Since the early 1900’s cork has been used as surface flooring. By constantly
incorporating advancing technologies, Natural Cork continues to improve
durability, simplify maintenance, and develop new patterns and colors to satisfy
current design trends.
Cork flooring is a healthy choice and good investment that, if properly
maintained, will last for generations. Comprised of a renewable natural
material, cork is environmentally correct as well as providing improved health
and comfort for human indoor living. In our homes, cork floors create a warm,
comfortable, resilient surface that is gentle underfoot, is anti-microbial, will
not spread flame, and is inherently resistant to molds, mildews, and common
pests such as termites.
Natural Cork products offer a combination of benefits that no other floor
covering can match.
Cork floors are:
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
tired floor that has begun to show signs of wear. Well maintained, your cork
floor will last for decades.
Cork provides a comfortable cushion underfoot because it will give when
compressed. 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 is responsible for providing a warm
and quiet 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
Anti-microbial and Insect Repellent
Suberin, an inherent substance of cork, is a natural insect repellent. Even
termites are kept away. Cork is anti-microbial and is resistant to mold and
mildew. If allergies are a problem, yet you enjoy the comfort and warmth of
carpet, cork is the ideal alternative.
The Natural Cork product line presents consumers with the highest quality cork
flooring available on the market today.
Once seen as a fringe movement, the trend toward taking care of our environment
through independent and collective action has since developed into what is now
known as the “Green” business ethic. Today’s average consumer is interested in
healthy living and looks for products that support this ideal. Cork is one of
Cork is a truly sustainable “green-building” material. Trees are grown and the
bark is harvested in the centuries old tradition without harming either the
trees or their habitat. Bark is initially sent to a factory to create stoppers
for wine bottles. Cork flooring is then created from post-industrial by-product
of the bottle-stopper industry. This ‘waste’ material is ground up and then
formed into sheets using minimal amounts of adhesive to bind the particles
together under high pressure.
Natural CORK is environmentally correct as well as improving health and comfort
for human indoor living. In our homes, cork floors create a warm, comfortable,
resilient surface that is gentle underfoot, is anti-microbial, will not spread
flame, and is inherently resistant to molds, mildews, and common pests. From
harvest to production to installation, cork is environmentally sustainable,
non-toxic, and healthy.
Natural Cork, our name says it all.
NOTE:Carpet Villa & Floors does not carry every style of Natural CORK® Flooring. Check with them first about a particular product or to see if your product choice is available for special order.