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Wicanders 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

Wicanders Cork Traces

Wicanders Cork Lane

 

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 Theaters.

 

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 shocks.

 

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 Eden

 

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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