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Is Cork Flooring Right for You?

Cork has been used by man for centuries. The ancient Phoenicians used cork for fishing floats. The Portuguese protect their cork oak forests by Royal Decree. Until recently, any decent bottle of wine had a cork stopper. Cork makes a … Continue reading

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Suberin in Cork

Suberin is a waxy substance found in the bark of the cork oak tree and that is named after the Latin for the cork oak – Quercus suber. The distinctive property of suberin is that it is hydrophobic, or in … Continue reading

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Cork Underlayment – Best Underlayment

Many people use foam underlayment. It does the job well enough but foam is not an earth friendly product. Like plastic, it is a petro-chemical product that is neither bio-degradable nor easy to recycle. Because of this foam underlayment usually … Continue reading

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Is Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring a Good Consumer Product

Strand woven bamboo flooring is a great consumer product in many ways. Even if environmental considerations were put aside for a moment, strand woven bamboo flooring would still be a good choice for your home or office. The first reason … Continue reading

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