Cork is the bark of the cork oak. Cork floors are offered as cork boards or cork parquet.
Cork is insensitive to solvents, elastic, warm underfoot and sound absorbing. Unsealed cork floors, however, are very porous and susceptible to soiling.
Note: cork coverings are sensitive to moisture and stains since the surface treatment cannot completely prevent the penetration of standing moisture over longer periods of time. The floor coverings should thus only be cleaned and cared for moist (well-wrung mop) and never wet. Avoid puddles and standing water on the surfaces at all times.