Easy on the environment, flexible and simple to keep clean, cork is a good consideration for bathrooms, kitchens, playrooms and spas. Cork typically has a slightly textured surface, which helps prevent slip ups. Its natural hues and designs blend well with almost every decorating scheme. Another benefit, cork also has an antibacterial component, which prevents viruses and bacteria from thriving. Cork may be a bit soft in an office setting, as heavy desks and equipment may permanently dimple the flooring.
Things to consider:
Cork is coated with a special sealant to prevent water, soaps or dirt from settling in. If the seal is broken, it can stain the cork permanently. You will need to refinish the cork periodically.