10 things you must know about CORK FLOORING & informative cork sites
10. The easy maintenance is another benefit of cork flooring. It will not collect dust, and is therefore, hypo-allergenic. It is an insect repellant, and anti-microbial, making it a great choice for your kitchen, bathrooms, and children’s play areas.
20 sites that are cork informative:
Jelinek Cork Group – A great history of cork and its uses, as well as a large list of cork products in addition to cork flooring.
Simply Cork /flooring – The one stop source for articles about buying & installing cork flooring.
CorkDirect – Has an About Cork section that offers a visual guide to the cork manufacturing process.
About.com – Tutorial on cork, its benefits, background, and construction information.
BuildDirect – Site that offers quality building materials for less and publishes articles helping you make your decisions regarding cork flooring.
AmCork – A great site for sample cork colors, patterns, and a wonderful photo gallery that offers many cork design ideas.
WECork – Company with a long list of cork flooring installations, even high traffic areas.
iFLOOR– Purchasing information for DIY installers.
floorbiz – Information on the different choices in cork floor style (plank, laminate), as well as a good site for background cork information.
Natural Cork – Floating floor systems, as well as laminate cork flooring.
CorkStore – Buy cork rolls & sheets, wall coverings, fabric, closures, etc.
Expanko – Glueless and floating cork floor systems.
Environmental Home Center – Learn how to install your own cork floor planks/tiles.
Sustainable Industries – Article exposing cork myths and giving more detailed information on cork flooring.
Global Sources – Suppliers and manufacturing resource list.
Flooring Area – News Articles on cork flooring.
Flooring – Online Guide to flooring, including cork floors, articles and tips.
Apartment Therapy – Article on protecting your cork flooring.
Wood Floor Guide – Cork flooring reviews.
Team Wicanders – this blog includes all kinds of innovative uses for cork besides flooring. Some of the uses include furniture, home decor, purses, cottages (made of cork), and prefab building blocks for homes.
(The photo was taken at Balance Massage & Wellness Center, located just outside of Park City, UT. The Owner Marty, made ‘green’ choices when renovating the old home. Balance is a wonderful example of green remodeling.)