Amazines Free Article Archive
www.amazines.com - Saturday, January 25, 2020
Read about the most recent changes and happenings at Amazines.com
Log into your account or register as a new author. Start submitting your articles right now!
Search our database for articles.
Subscribe to receive articles emailed straight to your email account. You may choose multiple categories.
View our newest articles submitted by our authors.
View our most top rated articles rated by our visitors.
* Please note that this is NOT the ARTICLE manager
Add a new EZINE, or manage your EZINE submission.
Add fresh, free web content to your site such as newest articles, web tools, and quotes with a single piece of code!
Home What's New? Submit/Manage Articles Latest Posts Top Rated Article Search
Google
Subscriptions Manage Ezines
CATEGORIES
 Article Archive
 Advertising (133326)
 Advice (160999)
 Affiliate Programs (34736)
 Art and Culture (73698)
 Automotive (145681)
 Blogs (75065)
 Boating (9841)
 Books (17218)
 Buddhism (4125)
 Business (1328658)
 Business News (426321)
 Business Opportunities (366271)
 Camping (10962)
 Career (72737)
 Christianity (15846)
 Collecting (11637)
 Communication (115053)
 Computers (241955)
 Construction (38999)
 Consumer (49681)
 Cooking (17061)
 Copywriting (6568)
 Crafts (18205)
 Cuisine (7539)
 Current Affairs (20394)
 Dating (45782)
 EBooks (19687)
 E-Commerce (48205)
 Education (185263)
 Electronics (83503)
 Email (6395)
 Entertainment (159843)
 Environment (28938)
 Ezine (3039)
 Ezine Publishing (5446)
 Ezine Sites (1550)
 Family & Parenting (110901)
 Fashion & Cosmetics (196391)
 Female Entrepreneurs (11842)
 Feng Shui (130)
 Finance & Investment (310291)
 Fitness (106205)
 Food & Beverages (62874)
 Free Web Resources (7938)
 Gambling (30229)
 Gardening (25112)
 Government (10514)
 Health (629634)
 Hinduism (2205)
 Hobbies (44047)
 Home Business (91561)
 Home Improvement (251375)
 Home Repair (46146)
 Humor (4825)
 Import - Export (5453)
 Insurance (45130)
 Interior Design (29560)
 International Property (3485)
 Internet (190991)
 Internet Marketing (146346)
 Investment (22826)
 Islam (1167)
 Judaism (1356)
 Law (80520)
 Link Popularity (4592)
 Manufacturing (20842)
 Marketing (98791)
 MLM (14136)
 Motivation (18213)
 Music (27005)
 New to the Internet (9480)
 Non-Profit Organizations (4048)
 Online Shopping (129617)
 Organizing (7803)
 Party Ideas (11856)
 Pets (38079)
 Poetry (2234)
 Press Release (12676)
 Public Speaking (5618)
 Publishing (7523)
 Quotes (2407)
 Real Estate (126633)
 Recreation & Leisure (95294)
 Relationships (87564)
 Research (16159)
 Sales (80325)
 Science & Technology (110227)
 Search Engines (23462)
 Self Improvement (153103)
 Seniors (6233)
 Sexuality (35943)
 Small Business (49288)
 Software (82996)
 Spiritual (23468)
 Sports (116087)
 Tax (7658)
 Telecommuting (34068)
 Travel & Tourism (307502)
 UK Property Investment (3121)
 Video Games (13428)
 Web Traffic (11728)
 Website Design (56833)
 Website Promotion (36574)
 World News (1000+)
 Writing (35776)
Author Spotlight
JIM TURNER

Jim Turner is a USA based author of Legal issues related to estate planning, will & trust , busyness...more
KHEHLLEYZH PHUN

In regards to earning money online, everybody wishes to, and everybody strives to, but not many end ...more
ADRIAN JOELE

I have been involved in nutrition and weight management for over 12 years and I like to share my kn...more
ANISH SAH

My Name is Anish Sah, I am an Internet Marketing and SEO Expert, Social Media Guru and young Entrepr...more
ELLIOT CHANG

Financial analyst and author writing on economy and business. ...more


Cork Tile and Cork Floors: An Overview by Vikram kumar





Article Author Biography
Cork Tile and Cork Floors: An Overview by
Article Posted: 09/06/2012
Article Views: 96
Articles Written: 10909
Word Count: 535
Article Votes: 0
AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Cork Tile and Cork Floors: An Overview


 
Home Improvement
Cork has several qualities that makes it excellent for use as flooring, whether in the home or in a commercial space. Cork floors look good, they are comfortable to walk on and they are very easy to maintain, all of which are features that are desirable in any flooring material. In addition, cork tile is also resistant to insects, mold and mildew and it is shock absorbent and durable. Again, these are also favorable properties. But among these attributes, there is one that stands as most significant. The fact that cork is a renewable resource. For most people, this is the incentive that clinches the deal.

