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18May/15
WICBOR6002-150x150

Tobacco Pine

Tobacco Pine

Type Cork Flooring
Plank Dimensions 1220mm x 140mm x 10.5mm (48-1/32" x 5-1/2" x 0.41")
Finish 20 mil vinyl surface (0.5mm)
Bevel four sided micro-bevel
Warranty 35 years residential, 15 years light commercial
Certification LEED contribution & Greenguard Gold
performance Best
 

18May/15
WICBOT4001-150x150

Snow Oak

Snow Oak

Type Cork Flooring
Plank Dimensions 1220mm x 140mm x 10.5mm (48-1/32" x 5-1/2" x 0.41")
Finish 20 mil vinyl surface (0.5mm)
Bevel four sided micro-bevel
Warranty 35 years residential, 15 years light commercial
Certification LEED contribution & Greenguard Gold
performance Best
 

18May/15
WICBOU4002-150x150

Smoked Rustic Oak

Smoked Rustic Oak

Type Cork Flooring
Plank Dimensions 1220mm x 140mm x 10.5mm (48-1/32" x 5-1/2" x 0.41")
Finish 20 mil vinyl surface (0.5mm)
Bevel four sided micro-bevel
Warranty 35 years residential, 15 years light commercial
Certification LEED contribution & Greenguard Gold
performance Best
 

18May/15
WICBOU0002-150x150

Rustic Limed Grey Oak

Rustic Limed Grey Oak

Type Cork Flooring
Plank Dimensions 1220mm x 140mm x 10.5mm (48-1/32" x 5-1/2" x 0.41")
Finish 20 mil vinyl surface (0.5mm)
Bevel four sided micro-bevel
Warranty 35 years residential, 15 years light commercial
Certification LEED contribution & Greenguard Gold
performance Best
 

18May/15
WICBOU3002-150x150

Limed Forest Oak

Limed Forest Oak

Type Cork Flooring
Plank Dimensions 1220mm x 140mm x 10.5mm (48-1/32" x 5-1/2" x 0.41")
Finish 20 mil vinyl surface (0.5mm)
Bevel four sided micro-bevel
Warranty 35 years residential, 15 years light commercial
Certification LEED contribution & Greenguard Gold
performance Best
 

18May/15
WICBOR7002-150x150

Cinder Oak

Cinder Oak

Type Cork Flooring
Plank Dimensions 1220mm x 140mm x 10.5mm (48-1/32" x 5-1/2" x 0.41")
Finish 20 mil vinyl surface (0.5mm)
Bevel four sided micro-bevel
Warranty 35 years residential, 15 years light commercial
Certification LEED contribution & Greenguard Gold
performance Best
 

18May/15
WICBOS7001-150x150

Character Oak

Character Oak

Type Cork Flooring
Plank Dimensions 1220mm x 140mm x 10.5mm (48-1/32" x 5-1/2" x 0.41")
Finish 20 mil vinyl surface (0.5mm)
Bevel four sided micro-bevel
Warranty 35 years residential, 15 years light commercial
Certification LEED contribution & Greenguard Gold
performance Best
 

18May/15
WICBLD9001-150x150

Smoke

Smoke

Type Cork Flooring
Plank Dimensions 10.5mm x 140mm x 905mm (35-5/8" x 5-1/2" x 0.41")
Finish Polyurethane (PU)
Bevel four sided micro-bevel
Warranty 25 years residential
Locking System Loc and Fold (angle/drop)
performance Good
 

18May/15
WICBL78008-150x150

Sandstorm

Sandstorm

Type Cork Flooring
Plank Dimensions 10.5mm x 140mm x 905mm (35-5/8" x 5-1/2" x 0.41")
Finish Polyurethane (PU)
Bevel four sided micro-bevel
Warranty 25 years residential
Locking System Loc and Fold (angle/drop)
performance Good
 

18May/15
WICBJ49028-150x150

Natural

Natural

Type Cork Flooring
Plank Dimensions 10.5mm x 140mm x 905mm (35-5/8" x 5-1/2" x 0.41")
Finish Polyurethane (PU)
Bevel four sided micro-bevel
Warranty 25 years residential
Locking System Loc and Fold (angle/drop)
performance Good
 


CORK FLOORING

Cork flooring is an engineered hardwood product that has grown in popularity in recent years because of its comfort, modern look, hypoallergenic qualities and environmental sustainability. Cork flooring always warms and enriches a home and blends well with any décor. It’s available in a wide range of colours from its natural honey tones to green, red, chocolate and black and is available in both tiles and planks, with either glued or glues-less installation.

The Advantage of Cork Flooring

Cork is a tissue structure like a honeycomb: each cubic centimeter contains around 40 million dead cells filled with air and lined with alternating layers of cellulose and waxy substance called Suberin. As a result, roughly half of Cork material is air, which acts as a cushion and gives Cork three important characteristics for flooring: heat retention (making it ideal for basement applications), extreme elasticity and remarkable sound absorption.

Eco-Friendly Flooring

Cork floors are one of the best eco friendly flooring options available today because they are incredibly environmentally sustainable. Cork is a bark harvested from Cork Oak trees, none of which are ever cut down or even damaged. Only the bark is peeled off, and it grows back completely within nine to ten years, ready to be harvested again. What’s more, the bark takes on a smoother texture with each harvest. A cork oak can live for up to 200 years, over which time its bark can be harvested up to 20 times. Not only is the bark inherently resistant to extreme temperature changes, it is resistant to over 38 species of insects, including termites, and to the development of microbes. Cork is exemplary in green flooring because the forest and surrounding habitat is kept 100% alive and undisturbed.

Precautions with Cork Flooring

Cork floors come pre-finished with an acrylic varnish, but like any flooring, it is susceptible to scratches from things like pet claws. However, because Cork is so elastic, it gives under pressure and thus allows for less abrasion than one would find with solid or engineered wood flooring. On top of this, sound maintenance of Cork flooring eliminates any small scratches and abrasions, and urethane sealing makes it substantially more durable. It’s also important to bear in mind that ultraviolet exposure from sunlight does cause colour variations to a Cork floor. Area rugs and furniture block light exposure and thus will cause uneven colouration. To minimize this, periodically move your furniture and floor coverings and use shades on any exposed windows.

Cork Flooring in Calgary

Browse the Metro Hardwood Floors online gallery to see our current selection and then head into our showroomto see the best selection of Cork flooring in Calgary, inquire as to our Cork flooring prices and above all, feel these remarkable Cork flooring products up close.