the planks in a noble larch look Granorte Design-Trend "49000201 Larch Spice" would perhaps be something for your four walls? As you can see, the manufacturers offer you a wide range of options to design your favourite child's room according to your wishes.
Pre-finished eco flooring from reputable manufacturers is made from natural raw materials. The plantations of the cork oak are common in areas where there is no industrial and other environmental pollution. Cork contains zero hazardous substances. Cork products do not emit allergens that could be harmful to human health. The structure and chemical composition give the material antistatic properties, which means that the floor surface is not electrified and does not attract dust - a plus point for allergy-suffering households.
The surface of the floor is non-slip and prevents the child from falling and injuring himself. Due to the shock-absorbing properties of cork floors, it is almost impossible to get hurt or break anything on it. The coating of this material is elastic, wears very slowly, and is not afraid of mechanical shocks. Cork products are fireproof and are not subject to decay.
From now on, children can walk barefoot in their room! The surface of a cork floor for bedrooms is warm and maintains the optimal temperature all year round. This sustainable flooring in the room serves as additional sound insulation and reduces walking noise by an average of 53%. Also, a cork laminate is a thermal insulator with low thermal conductivity. The coating can muffle sounds during children's play, allowing parents and neighbours to enjoy your peace and quiet. Thanks to a surface sealant, the cork on the floor can be easily cleaned.
Cork has only two disadvantages. The coating can be easily cut or punctured. Thus, a cork floor in a child's room can be punctually damaged with sharp objects such as scissors. However, replacing this material is quite quick by refilling the damaged area with cork and smoothing it down. Like any material, cork flooring swells and can crack if it remains wet for hours.
The regular cleaning of a children's room cork floor in light cork colours is not much different from the usual cleaning of a floor with any other coating, the only difference being that a large amount of water must not be used. Use a soft cotton cloth for damp mopping. We recommend to use a hoover with a soft attachment before mopping to remove dust and small sand or stone particles that can scratch the cork.
However, there are two important points to consider when choosing the right cleaning equipment: Use cleaning products that do not contain solvents and corrosive chemical ingredients. Do not use abrasive cleaners, hard and metal brushes or scrapers for wiping. Use mild cleaning products that must be diluted in water. It is important to remove stains from various foods and drinks immediately, as they will remain on the surface due to absorption by the material if not sealed properly. You can remove them with ordinary soapy water. For stubborn stains use ordinary sandpaper. Blinds or special adhesive foils help to reduce your cork floor's exposure to UV rays - this means the cork laminate does not lose its colour and remains in its original shape for a long time.
We hope that we have been able to help you with your decision and answer a few of your questions! You will of course find a large selection of suitable organic flooring for children's rooms here at BRICOFLOR.