Durable and Easy to Maintain APC Cork Floors come with three coats of a durable UV cured acrylic matte and/or gloss finish. This coats stops spills and stains from permeating the cork. Only sweeping and damp mopping are required for regular maintenance and a well maintained cork floor will last for decades.
The bark, which becomes the cork flooring, was designed by Mother Nature to protect the tree during its average 500-year lifespan. Not only is the bark inherently fire resistant to temperature changes prevailing in those regions, to more than 38 species of insects, including the termite, and to the development of microbes.
It is important to note that only the bark is peeled off to be used for cork flooring every decade. The tree itself is never felled. The bark is a vegetal tissue made by an agglomeration of dead cells filled with air and lined with alternating layers of cellulose and waxy substance called suberin. By using cork, we keep the forest alive and the habitat undisturbed.
Benefits of APC Cork Flooring:
- Comfortable – Cork provides a comfortable cushion underfoot as it gives under compression. Cork bounces back naturally so recovery marks left by furniture will leave a minimal indentation, less noticeable than on wood, carpet or vinyl floors.
- Fire Resistant – Cork is a fire inhibitor, not spreading the flame. Cork also does not release any toxic gases on combustion.
- Thermally and Acoustically Insulated – The presence in cork of over 100 million air cells per cubic inch and the prism s of worship.
- Antimicrobial and Insect Repellent – Even termites are unwelcome. Suberin, the inherent substance of cork is a natural insect repellent. Cork is also antimicrobial and fights the development of mildew. What a perfect indoor crawling ground for children! If you suffer from allergies and like the warm feeling of carpeted room, this is definitely your best alternative.