Cork Flooring-A Sustainable Alternative
|Cork tree after harvest|
As a sustainable material for flooring, it comes in near the top of the list. Used extensively for commercial and industrial applications, it is tough and durable, but quite comfortable underfoot. Coming in a multitude of patterns and colors, the design industry is seeing more and more applications for this eco-friendly product.
|Cork kitchen floor via Duro-Design|
In this video from 100%Cork , HGTV’s Candice Olsen gives us an overview of the material’s myths and benefits. It is interesting to see the harvesting process. The largest concentration of cork flooring plantations are found in Spain and Portugal.
- 100% renewable resource harvested as bark from living cork oak trees
- 100% free of PVC’s and absolutely no formaldehyde glue or binders
- Naturally hypo-allergenic, anti-microbial and anti-fungal
- Adding valuable LEED credits towards making your project green