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Under floor heating and sustainable flooring

Under floor heating (UFH) is a very old idea that goes back to the Romans. There are a number of advantages and disadvantages to under floor heating. This post will look at these pros and cons and discuss whether sustainable … Continue reading

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The Ecology of Cork

The cork oak (quercus suber) is grown nearly exclusively in the Mediterranean countries of Spain, Portugal, Italy, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and France. It is the combination of the soil, the heat and the lack of humidity that makes the cork … Continue reading

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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 Flooring is Corking Good

This blog is all about sustainable flooring. Sustainable flooring is quite simply flooring made from a sustainable resource. Thus flooring made from newly felled hardwood trees does not qualify as sustainable flooring, but reclaimed hardwood flooring and antique flooring because … Continue reading

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Tips on Cleaning Cork Flooring

A guide to cleaning cork flooring. Both wet and dry cleaning are covered; as well as an explanation of the importance of keeping the flooring clear of particles. Continue reading

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