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The Beauty and Benefits of Natural Bamboo, Cork, and Hardwood Floors
At workingwonders, we partner with EcoFinishes and Nova Distinctive Floors to give you a full selection of gorgeous flooring materials. We'll help guide your selection based on the space you'd like to cover, and the activities it needs to accommodate, then arrange for an experienced installer to work with you to make sure the project is a success. Contact us or call 410-828-0113, ext. 302 for more information.
Sustainable Flooring Options:
Between EcoFinishes and Nova Distinctive Floors, we offer cork flooring in a variety of tiled and floating floor styles, smooth sustainable bamboo, ecologically engineered hardwood in both traditional finishes and strong contemporary colors, reclaimed heart pine, multi-purpose rubber, an natural alternative to linoleum called Marmoleum, and even a luxurious leather floor covering made with recycled hide and water-based polyurethane. With today's beautifully designed materials, the possibilities for your home are truly exciting—colorful, bursting with sophistication, and healthy for both you and the environment.
Samples depicted here are, left, EcoFinishes cork flooring, and, right, EcoFinishes bamboo flooring. Above are some of the beautiful samples from Nova Distinctive Floors. Should there be a need to fix a covering to its sub-floor, both companies offer adhesive and underlayment that vastly reduces the presence of VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Below are swatches of various hardwood finishes.
Cork is derived from the bark of the Cork Oak tree, although much of the cork used in flooring comes from the wine industry, which means it's pre-consumer recycled material. Cork's benefits include wonderful sound and thermal insulation properties making it ideal for regulating the temperature of your home, natural fire retardation, impermeability to liquids and gases, high durability enhanced by water-based polyurethanes, and both anti-static and hypo-allergenic properties, meaning it does not absorb or trap dust particles, which is great for sensitive noses and also very low maintenance.
Bamboo is a widely acknowledged rapidly renewable resource, formed into a laminate board for flooring, and then either stained, hand-scraped, or left natural. The primary role of either material is to provide a beautiful, durable floor covering that brings little to no VOCs (volatile organic compounds) into your home, but offers a simple and elegant solution to the question of how to give your living space a special feeling in both an economically and ecologically sound way.