Part One: A Focus on the Finish
You might not see it. But when you inspect the most popular cork floors, you’ll feel the difference.
The surfaces on prefinished cork floors range from rough to smooth. The looks range from stone-like to clear and natural.
Only the leaders have obtained “green” certifications that prove their products don’t release harmful levels of chemicals. And there is a little debate over whether some of the harder finishes chosen for durability belong on a softer floor like cork.