This natural ability of cork is perfectly suited for fitness spaces designed to reduce heavy impact on the joints. Cork is nature’s work-out flooring. Cork contains a waxy substance called suberin. This material has the property of naturally repelling small vermin and insects. This makes cork floors resistant to the growth and colonization of these organisms and can help to promote the healthfulness of an environment.
Its anti-microbial properties are especially useful when placed in areas exposed to skin and sweat. Viruses and bacteria find cork and its suberin a hostile environment to set up colonies. Cork is also resistant to more than 38 species of insects including the termite, and to the development of microbes.
It’s hypo-allergenic. It’s not made with any harsh chemicals and is formaldehyde free. In your home, you’ll see that it helps to reduce dirt, germs, and fungus. Cork is the the best flooring for asthma.