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CORK FLOORING CARE & MAINTENANCE

CORK FLOORING FACTS

  • Cork comes from an oak tree grown only in Portugal and the Mediterranean region.
    The tree is peeled every 7 years and regrows.
  • TORLYs cork has the patent UNICLIC locking system, meaning there is no gluing or nailing.
  • It takes 1000 lbs of pressure to pull from either side to pull it apart
  • TORLYs cork has a water based urethane finish on top which is the best because it gives it flexibility
    and is environmentally friendly.
  • TORLYs cork can be installed over cement, wood or in floor heat.
  • When installing cork flooring it can expand and contract, 3/8".
  • It is also composed of 50% air giving it a comfort and warmth underfoot.

 

MAINTENANCE

  • Simple vacuuming, dust mopping & dressing when required to protect & revitalize the look
  • The finish of your new cork floor can be revitalized with an easy to apply dressing


WARRANTY

  • 25 year for residential wear, stain and joint integrity
  • Guaranteed against a minimum 10% visible wear to keep warranty valid
  • Does not cover if you have modified the floor, cracking, warping, abuse caused by skates, high heels, pets.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR NEW CORK FLOOR

  • Cork is a natural product, NOT ALL boards are the same color
  • Cork is a natural product and will fade to a certain degree in sunlight, darker stained colors will not fade as badly.
  • Cork, like all natural flooring products, can gap in the winter and in the summer it can expand, as such a constant relative humidity between 30 and 60% should be maintained to minimize possible gapping.

 

WHY CORK?

  • Cork is soft, warm and very comfortable. It also adds texture to the room.
  • It is durable, hypo-allergenic, and very environmentally friendly
  • TORLYS Cork is now available in 50 designer patterns suitable for anyone and any room
  • Cork has been used for centuries and is one of the most beautiful, most sensuous flooring materials available today.

 

HUMIDITY IN SASKATCHEWAN

It is very important to understand that because we live in an environment that's subject to us to 30 degrees below in the winter to 30 degrees above in the summer, humidity is almost impossible to manage.

Your wood flooring is installed at a certain humidity when the temperatures drop or increase, your wood may gap in the dry and low humidity times and peak in the high humidity times. When humidity levels are low, it is not as easy to just turn a humidifier up and expect your levels to jump up by 10 degrees. What you'll see happen is your windows will sweat and ice will build up on your windows, the interior of your house simply won't handle that at once. You can however increase moisture slowly at a time. There is not an exact science to humidity, therefore when purchasing your wood, you must expect the gapping and peaking are inherent in wood in our area. Wood flooring IS expected to shrink and expand.


Grainier type wood, like oaks, will show less problems that solid maples or dark exotic products. Engineered wood is more structurally sound four our environment, and should be considered.


The above comment concerning humidity relates to Cork flooring



 

 

 

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