Cork flooring is manufactured from the post industrial by-product of the cork stopper industry. This material is ground up and then formed into sheets using small amounts of adhesive to bind the particles together under high pressure. The size, quantity, and type of cork granule and the degree of pressure make the difference between “bulletin board” material and cork that is suitable for flooring applications. New finishing techniques and design styles have revived the interest in cork as a floorcovering over the past decade.
Bamboo flooring, like cork, is a renewable resource. After harvesting, the bamboo is cut into strips that go through a sterilization process before being placed in ovens that will speed up drying time. Strips are stacked in layers and glued with an environmentally safe adhesive prior to being put through a press to form panels from which flooring planks are milled. The bamboo is then finished and coated. Bamboo comes in a variety of styles and colors to complement any décor.
Why Professional Installation?
Most manufacturers require professional installation for warranty validation. To get the professional results from your newly installed bamboo or cork flooring, a professional installer should do the job. Professional installation will eliminate the added expense of wrong cuts, product damage, and improper acclimation. A few dollars saved by DIY may cost many dollars in the long run! Claghorn Custom Flooring can install your new cork or bamboo floor.
Care and Maintenance
Keep the floor clean of debris
Clean up spills immediately
Use only cleaners recommended by the manufacturer
Use rubber backed or other nonventilated rugs
Use steam mops on cork or bamboo