How does humidity impact cork?

Posted on September 16, 2020

How does cork flooring perform in humility? That is a great question. Cork actually does well in humidity.

Just like other wood products, cork is subject to the phenomenon of expansion and shrinking in response to climactic changes. However, cork flooring is more stable than wood flooring. When wood expands, it does so only across the grain, so the expansion is concentrated in one dimension. However with cork, any expansion or shrinkage is dispersed in all directions. With proper acclimation, installation, and maintenance, expansion and shrinkage of your cork floor will be less noticeable.

You could even install cork flooring in a Hot Yoga Studio, cabin in the woods, beach house, and a 3 season room that is not climate controlled.  If your customer prefers a wood look, consider the WE Cork Serenity Collection. For more information, please email info@wecork.com or call 603-778-8558.