Consider Cork Flooring for your Home: WE Cork Serenity Collection

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:00 AM

Have you considered cork flooring for your home?  If not, let me introduce you to the WE Cork Serenity Collection which takes cork floors to a new level by reproducing the look of wood or tile. As a result, you have classic looking floors with the comforting resilience of cork.

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The Many Benefits of Cork Flooring 

Cork flooring has many benefits that make it stand apart from other wood floorings. These are all a function of the natural properties of cork and the cork oak tree.

As a result, cork floors are ideal for kitchens, offices, kid's rooms, living rooms, hallways, and also basements. It's a versatile flooring solution.

Cork is resilient and cushion-like

All of the air that you find in cork is trapped into tiny shock-absorbing compartments that make cork resilient and cushion-like.

Its naturally spongy attribute provides a more cushioned walking surface than other hard surface flooring options like hardwood, laminate, or tile.

Cork is naturally resistant to mold, mildew, and invasive organisms

Cork floors are naturally resistant to invasive organisms as well as mold and mildew. The waxy substance found in cork called suberin is why cork is moisture-resistant and insect-resistant. 

This product is one of the more hypoallergenic flooring options available, making it an excellent choice for allergy sufferers. 

Cork provides good insulation for temperature and sound

The cellular nature of cork bark, unlike that of other tree bark, is full of air. One cubic inch of cork consists of approximately 200 million completely enclosed air cells. Air insulates against temperature as well as sound. For that reason, cork floors maintain a relative temperature of 70 degrees, so floors feel warmer when it’s cold and cooler when it’s hot. It stores warmth, making it one of the warmer flooring surfaces next to carpet.

It's this same cellular structure that also enables it to act as a sound barrier and insulator in areas that used to suffer from echoes or other sounds. It easily absorbs sounds such as footfalls, echoes, and other ambient sounds.

Cork naturally absorbs shocks

Cork is naturally shock-absorbing, so dropped glasses or dishes will be less likely to break. It works wonders for those who suffer from joint conditions or as a cushioned play surface for young children. 


What makes Serenity from WE Cork Unique?

Serenity from WE Cork adds to the environmentally friendly qualities of cork a stunning range of non-traditional cork looks to choose from - including wood and tile looks.

Essentially, WE Cork has applied a high definition, 3-pass, digital print technology that reproduces the essence of wood or tile on a cork substrate. The product is then finished with WE Cork’s patented Hot Coating – giving it an oil-like, satin luster with the highest possible durability. 

That's how you have the best of both worlds for your floors: classic wood or tile beauty with the resiliency and comfort of cork.

WE Cork Serenity Planks & Tiles

The Serenity Collection comes in cork planks as well as a tile format:

  • Planks come in 12-1/64″ x 48-5/8″ x 7/16″; each carton covers 20.24 square feet.
  • Tile comes in 17-23/32″ x 24-13/32″ x 7/16″; each carton covers 18.08 square feet.

You'll find the following Serenity plank styles available at Floor Decor Design Center:

  • Bourbon Road
  • French Autumn Oak
  • Sunset Acacia
  • Late Winter Drift
  • Aged Barnbeam
  • Sierra Mosaic
  • American Quilt
  • Moonlight Sea

In the tile format, you have three styles to choose from: Carrara Marble, Hearth Slate, and Warm Travertine.

Note that these are floating floors which can be installed virtually anywhere. Tough enough to stand up to even the heaviest of foot traffic, WE Cork Floating Floors require little maintenance and will last for years.

Some Background on We Cork

WE Cork is located close by, in New Hampshire. The founder of WE Cork comes from a family involved in cork since 1868. She began learning about the cork business as a child and hasn’t stopped:

“For more than one hundred years one thing has stayed the same at WE Cork, we have a passion for cork. It is the splendor, beauty, resilience, and ability to regenerate that makes cork so remarkable. These attributes have inspired five generations to truly believe that the use of cork in our products is not just good business sense but a way of life. I often jokingly say that cork must run in our veins, a common bond that we all share, uniquely lasting. Perhaps this is the secret behind what has made our passion, our family, and our business so strong for such a very long time…”

>> Learn more about WE Cork products by exploring the Frequently Asked Questions.


Are you ready for Serenity Cork Floors in your home?

Let us know in the comments or contact us.

We would love to show you the WE Cork Serenity display when you visit one of our two showroom locations in Middletown or Orange

We look forward to helping you.

Thanks for reading,

Janine & Michael

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Note: We originally published this article on 10/10/2018, and have updated it.

Michael Phoenix, Floor Decor Design Center

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