Cork Floors

A sustainable, renewable flooring solution

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A classic solution
with modern appeal

Cork floors have been around for decades, but have only recently started to gain popularity thanks to their status as a green, renewable resource in the flooring industry.

What is cork flooring made of?

Cork flooring is actually a recycled product made from used cork products such as wine stoppers. The material in these products originates from the bark of the cork oak tree, which is harvested only once ever 9 years once the trees are at least 25 years old. These trees are not destroyed or damaged during harvest.

To make cork floors, recycled cork is ground, compressed and formed into sheets bonded with resins.

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What makes cork flooring a green solution?

If installed using only water-based adhesives & finishes, cork floors are completely biodegradable at the end of their lifecycle. This means that, when it’s time to replaced cork floors due to damage or wear, they can be disposed of and will break down into the environment with minimal impact. This makes cork a completely natural & easily replenish-able flooring solution.

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