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The Rising Popularity Of Cork Tiles by Vikram kumar





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The Rising Popularity Of Cork Tiles


 
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The natural beauty of cork cannot be rivaled by most natural materials. Manufacturers have been able to use advanced technologies to enhance the patterns and colors and introduce tile shapes and designs that have become popular in the recent years in most commercial establishments as well as homes.

Cork has a cellular structure which results in reduced sounds and vibration when used as flooring material. If you drop something on the floor, the impact is not as loud as with tile. It has wonderful natural properties that repels insects and makes the home anti-allergenic. Suberin that is present in this material is fire resistant and there is no danger of off-gas when using cork flooring.

Once you decide to use this durable material for your flooring option, you need to decide whether you wish to use glue-down cork tiles or floating floor panels. The difference in installation technique is different for the two and therefore it is wise to learn more about both processes before making a smart decision.

Installation of tiles is harder than the floating door panels. The sub-floor of the material that lies at the base should be level and clean. A primer that is suggested by the manufacturer has to be applied and installation is carried out only when it is dry. Adhesive that is also recommended by the manufacturer is used prior to laying the cork tiles. A drum roller is next used to level the tiles and ensure that the same pressure is applied for the finish. This job is best done by a professional as there is labor involved.

The cork floor is a less expensive option. You can easily lay this flooring by yourself over similar sub- floors that are used to lay tiles. This is a pre-finished product and therefore does not require any finish or sealant. The interlocking facility helps to click the planks together and avoid use of nails or glue. The cost of the raw product is more but if you compare the cost of adhesive, labor and so on, you will find that the finish is long-lasting with fewer hassles and give you peace of mind.

You will find that this type of flooring makes your home sound proof and thermally insulated. Your house will remain warm in winter and cool in summer. Cork wall tiles will soundproof any room for acoustic effects. Use cork floor if you have a home gym as it is excellent for performing exercises successfully. The intrinsic resilience off the material provides added safety to the room. You will note that people with allergies feel easier when they live in homes that have cork flooring.

Distributors are available online who offer great wholesale prices with discounts on shipping and bulk orders. Contact them for samples and make the necessary enquires before placing your order. Make sure that the material you purchase is certified and tested by renowned companies. Take advantage of the discounted offers and enjoy a home that is eco-friendly and safe.

Resource Box iCork Floor offers nearly 50% off the regular retail prices on Cork Tile and Cork Floor . Use this material as it is very versatile and cost effective. Make sure you are aware of the special discounts on offer when you purchase cork flooring for your home or office.

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