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Cork Flooring

All of our Cork Flooring Products - Cork flooring is Renewable, Sustainable, Comfortable. More than just a beautiful floor, cork is the perfect combination of beauty, comfort and durability.  Benefits of cork flooring include: Walking Comfort, Optimal Temperature, Impact Resistance, Silence, Sustainability, Hypoallergenic, and Durability

Find your new favorite floor by browsing our complete selection of cork flooring below.

You'll find cork planks and cork tiles, in both glue-down and click-together (floating floor) installation applications.

WISE Waterproof Cork Flooring - Wood Look (BARNWOOD)
$99.99 $89.99/box   $4.49/sf
WISE Waterproof Cork Flooring - Wood Look (BEACH HOUSE)
$99.99 $89.99/box   $4.49/sf
WISE Waterproof Cork Flooring - Wood Look (CHOCOLATE BROWN OAK)
$99.99 $89.99/box   $4.49/sf
WISE Waterproof Cork Flooring - Wood Look (CONTEMPO LOFT)
$99.99 $89.99/box   $4.49/sf
WISE Waterproof Cork Flooring - Wood Look (CYBER OAK)
$99.99 $89.99/box   $4.49/sf
WISE Waterproof Cork Flooring - Wood Look (DARK FOREST OAK)
$99.99 $89.99/box   $4.49/sf
WISE Waterproof Cork Flooring - Wood Look (DARK ONYX OAK)
$99.99 $89.99/box   $4.49/sf
WISE Waterproof Cork Flooring - Wood Look (FARMHOUSE)
$99.99 $89.99/box   $4.49/sf
WISE Waterproof Cork Flooring - Wood Look (FIELD OAK)
$99.99 $89.99/box   $4.49/sf
WISE Waterproof Cork Flooring - Wood Look (HIGHLAND OAK)
$99.99 $89.99/box   $4.49/sf
WISE Waterproof Cork Flooring - Wood Look (MOCCA OAK)
$99.99 $89.99/box   $4.49/sf
WISE Waterproof Cork Flooring - Wood Look (MOUNTAIN OAK)
$99.99 $89.99/box   $4.49/sf
WISE Waterproof Cork Flooring - Wood Look (MYSTIC GREY OAK)
$99.99 $89.99/box   $4.49/sf
WISE Waterproof Cork Flooring - Wood Look (NATURAL DARK OAK)
$99.99 $89.99/box   $4.49/sf
WISE Waterproof Cork Flooring - Wood Look (OCEAN OAK)
$99.99 $89.99/box   $4.49/sf
WISE Waterproof Cork Flooring - Wood Look (QUARTZ OAK)
$99.99 $89.99/box   $4.49/sf
WISE Waterproof Cork Flooring - Wood Look (ROYAL OAK)
$99.99 $89.99/box   $4.49/sf
WISE Waterproof Cork Flooring - Wood Look (SPRUCEWOOD)
$99.99 $89.99/box   $4.49/sf
WISE Waterproof Cork Flooring - Wood Look (TREEHOUSE)
$99.99 $89.99/box   $4.49/sf
WISE Waterproof Cork Flooring - Wood Look (WHITE FOREST OAK)
$99.99 $89.99/box   $4.49/sf
WISE Waterproof Cork Flooring - Cork Look (FASHIONABLE CEMENT)
$110.02 $99.99/box   $4.99/sf
WISE Waterproof Cork Flooring - Cork Look (FASHIONABLE GRAFITE)
$110.02 $99.99/box   $4.99/sf
WISE Waterproof Cork Flooring - Cork Look (IDENTITY CHESTNUT)
$110.02 $99.99/box   $4.99/sf
WISE Waterproof Cork Flooring - Cork Look (IDENTITY NIGHTSHADE)
$110.02 $99.99/box   $4.99/sf
WISE Waterproof Cork Flooring - Cork Look (LANE ANTIQUE WHITE)
$110.02 $99.99/box   $4.99/sf
WISE Waterproof Cork Flooring - Cork Look (LANE ANTRACITE)
$110.02 $99.99/box   $4.99/sf
WISE Waterproof Cork Flooring - Cork Look (ORIGINALS HARMONY)
$110.02 $99.99/box   $4.99/sf
WISE Waterproof Cork Flooring - Cork Look (ORIGINALS SHELL)
$110.02 $99.99/box   $4.99/sf
WISE Waterproof Cork Flooring - Cork Look (TRACES NATURAL)
$110.02 $99.99/box   $4.99/sf
WISE Waterproof Cork Flooring - Cork Look (TRACES TEA)
$110.02 $99.99/box   $4.99/sf
Wicanders Cork GO 7/16" Floating Cork Flooring - Moment
$91.77 $80.27/box   $3.49/sf

Not sure which installation method is right for your application? Check out our installation guide below or give one of our cork flooring experts a call at 800-674-1157.

