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Cork Flooring

Cork Flooring is made of bark (a renewable resource) of the cork oak. Cork floors combine a genuine cork finish together with durable Solid Vinyl, Ceramics (Xtreme WRT), Urethane or Acrylic Varnish wear surfaces that require minimal maintenance. The unique cork core makes the floor sound absorbent, pressure resistant and comfortable. For those who want the ultimate in natural flooring, cork floors can be an appropriate choice for all domestic areas. Cork floors can be installed as a floating or glue down flooring system. Cork flooring is available in either planks or tiles and has a design range from natural cork textures and real wood veneer to a subtle palette of designer colors and patterns. Up to 25 years Residential Warranty.

Find the Following Brands at Berkeley Design Center:

DURO DESIGN

Duro Design offers cork flooring in 54 colors and six patterns for an incredible selection. Duro Design cork floors are available in either glue-down cork tiles or click-together floating floor planks. The cork tile flooring is installed in much the same way as vinyl or resilient flooring over smooth concrete or plywood. Duro Design floating cork floors may be installed directly over an existing floor, concrete slabs or construction-grade plywood. Duro Design can be used to achieve LEED certification: LEED® MR Credit 4.1 and 4.2: Recycled Content LEED® MR Credit 6: Rapidly Renewable Materials LEED® EQ Credit 4: Low-Emitting Materials (Duro-Design.com)

APC CORK

APC Cork floors are manufactured with Hydro Core- a high density fiberboard that is low swelling and moisture resistant as well as CARB (California Air Resource Board) Phase II compliant as well as GreenGuard Children & Schools Indoor Air Quality certified which means indoor air quality certification for low-emitting interior building materials.

APC Cork's Uniclic Technology's glueless system simplifies and reduces installation time, while JointShield reduces moisture. APC Cork floors have Microban antibacterial protection to prevent growth of bacteria that can cause product deterioration due to staining, mold and odour.

WICANDERS

Wicanders cork flooring brand is produced by Amorim, a company with a commitment to producing products that are not only of high quality but are produced while being highly conscious of the environment. Amorim products are FSC certified, which means the forests from which products are produced, including Wicanders Cork are produced in accordance with sustainable forest practices. Additionally, products are also GreenGuard certified, ensuring that products are produced with utmost respect to air quality. Find more on Amorim's certifications here.

CAPRI @ HOME™

Capri @ Home™ floating coat flooring is created with the Uniclic® system and it is made in three layers. The top layer is a beautiful and unique cork, the middle is High Density Fiberboard and the bottom layer is cork underlayment. Capri @ Home™ is available in plank sizes that are 12” x 36” x 10.5mm and 15” x 24” x 10.5mm for the Co-op colors: Coffee, Dark Grey, Light Grey & White. The cork patterns, which include hand-laid lines are random and not intended to match or line up. As is the case with natural wood flooring, cork also has inherent shade and textural variations. Cork floors develop a "patina" over time.