Natural CORK products offer a combination of benefits that no other floor covering can match. Rich and subtle, cork brings the beauty of nature inside with an array of natural colors and grain looks.
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 floor that has begun to show signs of wear. Well maintained, your cork floor will last for decades.
Cork provides a comfortable cushion underfoot. 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 provides a warm and noiseless 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. This means cork is anti-microbial, and is inherently resistant to common pests such as termites. This is excellent if allergies are a problem, as cork also resists molds and mildews.
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