Best Installation Method for Each Room - Floating vs. Glue-Down

Cork's unique properties make it an ideal flooring choice for any room in your home.  But there are a few factors that will determine which installation method is best for each room, including:

  • location of the room in your home
  • the amount of foot traffic in the room
  • the amount of moisture or risk of water spillage in the room

FLOATING FLOORS

Floating cork flooring does not need to be nailed or glued to the subfloor. The floating installation method is used to install engineered cork planks and panels that simply lock or click together using a tongue-and-groove system. You may have heard floating floors referred to as "click" flooring for that very reason. Because they're easy to install, many homeowners choose to put it in themselves rather than hire a professional installer. The floating application sits right on top of virtually any smooth surface, which makes it ideal for do-it-yourself renovation projects.

The floating method of installation will work in many rooms in your home, with the exception of really wet locations (bathrooms, mudrooms, laundry rooms or possibly entry ways).  We recommend floating cork as a healthy alternative to lower-end, toxic flooring materials such as luxury vinyl tiles (LVT), vinyl planks or laminate.  Another way to think about where you would install a floating cork floor is to ask, "where would you put carpet?".  Cork is very similar to wool carpet in that both are made from organic materials and are quiet, soft, warm and provide sound dampening.  You wouldn't install carpeting in your bathroom, so it's best not to install a floating floor with an HDF core that could potentially sustain damage from too much contact with water, either. 

Floating cork planks are recommended for:
  • Bedrooms
  • Offices
  • Kitchens
  • Living Rooms
  • Dining Rooms
  • Dens
  • Basements
  • Gyms, yoga or workout rooms

GLUE DOWN FLOORS
On the other hand, glue-down cork tiles are recommended for commercial and residential areas with higher traffic, potentially wetter areas like bathrooms with showers, kitchens, or laundry rooms.  That's why you'll often see the glue-down cork tiles in the galleys of ships or high traffic commercial spaces such as bank lobbies, libraries and museums.

There's a lot of misinformation out there about cork flooring and moisture. Some pros advise against installing cork in wetter areas.  However, if installed correctly, glue-down cork tiles are ideal for such rooms.  Though cork looks like it has a spongy consistency, cork does not absorb water like a sponge. Cork floats! It's considered impermeable yet breathable which is why it's water resistant and oh-so buoyant. Think buoys, fishing net floats, wine corks, etc.  Also consider that cork is used in engine gaskets to hold back liquid and pressure. 

Glue-down cork tiles are recommended for:
  • Bathrooms with showers
  • Laundry Rooms
  • Kitchens
  • Mudrooms / Entry Ways in wet climates

Cork Flooring in Kitchens

For the most part, glue-down cork floors can be installed in every room of your home. The decision is more about where floating floors can be installed.  For instance, you probably noticed that we listed the kitchen as a room where both floating and glue-down cork can be installed.  Even though kitchens are potentially wetter areas, we like floating cork in the kitchen because it often provides more cushioning than solid, glue-down cork. This is most likely due to the difference in thickness between the two products as well as the additional layers inherent in the construction of engineered flooring. Also, solid cork tiles aren't as thick as they once were. The original cork tiles in some of the older libraries and museums were 1/2" to 1" thick. Today's solid cork tiles are either 3/16" or 5/16" thick.

Cork Flooring in Basements (floors below ground level)

Special consideration should be made for basements, due to the possibility of below-grade (or below ground level) moisture. Before installing any floor covering in a basement, consider doing a moisture test, such as a calcium chloride or relative humidity test, on your concrete slab. If the concrete subfloor moisture content is considered acceptable for the cork flooring you want to install, including a floating cork floor, then go for it.  If it's determined that the moisture level is too high, don't despair!  You have options for healthy, efficient moisture mitigation products like vapor retarders, barriers, as well as non-toxic sealers and adhesives.  Measuring and planning for potential moisture problems before installing any flooring can eliminate future flooring failure and ensure your new cork floor lasts a lifetime. 

In general, it's a good idea to proceed with caution when installing any type of flooring in rooms prone to heavy moisture or water spillage.  And always follow the manufacturer's instructions to ensure your warranty is not voided.  We're happy to discuss cork installation, suggestions and tips for any room - just contact us!

A room by room installation guide for cork flooring.  Engineered (or floating) panels of cork click together for an easy install and is ideal for the living room, bedrooms, offices, basements, as well as gyms or workout rooms. Glue down cork flooring can be installed in any room with an even subfloor and is perfect for kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms and entry ways. This image shows every room in a typical house with cork flooring installation recommendations for each.

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