Since the early 1900’s cork has been used as surface flooring. By constantly incorporating advancing technologies, Natural Cork continues to improve durability, simplify maintenance, and develop new patterns and colors to satisfy current design trends.
Cork flooring is a healthy choice and good investment that, if properly maintained, will last for generations. Comprised of a renewable natural material, cork is environmentally correct as well as providing improved health and comfort for human indoor living. In our homes, cork floors create a warm, comfortable, resilient surface that is gentle underfoot, is anti-microbial, will not spread flame, and is inherently resistant to molds, mildews, and common pests such as termites.
Natural Cork products offer a combination of benefits that no other floor covering can match.
Cork floors are:
Natural Cork flooring is protected with 5 coats of durable UV cured acrylic finish. Sweeping and cleaning using a hardwood floor cleaner is all that is necessary for regular maintenance. A new coat of polyurethane will rejuvenate a tired floor that has begun to show signs of wear. Well maintained, your cork floor will last for decades.
Cork provides a comfortable cushion underfoot because it will give when compressed. Cork bounces back, so recovery from marks caused by furniture will leave minimal residual indentation, less noticeable than on wood, carpet, or vinyl floors. This same resilient quality is responsible for providing a warm and quiet surface for any room.
Cork is a fire inhibitor and will not spread flame. Cork also does not release toxic gasses on combustion.
Thermal and Acoustic Insulator
Made up of over 100 million prism shaped cells per cubic inch, each one filled with air, cork inhibits the conduction of temperature and sound. Cork floors reduce impact noise, a great asset for applications such as multi-level housing, office spaces, museums and places of worship. Walking barefoot in your bedroom or bathroom in the middle of a cold night is a warm, quiet, and comfortable experience.
Anti-microbial and Insect Repellent
Suberin, an inherent substance of cork, is a natural insect repellent. Even termites are kept away. Cork is anti-microbial and is resistant to mold and mildew. If allergies are a problem, yet you enjoy the comfort and warmth of carpet, cork is the ideal alternative.
The Natural Cork product line presents consumers with the highest quality cork flooring available on the market today.
Once seen as a fringe movement, the trend toward taking care of our environment through independent and collective action has since developed into what is now known as the “Green” business ethic. Today’s average consumer is interested in healthy living and looks for products that support this ideal. Cork is one of those products.
Cork is a truly sustainable “green-building” material. Trees are grown and the bark is harvested in the centuries old tradition without harming either the trees or their habitat. Bark is initially sent to a factory to create stoppers for wine bottles. Cork flooring is then created from post-industrial by-product of the bottle-stopper industry. This ‘waste’ material is ground up and then formed into sheets using minimal amounts of adhesive to bind the particles together under high pressure.
Natural CORK is environmentally correct as well as improving health and comfort for human indoor living. In our homes, cork floors create a warm, comfortable, resilient surface that is gentle underfoot, is anti-microbial, will not spread flame, and is inherently resistant to molds, mildews, and common pests. From harvest to production to installation, cork is environmentally sustainable, non-toxic, and healthy.
Natural Cork, our name says it all.