Cork flooring to ease painful joints
The pain of inflamed or sore joints can be eased by soft floors, such as cork flooring which takes pressure off the joints.
It has been known for some time that soft flooring, such as carpet, is a better choice for anyone with arthritis or painful joints but cork floors are now proving to be equally suitable.
This news will be a relief to anyone who felt that floor options should be limited to carpet for health reasons as cork flooring provides an attractive alternative.
John Countryman, CEO of Cork Innovations, said: “We have many customers who specifically seek out cork flooring after suffering from arthritis and other painful joint debilitations.”
Wood flooring can be a strain on anyone with problematic and painful joints so softer options are usually a more comfortable choice.
Because cork is such a great shock absorber it works well to take the strain from knees and hips, even when standing for a longer period of time.
Cork floors are also a good selection for anyone who is looking for an environmentally friendly floor as cork is a sustainable resource.
These floors are also hypoallergenic as well as particularly durable, making cork floors a popular choice in areas with high foot traffic.