Flooring for homes can be an expensive proposition. With a great deal of surface areas to cover and no really nice, cheap alternatives, flooring can be real expensive. One less expensive but still stunning flooring option is cork. Cork flooring is made from the bark of cork trees and then baked in a kiln to produce tiles. Cork flooring offers a resilient alternative to traditional carpet and hardwood floors. A product of trees that can live for 500 years, the material used for cork flooring is actually bark naturally shed every nine to 15 years.