Cork flooring is coming back strongly as architects and designers are very enthusiastic about the distinctive look of the material, the need for better indoor quality and overall comfort as well as concerns over environmentally sustainable, non-toxic and healthy flooring alternatives.
Natural cork is environmentally acceptable. Cork floors improve health and comfort for human indoor living. In our homes, natural cork floors create a warm, comfortable, durable surface that is gentle underfoot, is anti-microbial, will not spread flame, and is inherently resistant to molds, mildews, and insects. From harvest to production to installation, cork is environmentally sustainable, non-toxic, and healthy.
Cork has been used by the flooring industry for many years. It has gone a long way using the latest technology, to bring residential or commercial consumers, more durability as well as modern patterns and colors for different tastes and designs. Here at Fashion Interiors we have all types of colors, grades, and variations available for your cork flooring selections through our main vendor APC Cork.
Thank you for your interest in cork flooring. Our friendly decorators are ready to answer your questions about cork flooring and help you decide on the colors and styles desired. Please visit our showroom to see all the available samples or you can have one of our knowledgeable decorators bring the cork flooring samples to you.
Cork is the name given to the bark of the cork oak, a tree from the beech family, which is mainly grown in Mediterranean countries such as Portugal and Spain. The bark acts as protective shell to the harsh climate changes and as a support against numerous fires affecting the region. Cork trees are stripped of their bark every nine to fourteen years. It is important to know, that the tree itself is never cut and the habitat remains undisturbed. The properties of cork are derived naturally from the structure and chemical composition of the inner cells.
- Fire Retardant
Durable and easy to maintain
Our Cork floors, come with three coats of a durable UV cured acrylic matte and/or floss finish. You may apply additional protection and sealing the floor with an extra coat of acrylic varnish. This additional application will prevent dirt and moisture from accumulating in any of the joints.
Cork provides a comfortable cushion underfoot. Cork bounces back naturally so recovery marks left by furniture will leave a minimal indentation, less noticeable than on wood, carpet or vinyl floors.
Cork is a fire inhibitor, not spreading the flame. Cork also does not release any toxic gases on combustion.
Thermally and Acoustically Insulated
Cork has over 100 million air cells per cubic inch. The prism shape of cork’s cellular structure incapacitates the effects 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.
Antimicrobial and Insect Repellent
Suberin, which is the inherent substance of cork is a natural insect repellent. So Cork floor are not naturally too friendly with termites. Cork is also antimicrobial and fights the development of mildew. It is a perfect indoor enjoyment ground for children. If you suffer from allergies and like the warm feeling of a carpeted room, this is definitely your best alternative.