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Healthier Alternative -forna Cork Floor

We at iCork Floor LLC, carry our own house brand of cork flooring called Forna. Our manufacturer produces dozens of lines of flooring, but the Forna Brand Name is exclusive to Cancork Floor Inc.and iCork Floor LLC. These floors exceed all European and Japanese testing for off gassing. We believe we can go toe-to-toe with any famous brand and win. Be aware that there are some famous brand products that have used solvent based or UV Cured polyurethanes or even polyacrylic finishes. These finishes are often a little bit smellier (off gasses) than the cork products produced using water based polyurethane and water based adhesives.

Our off gassing tests, performed by the ECO Institut in Cologne Germany, demonstrate intensely low levels of off-gassing. The ECO Institute is world renowned for having the toughest standards in Europe; possibly the world. They dont just do one testing. As a norm, they conduct testing on multiple samples multiple times. If even one sample fails, then the whole line is considered as failed. Our Forna products have never failed. The standards put forth by the ECO Institute measure quantities in the microgram per Litre cubed! Many Floor finishing products rate their Low VOC products in the milligram per Cubic meter which is over 100 times greater than the Loba Supra Satin WS 2K which we use to finish our floors with. The Loba is considered food grade material. You could seal a wooden chopping block in it and be confident that the finish, if ingested, does not pose a health threat.

CARB testing ranks our floors as Formaldehyde Free. You can view our test results at: (the list of links is found on the left hand side, in the pink category bar under Product Information). There are four regulating bodies that have inspected our products: CE, CARB, ECO Institute, and SGS these represent the three (3) continents which our manufacturer sells cork flooring products to.

If you wish to view some samples, we would be more than happy to send some to you free of charge.

Cork has a lot of properties, which make it the material of choice amongst home owners as well as interior decorators and property developers. Of all of its beneficial properties, the one most talked about is that it is environmentally friendly. Cork is derived from the bark of the cork oak tree. The bark is carefully harvested from the tree by skilled workers without injuring or harming the tree in any way. After the bark has been stripped off, the tree is left alone to regenerate and regrow its bark. The next harvesting can be done only after nine years and the process is then repeated. The average lifespan of a cork oak tree is about two hundred and fifty years to three hundred years, which means several bark harvests can be done from one tree itself, making this an excellent sustainable resource.

Laminated Wooden Flooring Is Inimitable In India Flooring

From last 3 decades laminated wooden flooring is the best choice throughout Europe and becoming popular in India as well, as it has been started using from last half decade, this flooring is basically popular in Europe because they used to renovate an old room by this flooring. In India also the main purpose is the same; I mean here also it is used basically to renovate the older buildings.

Laminated wood flooring is popular throughout the world because it is one of the easiest flooring that one can easily install it to renovate or fresh flooring, easy installation in both the cases. No need to a professional, owner can do it by himself with his simple installing tools.

Indian people greatly attracted towards this wooden flooring because renovation with this laminated flooring is easy and the area which are rain effective, they can use water resistant glue, thus it become as Indian flooring.

Traditional wooden materials were not laminated but these are made from fiber board, the process of lamination undergoes a long technical process. Important part of this process it is made from scrap wood, therefore the material cost is less than what we imagine and ultimately the cost of final product will be less, which can be afford by everyone.

If your home is too much sensitive to moisture and water like kitchen and especially in bathroom, what will you do in that case? Wood flooring is enough for it or not, you need not to worry laminated flooring is the answer of all your worries, what you should do; you should check whether this lamination is done properly. Once lamination is done properly, itll work everywhere, whether your home is sensitive to moisture, and it will work in bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom everywhere.

One important thing with wood flooring is that it is sensitive with high heat, though till now there is no such case found but the fact is that it is high heat sensitive. It is possible if it is contact with heat, it may shrink the floor, so be careful when you are choosing it.

There are four main elements of this flooring which are fixed with each other, in addition to this, it has many appearances, 1st, wood and many more like stone appearance, marble appearance, and in short a number of design and style are available to choose for your home.