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Why Cork?

Cork can be installed in any room in your home

 

Cork is a sustainable and renewable natural energy resource, and is considered one of the most environmentally friendly types of flooring today. The impact of using cork flooring on the environment is low due to the fact that nearly zero waste is produced during the manufacturing process.

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Cork for healthy living

 

Waterproof when coated

 

Maximum noise reduction

 

Natural insulator

ADVANTAGES OF CORK

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Allergy resistant

 

Ideal for every room

 

Many colours & patterns

 

Easy to clean & maintain

Cork, as a natural product, warms and enriches any interior.

With over 40 million “cushion cells” per cubic centimeter, cork is a

natural sound and thermal insulator. Cork floors are beautifully quiet

and comfortable underfoot, warm and pleasant to the touch.

properties of cork

PROPERTIES OF CORK

The bark of the Cork Oak Tree has a unique honeycomb structure composed of tiny cells filled entirely with air. The properties of cork derive naturally from the structure and chemical composition of the extremely strong, flexible membranes that are waterproof and airtight.

It should be remembered that each cubic centimeter of cork’s structure contains between 30 and 40 million cells. Because about 89% of the tissue consists of gaseous matter, the density of cork is extremely low, the order of 0.12 to 0.20.

caring for cork

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR CORK

  • After the final coat of polyurethane has been applied, wait at least 8 hours before walking on the floor, only with socks or soft shoes – i.e. light traffic.
  • Do not shift furniture onto the newly installed floor until at least 72 hours have elapsed and make sure all furniture legs have protective pads underneath. Pay particular attention to stools that have metal legs as these can have the same effect as walking on the floor with stiletto heels, i.e. marking, denting.  Never drag furniture or appliances across a cork floor.
  • To keep your cork floor clean, use either our Finacare product, specially formulated to clean cork floors, or use just a few drops of dishwashing detergent in warm water. Do not use excess water, just a damp application.
  • Never use a steam mop or commercial/abrasive floor cleaners, as these can scratch the surface.
  • Always use a mat outside the entry door, and possibly inside, as this will remove grit, stones and dirt from shoes, which can also damage the floor.

If you look after your cork floor properly it can last a lifetime

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