Before you decide to use cork floor tiles in your home or office, it’s important to understand what they are and how they work. Cork floor tiles are made from the bark of the cork oak tree, which is harvested annually in southwest Europe, generally Portugal and Spain. Because this tree has been providing products such as wine stoppers, bottle stoppers, and insulation for hundreds of years, it’s known as the tree of life to its people, who recognize that its bark can be used in more ways than one!
Cork flooring is one of the most eco-friendly and sustainable options for homeowners. You can check out our blog post on why you should choose cork floor tiles here. Once you’ve decided that cork is the right choice for your home, there are many choices available to you in terms of style, color, and thickness.
Cork is made from the bark of the cork oak tree, which is stripped off and boiled in water. It then becomes more pliable and can be formed into sheets that are pressed into tiles or boards. These products are highly durable and resistant to moisture, rot, mold, mildew, and insects. They also provide an earthy look to any space. There are different types of cork floors available for purchase, including tile and board styles. Tile flooring comes in varying sizes for both residential and commercial applications. Board-style floors come as either loose-laid or pre-glued panels which require no adhesive or glue installation process when placed on the subfloor surface.
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