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.

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