The Basics of Cork Flooring

Cork has been used in various ways for thousands of years. Cork was commonly used as a float for fishing in ancient China and has historically been used as insulation against heat and cold. Back in ancient Rome and Greece, they discovered that cork was very comfortable to walk on so they started using it to make soles for their shoes to provide cushioning for their feet. They also discovered that it resisted moisture so they began using it on the roofs of their homes as well. They even used it as we do today as bottle stoppers to cork their bottles.



Cork is eco-friendly in that it is harvested by hand stripping the bark from the cork oak tree that is native to the Mediterranean Coastal regions. Once the bark is harvested and laid out, a chemical reaction takes place which makes the bark become stronger. The requirements for harvesting are that the cork oak tree has reached maturity and is at least 25 years old before the bark is harvested. The tree is not harmed in the harvesting process and will continue to produce more bark. There is a mandatory waiting period of nine years between harvests, so that the bark can replenish itself. For this reason, cork flooring is considered a green product and is becoming more popular among today’s conservationists and those who are concerned with preserving our resources and protecting our environment. 



Cork flooring is a very versatile and durable product that is available in a large assortment of colors ranging from its natural color to black. It is a practical choice with many advantages, such as being comfortable to walk on, shock absorbent, water resistant, insect resistant, fire resistant, resilient, sound proof, and a good insulator. It is offered in either planks or tiles with a variety of thicknesses, lengths and widths to choose from. It can be installed using a floating method, wherein planks or tiles are joined together through a click-locking system or a glue-down method where the planks or tiles are attached to the sub-floor using a special flooring adhesive. 


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Did not work out- very bad experience

Placed an order for these items - waited a few days and nothing happened. Checked in and they still hadn't shipped - called them and they told me they didn't quite have enough product but would get it out that day (8 instead of 10) called the next day when still hadn't shipped. Canceled order but they charged me a restocking fee. The first order I purchased from them also has not yet arrived and it has been several weeks. Had to call only to hear it has "been a mix-up at the warehouse" As of the time of this writing no tracking number. Not a good experience either time - especially wrong to charge me a restocking fee on an order they didn't ship have enough product to fulfill and did not ship in a timely manner. Overall grade F- money out the door for weeks, money lost in cancellation fees and worse as of this time no product.

Crap they swipe up off the floor

3 1/4 and the other was 2 1/8 when all I wanted was 5 inch .

Bona Pacific Filler

Great customer service. Would recommend family and friends.


Bought a whole pallet of this. Fast shipping. Great wood! Nothing but good things to say about Woodwudy.