Expanko, 100 year old cork manufacturer
Comfortable and resilient, cork has been used as a residential and commercial flooring product for over 100 years. However, with modern technology, today's cork floors offer much more variety in terms of colors, installation options, and finishes.
Harvested from the bark of the cork oak, a tree native to many Mediterranean regions. Cork is a sustainable and renewable resource because the bark grows back in as little as three years, with no harm to the tree. Like many other natural products, it is anti-allergenic, resistant to moisture, mold, and insects, making it a healthier surface covering for homes with sensitive people and pets. The cellular nature of cork gives it a cushion feeling underfoot, and also provides great sound absorption and temperature modulation.
Cork flooring choices include tiles, solid sheets, or panels in a wide spectrum of colors that can be combined into almost any design. For longer wear and ease of maintenance, many cork floors are sealed with a special topcoat or non-toxic oil finish.