Sometimes you just need some peace and quiet. Footsteps are really just a “human sound,” but they can drive you nuts if you’re trying to concentrate, and you just hear a constant tap-tap-tap from upstairs.

Electronic devices, like televisions, dinging smartphones and even ringing alarm clocks, can also do that.

Here’s the great news: We all know that COREtec Waterproof Flooring is beautiful and completely impervious to water. It can look like wood or tile, so it can add style and elegance to any room, even in high moisture places. NOTE: Although it’s waterproof, it is not a moisture barrier. If the subfloor is concrete, be sure to test the moisture level first.

However, it’s the cork underlayment that makes it so effective for masking sound. Cork underlayment is a natural thermal and acoustic insulator that decreases sound, from carrying from floors to ceiling or between walls.

Metro Flooring tells you why you must include a cork underlayment with your COREtec Waterproof Flooring.

It is:
● A thermal Insulator: Cork underlayment insulates also from heat and cold transfer on ground floor applications. It halts the cold, and stops condensation on floors.
● Moisture-resistant. That means it also halts the growth of mold and mildew. Mildew and mildew are types of fungi. They need water to grow, and sometimes that can start as little as 12 hours.

With a place like San Diego that’s so close to the ocean, one really needs to pay attention!

Mold, especially, can be dangerous to health, and even the slightest exposure can create flu-like symptoms, including sneezing, coughing, skin rashes, wheezing, a runny nose, red eyes and lung infections. People might lose memory capability and become lethargic.

Mold can trigger asthma and allergies. Those most susceptible, such as the elderly, babies and anyone with a compromised immune system, can be affected more severely. We know someone who was sick with pneumonia for over two months, because mold triggered his asthma and allergies, and that resulted in lung infections.

Cork underlayment is also durable. It is also completely renewable and biodegradable, which makes it sustainable.

Come into Metro Flooring in San Diego. Our showroom is next to The Pyramid. Our flooring experts will show you how COREtec Waterproof Flooring can enhance your home.