Cork’s natural cushioning has allowed its flooring to experience a bit of a resurgence. Its benefits include being a good sound and thermal insulator, in addition to its lovely appearance. And since cork floors are produced by peeling the bark of the tree without damaging the tree, the process is low waste. Bamboo flooring has been increasing in popularity in recent years. Bamboo grows much more quickly than trees, which is why it appeals on an environmental level. Although it is a grass, bamboo is harder than many woods when it matures. In fact, Strand Bamboo, a type of flooring, is twice as hard as oak. Home Improvement Outlet has both cork and bamboo flooring, and our salesmen are happy to elaborate on which rooms in your home could benefit from such flooring.