What do ceramic nano beads mean for softness underfoot?
Q. I am puzzled about the ceramic bead layers advertised as being part of the finish on Wicanders Cork Flooring. Does this add considerable hardness to the cork surface? I’m seeing the comfort aspect of cork, and am actually replacing ceramic tile with the cork – so I don’t want to replace hard ceramic with hard ceramic!
A. The ceramic beads are crystals that are embedded in the layers of the UV- cured urethane finish that is topically applied at the plant during the final stages of the manufacturing process. These tiny microscopic particles do not add to the hardness of the cork, but rather to the long-term wear-ability of the finish. Read the rest of this entry »
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Product information and room scenes now available by snapping the barcode on Wicander’s Cork Flooring display
If you are shopping for cork flooring, you might want to check out the new Wicanders mobile app from Amorim Cork flooring.
“It lets you snap the barcode on our display and get instant access to product collections, room scenes, references, warranties and cleaning products,” says Tim Tompkins, marketing director for Amorim Flooring North America. “It also eliminates the need for you to make calls and other efforts to track down the information.”
The barcodes are now being placed on displays in dealer showrooms, including the one pictured here at Carpetland Carpet One in Woodlawn, OH. Read the rest of this entry »
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New cork products from Wicanders look like ceramic, stone and wood Why make cork flooring that looks like ceramic tile or wood? “Obviously to expand the uses for cork, which unlike tile, is warm and comfortable to walk on,” says Ben Lanich, manager of Carpetland Carpet One Floor & Home in Cincinnati, OH. “And the [...]
Why do you harp on Indoor Air Quality Certifications? Q. If cork flooring is a natural material, why do you put so much emphasis on whether the manufacturer has gotten the flooring certified through chemical emissions testing? A. There are many natural flooring products on the market. But very few of them are made without [...]
New looks, including stone, wood and textiles, expand uses for cork flooring What is that? Just when we thought we had seen every style and color of cork flooring available today, Wicanders has thrown us a curve. Some of it looks like stone. Some of it looks like marble, granite, wood and textiles. But it [...]
A style for every room As Designer Candace Olson shows us in this video, today’s cork floors don’t look like bulletin boards. Rather, the looks range from that of hardwood planks to mosiac tiles. And cork is suitable in almost any room environment.
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“Green” Manufacturers at Surfaces, the oldest mainstream flooring tradeshow, say they showed up Jan. 25 for the annual event – as they have for many years – because sustainable, natural floors are the hottest thing going.
Consider origin, construction, chemical emissions, innovation and responsiveness when you choose cork flooring The call was one no flooring retailer wants. The customer was furious. Her husband had damaged the cork flooring Cline’s Carpets had just installed in her home outside of West Lafayette, Ind. “She was really honked off, not at us, but at her [...]