Here at Rocha Construction we like to encourage and help our customers to explore "green" alternatives to conventional building materials. Cork is a great choice if you're planning on a new floor!
Most hardwood flooring material is made from the trunk of the tree, killing the tree. When cork is harvested, only the outer layer of bark is removed from the tree. This does not kill the tree which replaces this outer layer within six years when it can be harvested again.
Cork is extremely durable. It was used as a flooring material centuries ago in European homes and many of these homes still have their original cork floors.
Cork is resilient. Standing on a conventional tile floor can cause soreness and strain in the calf muscles. A cork floor does not result in this kind of leg pain. This makes it especially good for a kitchen floor where almost all the “living” is done on your feet.
Cork is a non-slip surface. It also does not easily absorb water or other liquids. This makes it a good material for both kitchen and bathroom. When cork is used in the kitchen or bathroom, it should be sealed.
Cork is naturally hypoallergenic. It doesn’t shed fibers into the air or release toxins or fumes. Mold and mildew does not easily grow in it. Dust and pollen is not attracted to it.
Cork is a natural insulation, not conducting heat or cold. It tends to be warm to the touch, unlike concrete floors. This makes it an excellent material for family rooms where children will be playing on the floor.
Cork comes in a variety of colors and designs.
It can be installed to look like a conventional hardwood floor or you can let your imagination take off and create any kind of design that you want!
If you're interested in "green remodeling", give Rocha Construction a call. We can help you get a new look for your home with a "green product" that will benefit you and your family AND the environment!
If you know you’re going to be selling your home sometime in the future, you will get the greatest investment return from a kitchen remodel.
Creating a large, open kitchen with granite countertops, energy-efficient stainless steel appliances and high-quality custom cabinets can get you a return of 80-85 percent on what you spend.
If your kitchen is really behind the times, you can expect to see an even greater increase in the value of your house.
Buyers would rather move into a home with a shiny, new kitchen than contemplate going through a remodel themselves. A recently remodeled kitchen can be what tips the scale in your favor in the sale of your home.
Even if you don’t plan on moving out anytime soon, upgrading your kitchen will greatly improve the quality of your life.
Most people agree that the kitchen is the most important room in the house.
We all spend many hours a day in the kitchen; putting away the groceries, preparing meals, cleaning up and, in many cases, the kitchen is where the family gathers to eat.
What a difference it would make to work in a kitchen that has been designed to fit your family’s needs and includes all the latest modern conveniences.
Give us a call. We’d be glad to give you a free kitchen design consultation and remodeling estimate!
At first glance it looks like this bathroom remodel included moving a wall to make the room larger!
Switching from the old “complimentary” colors of blue and yellow-orange to the more subtle and subdued earth tones creates the illusion of more space.
Double mirrors over the double sinks create a feeling of depth. The frameless shower doors allow the eye to see clear through to the wall beyond. The single-piece countertop replaces the “busy” lines of the blue tile work.
Let Rocha Construction help you make your home “bigger”!
As a general contractor, I've been remodeling homes in the South Bay for over 27 years. I specialize in home additions, kitchen remodels and bathroom remodels.
I service Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills Estates, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Torrance, Marina del Rey, Brentwood, the Hollywood Hills and adjacent cities.
I know what homeowners need and want from people working on their homes.
I care about delivering the highest quality service and even going beyond that whenever possible.
I want to help people create the home of their dreams and have a great experience with their general contractor in the process.
I personally control and monitor the day-to-day progress of the home improvement job in such a way that you, the customer, have all your issues dealt with, and, by the job’s end, you feel that I have given you the product that you wanted.
Your complete satisfaction is my goal.