Cork Flooring $3.75-$8.10/sf
Corks environmentally friendly nature starts with the actual product and production process that are used to create cork flooring. Only the bark of the cork oak tree is harvested and the tree continues to flourish after the product is removed. The bark is replenished every nine years, which makes cork a renewable resource.
Along with eco-friendly benefits, cork flooring has other qualities that might lure homeowners. Several of the benefits stem from the unique structure of the cork product. You can squeeze it, and it will condense under the pressure, but then it will bounce back to the original shape. This gives the flooring a cushioning effect under foot. The air cells within the cork also help to trap heat acting like an insulator for the floors. Cork flooring is also sound-resistant and has a degree of fire-resistance. Due to a naturally occurring wax called Suberin within cork, the product is insect-resistant and anti-allergen .
We work with APC Cork and Globus Cork to provide you with a wide variety of options. One of the questions you'll need to ask yourself is whether you need a glue down or a floating floor. See below for more information!
"If you’re looking for warm, cushiony flooring, think cork. Soft like suede, it has the insulating qualities and resiliency of carpet; the easy-to-clean surface of wood or tile; plus luxurious appeal from its earthy colors and rich visual texture. Made from tree bark, it’s also a natural and renewable resource, so it’s environmentally friendly, right?"
Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/green-homes/benefits-cork-flooring.aspx#ixzz2WmNNAZDD
"Cork Puts a Bounce in Your Step:
Q. I recently heard about using cork for flooring. Does it make sense?
A. In many ways, cork could be considered the ideal flooring material: beautiful, durable, easy to care for, wonderful to walk on, and blessed with stellar environmental credentials. "
Read more: Cork Puts a Bounce in Your Step
"If you’re looking to buy or install cork flooring, this article is a comprehensive guide to the top ten must knows of cork flooring, and it will also provide you with 20 informative sites on cork."
Read more: http://www.getwithgreen.com/2008/10/20/10-things-you-must-know-about-cork-flooring-informative-cork-sites/
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