Both cork and bamboo have become increasingly popular in recent years, especially here in Southwest Florida. Both are better environmental choices than traditional hardwood flooring. Cork doesn't require the harvesting of an entire tree, only its bark, and even this is primarily done by hand. Cork feels softer under your feet and remains cooler than any other alternatives, even in the scorching heat of our tropical summers. Cork is also fantastic at reducing sound and is very easy to maintain. The installation process for cork floors is very easy as well, there is no underlay required and preparation of the subfloor is unnecessary.
Hypoallergenic and naturally anti-microbial and anti-bacterial, cork is an absolutely ideal flooring material for your lanai here in the humid, tropical climate of Southwest Florida. Cork planks can come in many different sizes, but are cut in the same dimensions as hardwood planks, giving it an appearance that is very similar to that of traditional hardwood floors. As mentioned above, cork flooring has been steadily increasing in popularity, making it a great option when considering resale value.