Cork flooring is made from a renewable resource, and is soft and warm to the step
Cork floors are available in many styles and colors and can be glue-downed and/or floated over a wide variety of sub-floors, including wood, concrete slabs and some types of existing floors. Cork floors are also offered with a glueless interlocking system for faster, no-mess installations.
Although you can buy cork floors unfinished, many cork floors are offered with a special vinyl topcoat to protect the cork and make easier to clean. Now it is also offered with a non-toxic oil finish that can be walked on immediately and can still be refinished.
The majority of cork planks and tiles have a specially designed, tongue-and-grooved, moisture-resistant inner core to secure the planks or tiles together. Cork floors are used both residentially as well as in many commercial applications, and with the right care and maintenance can last for many years with heavier traffic.
It is good to remember that cork is a natural product and will fade in direct sunlight. Cork will generally yellow with age and cork floors will react to changes in relative humidity and heat. Wet mopping is not ever recommended as it can cause the seams to swell.