Everybody is looking for ways to be environmentally friendly these days. With global warming creating havoc all over the world, nobody can afford to be complacent anymore. Every little bit counts and choosing cork tiles can be one step towards saving our earth.

So why is cork considered environmentally friendly? Unlike hardwood flooring in which the entire tree is cut down and destroyed, no trees are destroyed in the manufacture of cork tiles. These tiles are in fact just the bark of the cork oak tree. The scientific name of this tree is Quercus Suber and it is found primarily in Spain, Portugal, Morocco and Algeria. The bark of this tree is thick and spongy. It is carefully peeled off the tree and used to manufacture corks for wine bottles. The remaining scraps that cannot be used to make the wine bottle corks are then processed and combined together with glue under high pressure to manufacture cork flooring and cork tile.

The trees meanwhile are not harmed in any way. After the bark has been peeled off they are left alone to regenerate. The tree regenerates new bark and the next harvest is done only after a 7-9 year wait. The life span of each tree is about

200 years. The long life span of the tree, combined with the fact that it keeps on regenerating and growing new bark make this a renewable, environmentally friendly resource.

Cork is made up of a number of cells packed closely together. These cells contain air and this trapped air gives cork flooring its resilient and insulating properties.

Consider this – you are walking across a hardwood floor. How does the floor feel? As many will attest to, while walking barefoot the floor can feel cold and hard; whereas walking with heels will cause a loud clicking sound with it strike against the floor. With cork flooring, it’s different. When you walk barefoot across cork floors it feels warm and not so hard and when you walk with shoes on, nobody will hear a sound. This is because the cells not only absorb the sounds but acts as an insulating material so it never gets too cold. It also absorbs the impact as you walk across the floor, which is great news for anyone who suffers from knee and joint pain.

Resource

Cork floors offer a whole lot of advantages without any of the disadvantages. iCork Flooring is your one stop shop if you are looking for beautiful cork tiles options at very affordable rates.

Related Articles - Cork floors, cork tiles,

Email this Article to a Friend!

Receive Articles like this one direct to your email box!
Subscribe for free today!

 Rate This Article  
Completely useless, should be removed from directory.
Minimal useful information.
Decent and informative.
Great article, very informative and helpful.
A 'Must Read'.

 

Do you Agree or Disagree? Have a Comment? POST IT!

 Reader Opinions 
Submit your comments and they will be posted here.
Make this comment or to the Author only:
Name:
Email:
*Your email will NOT be posted. This is for administrative purposes only.
Comments: *Your Comments WILL be posted to the AUTHOR ONLY if you select PRIVATE and to this PUBLIC PAGE if you select PUBLIC, so write accordingly.
 
Please enter the code in the image:



 Author Login 
LOGIN
Register for Author Account

 

Advertiser Login

 

ADVERTISE HERE NOW!
   Limited Time $60 Offer!
   90  Days-1.5 Million Views  

 

Great Paranormal Romance


STEPHEN BYE

Steve Bye is currently a fiction writer, who published his first novel, ‘Looking Forward Through The...more
LAURA JEEVES

At LeadGenerators, we specialise in content-led Online Marketing Strategies for our clients in the t...more
GENE MYERS

Author of four books and two screenplays; frequent magazine contributor. I have four other books "in...more
STEVERT MCKENZIE

Stevert Mckenzie, Travel Enthusiast. ...more
SUSAN FRIESEN

Susan Friesen, founder of the award-winning web development and digital marketing firm eVision Media...more
MICHAEL BRESCIANI

Rev Bresciani is the author of two Christian books. One book is an important and concisely written b...more
TIM FAY

I am not a writer nor am I trying to become a writer. I am an average person with average intelligen...more
KIRAN KAUR

Kiranpreet (Kiran) Kaur, D.D.S., who received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the prestigio...more
STEVE BURGESS

Steve Burgess is a freelance technology writer, a practicing computer forensics specialist as the pr...more
JOANNA MORGAN

Joanna Morgan has a huge passion for making money online from home and enjoys traveling around the w...more

HomeLinksAbout UsContact UsTerms of UsePrivacy PolicyFAQResources
Copyright © 2020, All rights reserved.
Some pages may contain portions of text relating to certain topics obtained from wikipedia.org under the GNU FDL license