This video will cover some uncommon types of flooring that you can find in a flooring store. The two floors for discussion are the rubber and cork floors which are very unlike each other in that they each have a vastly different application.
Rubber: A rubber floor excels at durability.
That makes it great for gyms and children’s playrooms where the floor will undergo heavy contact. Rubber flooring is waterproof and resists scratches and scuffs extremely well.
Cork: Unlike rubber, cork flooring is highly susceptible to damage. Sunlight can cause it to discolor, and a pet’s claws can also cause damage to it. Water is also an enemy to cork floors.
It has many drawbacks that make it impractical for mainstream use, but it still is a very beautiful floor to look at. Cork floors are eco-friendly because they are sourced from the bark of a cork tree, which does not need to be cut down.
Cork floors can also be sanded down to remove blemishes, giving them a new look. However, the number of times it can be sanded down is a detail that a local flooring store can clarify.