Cork flooring may help reduce interior noise Homes can be a tranquil oasis where individuals can unwind after long and tiring days, but they can also be filled with an incredible amount of noise, from outside traffic to rambunctious children. NaplesNews.com reports that homeowners can take certain measures to reduce noise.
However, according to acoustical consultant Lisa Schott, individuals should assess where the noise is coming from before seeking a solution to silence the sounds.
"If the problem is aircraft noise, you have to look at upgrading your roof," Schott told the news source. But those trying to diminish interior noise may want to consider installing cork flooring.
"[Cork is] a beautiful sound absorber and absolutely gorgeous to look at," designer Richard Geary told the news provider. "If one wants to create a really quiet room, this is a great way to do it. Texture equals sound absorption."
Cork is also a great option for homeowners looking for an eco-friendly floor covering. According to the World Floor Covering Association, cork bark naturally splits every 9 to 15 years, so the material can be harvested while leaving the plant's root system intact.