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Natural Cork Flooring

The beauty, durability and stable properties of cork have been recognized throughout the centuries and if you are constructing a creative or an active space, cork is a pure material that neither outgases nor sheds micro-fibers thus improving indoor air quality. The acoustical properties of cork will also dampen sound creating a more intimate space. Cork's natural beauty is strikingly elegant and sophisticated while remaining reasonably priced.

Products

  • Natural Cork Parquet Tiles: Attached to sub-floor. Designed to be used on the floor but can also be used on the wall or ceiling. Commercial or residential use.

  • Natural Cork Traditional Floating Floor - Locking floating flooring. Square Edge. Commercial or residential use.

     
  • Natural Cork WIDE Tile Collection Floating Flooring - 5G Locking Floating Floor. Beveled Edges. Commercial or residential use.

  • Cork Rolls - Underlayment: Cork underlayment, a lower density material, an economical and well performing alternative for sound insulation in building construction. Cork composition material, in rolls or sheets, is also the ideal underlayment for laminate flooring as it absorbs sound and provides resiliency. 1/4" thick is great for Bulletin Boards. Commonly used under floors, and on walls and ceilings in sound rooms. Commercial or residential use.

Benefits of Cork

Durability: No risk of deterioration by high heels or furniture. Our cork flooring tiles are protected with a durable environmentally friendly urethane containing no formaldehyde. When cork is subjected to pressure, the gas in the cells is compressed and volume reduces considerably. When released from pressure, cork recovers very rapidly to its original shape. Cork is remarkably resistant to wear, as it is less affected by impact and friction than other hard surfaces because of its cellular composition.

Impermeability: The presence of Suberin an inherent waxy substance, renders cork impervious to both liquid and gases. As a result, it does not rot and may therefore be considered the best seal available.

Hypoallergenic: Cork does not absorb dust and consequently does not cause allergies.

Thermal and acoustic insulation: Over 100 million cells per cubic inch filled with air and the prism shape of that cellular structure, incapacitate external forces such as temperature and sound. Thereby the values of acoustical and thermal insulation are tremendous.

Inherently fire resistant: Natural cork is a fire inhibitor, not spreading the flame. Cork also does not release any toxic gases on combustion.

Antimicrobial and insect repellent: Even termites are unwelcome. The suberin, the inherent substance of cork, is a natural insect repellent. Cork is also antimicrobal.

Resistant to temperature changes.

Easy Maintenance: Today, waxing is no longer needed. Sweeping and mopping will be the usual maintenance. A few years down the road when the finish starts to wear off, lightly sand the floor and reapply a new coat of urethane. Your floor will last for several decades.

Earth Friendly: Keep the forest alive. Renewable bark. No trees are ever cut down.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Where does Cork come from? The bark comes from the cork oak tree which grows in the forests of the Mediterranean countries. The largest concentration of plantations are found in Spain and Portugal. Only the bark is peeled off every decade. The tree itself is never felled. By using cork, we keep the forest alive.

  • Flooring Manufacture Warranty

  • For commercial areas with heavy traffic, it is recommended that the floor is cleaned daily. Use hardwood polish on a regular basis. This will help your polyurethane finish last longer. On average it can last between 2-10 years.

  • The chemical composition of cork is:

    45% Suberin: the main component of the cell walls, responsible for the resilience of the cork.

    27% Lignin: the compound which contributes to the binding of the different components.

    12% Polysaccharides: components of the cell walls which contribute to defining the texture of the cork.

    6% Tannins: Polyphenolic compounds that ensure the imperviousness of cork.

    5% Ceroides 5%: Hydrophobic compounds that ensure the imperviousness of cork.

 

Great in the Kitchen

  • The kitchen is the one room in the house where the person using it is almost always standing, frequently for long periods of time. A natural cork floor can literally be a great comfort to a chef or a homemaker who has been standing for an hour or so on a kitchen floor while working. 

Used for over a century

  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water home in Western, PA, has cork floors.
  • The First Congregational Church in Chicago, IL installed their floor in 1890.
  • The Mayo Clinic & Plummer Building installed cork in the original building in 1912. Also installed additional cork in the 1940's, for a total of 300,000 square feet.
  • The Library of Congress
  • Offices of several Fortune 500 corporations and several churches and museums.

*Prices are subject to change without notice. Customers are responsible for all shipping costs. 

 Contractor Directories


If you do not want to install the flooring yourself, you will need to hire an installer. Here are links to web sites that offer help in finding a contractor to install your flooring for you.

RemodelNet.com - the Contractor Referral Site

   

 

 
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