Cork Flooring: Renewable, Sustainable
Cork is made from the bark of the Cork Oak tree.
The tree must be at least twenty five years old to be harvested, and the bark can only be harvested off of a
tree every nine years. In time, the bark grows back on the tree, healthier than before. Cork is extremely
renewable and self sustaining. This is why cork floors are so environmentally friendly. Cork is mainly found and
harvested in Southern Europe, including Portugal.
Wicanders Cork Flooring
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To make a cork floor, the cork bark is stripped
from the tree, ground, and processed into sheets. These sheets are then baked in a kiln. Suberin, a natural ingredient found in cork bark, naturally repels insects and
moisture, and also acts as a fire retardant.
Cork flooring is as comfortable as it is easy to
maintain. Wicanders Cork flooring is cushiony and quiet. With Noise Reduction Technology, and Wear Resistant
Technology, Wicanders Cork Flooring is a great choice for your home or business. The Noise Reduction Technology
makes Wicanders the perfect flooring choice for Conference Rooms, Libraries, and Movie
Wicanders Cork President Collection
Wicanders Cork Flock Collection
A cork floor is virtually maintenance free. To care for your floor, vacuum or sweep it
once a week. When a little extra care is needed, just damp mop it occasionally. About once a month should do.
Cork floors also offer unsurpassed thermal
insulation. Cork is cellular in nature, which makes it a great natural insulator. It’s the perfect choice for a
room where you may need or want a little extra insulation, like your bedroom or basement floor. If you live in
an area subject to dry air, a cork floor is also static resistant. Say goodbye to nasty carpet
Wicanders Cork Reed
Wicanders Cork President Collection
Wicanders has studied and tested their cork floors against scuffs and scratches
to provide the consumer with a High Performance floor. Wicanders Cork flooring is pressure and impact resistant
to traffic and furniture. Cork flooring can be used in nearly every room in the house, and are easy to install,
as they can float over an already existing floor. Carpet can hold dust mites, dirt, pet dander, airborne
chemicals, and more. Carpet can also become moldy or full of bacteria when exposed to water. A Wicanders Cork
floor is naturally anti-microbial, antibacterial, and allergen free. Breathe easier knowing you have a floor
from Wicanders Cork Flooring.
Wicanders Cork Identity Tenne
Wicanders Cork Identity Silver
Wicanders Cork Identity
Wicanders Cork Flooring comes in seven different designs, each beautiful and unique in
feature. Every style comes in a variety of colors to choose from. Identities warm tones adds an inviting feel
to any space. Identity comes with a 15 year warranty for residential, and a 5 year warranty for light
commercial use in color choices, Eden, Silver, Tea, Tenne and High Performance Surface. A 25 year residential
warranty and a 15 year light commercial warranty come with colors Timide, Spice, and Chestnut. Moods enchants
your space in these three colors, Tea, Chestnut, and Auburn.
Mood has a plank shape, with beveling to enhance its appearance. Original has amazing texture and versatile
colors in each piece. One of a kind, Personality offers a
natural speckled design. Rectangular in shape, it has the look of hardwood, with the comfort of
cork. Add style and distinction with the beautiful color
combinations found in the President line. Series 100 Tile offers a wide range of patterns form the subtle to
the robust. Series 1000 Tile is esthetically pleasing with its variety of soft color blends, or choose a
bolder look, with shaded edges on each piece. With the look of hardwood, but the cushion of cork, Traces is
sure to please.
Wicanders Series 100
Wicanders Series 1000
With the exception of certain Identities colors, every Wicander Cork floor comes with
a 15 year residential, and 5 year light commercial warranty. Enjoy the comfort and style of a cork floor;
have Wicanders Cork Flooring installed in your home or business today!
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