School for the deaf utilizes cork flooring
School for the deaf utilizes cork flooring The Clarke School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, one of five such institutions in the nation that provides services to children with moderate to profound hearing loss from birth through preschool, designed its building to suit the acoustic needs of its students.
Main Line Media News reports that to reduce background noise, the Clarke School installed cork flooring. While floor coverings are often chosen for their aesthetic attributes, those looking for a flooring that can absorb sound should consider eco-friendly cork flooring.
According to the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), because of its natural sound absorbing qualities, cork flooring is exceptionally quiet to walk on, making it an ideal choice for children's playrooms, where kids often loudly roughhouse.
Regardless of their reasons for selecting the floor covering, those who install cork flooring should learn how to properly clean and maintain it, to extend its life as long as possible.
The WFCA suggests that, while specific treatment depends upon the floorings finish, cork flooring typically requires little more than regular sweeping and vacuuming to keep it grit-free, and should never be wet mopped.
Those unsure how to best care for their floor should contact the flooring manufacturer for inside insight.