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the benefits

Warm & comfortable

Cork is filled with millions of tiny air bubbles. This traps the warmth and provides a cushioning effect under foot. Standing on a warm cork floor is a pleasure. 

patterns and textures

We provide a variety of patterns, colours and textures with our cork flooring. We use the best polyurethanes to help avoid fading. We can give advice on this. 

Soundproofing

Cork is an excellent choice for soundproofing and will help in attaining building standards required for acoustic absorption. It reduces clatter in commercial environments and stops noise transference between apartments or levels in a house.

Warm & comfortable

Cork It has three layers of polyurethane protecting the cork. When sufficiently sealed after laying it is suitable for wet areas like bathrooms and laundries.

fade resistant

Cork It has a unique protective film of UV resistant pigments that assist in protecting the raw cork tile from exposure to harmful UV rays. However, the New Zealand sun is intense! Please recieve advice from us about the best  cork for your unique space. 

Soundproofing

Cork is an excellent choice for soundproofing and will help in attaining building standards required for acoustic absorption. It reduces clatter in commercial environments and stops noise transference between apartments or levels in a house.

easy to lay

Cork It is here to make your life easier. The tiles are preglued and pre-finished with colour and non-toxic polyurethane, so all you need to do is stick them down and cover them with one extra coat of polyurethane. Your floor can be laid and finished in one day!

easy to clean

Wicanders Cork flooring is easy to maintain. Simply sweep up any debris or loose dirt before wiping the floor with a damp (not soaking wet) mop or use a vacuum cleaner. For general spills, a damp mop will do the trick. For deep cleaning, use a mild pH neutral cleaner. 

wet areas

Cork It has three layers of polyurethane protecting the cork. When sufficiently sealed after laying it is suitable for wet areas like bathrooms and laundries.

easy to lay

Cork It is here to make your life easier. The tiles are preglued and pre-finished with colour and non-toxic polyurethane, so all you need to do is stick them down and cover them with one extra coat of polyurethane. Your floor can be laid and finished in one day!

adaptable

With Cork It you can keep it simple, or mix and match the colours to create various designs.

wet areas

Cork It has three layers of polyurethane protecting the cork. When sufficiently sealed after laying it is suitable for wet areas like bathrooms and laundries.

easy to clean

Cork flooring is easy to maintain. Simply sweep up any debris or loose dirt before wiping the floor with a damp (not soaking wet) mop or use a vacuum cleaner. For general spills, a damp mop will do the trick. For deep cleaning, use a mild pH neutral cleaner. 

sustainable product

Cork harvesting is one of the most environment-friendly processes in the world. By choosing cork you gain a healthy living environment, support sustainable livelihoods and promote protection of endangered ecosystems.

non-toxic

Forget toxic solvent-based polyurethanes and glue. Our prefinished flooring uses only waterbourne polyurethane to create a environmentally sustainable and healthy flooring choice.

healthy alternative

Cork is naturally hypo-allergenic, anti-microbial and anti-fungal. It repels dust mites so it is an ideal alternative to carpet which harbours dust mites. Luckily cork is warm enough that you can have it in bedrooms, playrooms and lounging areas where carpet usually is selected.

sustainable product

Cork harvesting is one of the most environment-friendly processes in the world. By choosing cork you gain a healthy living environment, support sustainable livelihoods and promote protection of endangered ecosystems.

non-toxic

Forget toxic solvent-based polyurethanes and glues! Cork It prefinished flooring uses only waterbourne polyurethanes and pigments to create a completely environmentally sustainable and healthy flooring choice. Please make sure you use gentle cleaning agents. Click here for  maintenance from the manufacturer. 

healthy alternative

Cork is naturally hypo-allergenic, anti-microbial and anti-fungal. It repels dust mites so it is an ideal alternative to carpet which harbours dust mites. Luckily cork is warm enough that you can have it in bedrooms, playrooms and lounging areas where carpet usually is selected.

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about cork

more about the natural product

Cork is a natural product that has been used frequently throughout history. It comes from the outer bark of the Quercus Suber oak tree. The bark is taken off in large strips every nine years. This helps the tree to thrive. The cork lays in the forest for a year, to cure and then goes through a steaming process to remove bacteria.

The wine industry has traditionally used the cork for stoppers. They take what they need and the rest gets agglomerated into floor tiles or for other uses like shoes, fishing rods, life jackets and even on the NASA space shuttles.

Cork was the first thing to be put under the microscope in the 1600’s. The man who invented the microscope Robert Hooke was amazed to discover millions of tiny air particles when he looked at a small slice of cork. He named these tiny rooms ‘cells’ as they reminded him of a monks sleeping quarters.

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