Manufactured from reclaimed material from the cork wine bottling industry, GreenClaimed® Cork Flooring is an amazing alternative to traditional hardwood or tile flooring. If you have ever opened a bottle of wine, then you have probably noticed that the cork top has some unique physical properties which translate into an amazingly quiet, comfortable, and durable floor.
Cork can be harvested from the renewable bark of the cork oak tree up to 20 times during the lifetime of the tree, making it one of the most sustainable materials on Earth.
Cork is naturally hygienic and moisture-resistant, making it an ideal solution for kitchens and bathrooms. Unlike tile, it is also an insulator, so it won’t feel cold to bare feet.
Cork is almost porous in nature, making it softer and more gentle for joints. Its unique physical properties create a warm, quiet, and comfortable floor with durability and texture.
Acceptable subfloor types:
- CD Exposure 1 plywood (grade stamped US PS1-95)
- OSB Exposure 1subfloor panels (grade stamped US PS1-95)
- Underlayment grade particleboard
- Concrete slab
- Existing wood or laminate floor
- Ceramic tile
- Resilient tile @ sheet vinyl
Wood subfloors must be securely fastened. A best practice is to nail or screw every 6” along joists to avoid squeaking. If leveling is needed, sand down high spots and fill in low spots with a Portland based leveling compound.
Concrete subfloors must be fully cured and at least 60 days old, preferably 90 days old. If leveling is needed, grind down high spots and level low spots with a Portland based leveling compound.