Finding Cork Flooring
There are several places that offer natural cork flooring, non toxic can be an issue though. To keep the cork flooring environmentally safe, it needs to be treated with non-harmful chemicals and organic dyes for finishing. It is important to understand that just because a retailer sells cork flooring that doesn’t always mean that the finished product will be non-toxic. Here we are going to only list cork flooring producers who keep the process of making the flooring eco-friendly.
Dodge Cork Flooring - Creates natural cork flooring, non toxic shading of the cork when baked is used. Does not use toxic chemicals in their cork flooring creation process. Based in the United States they import natural cork material harvested from Portugal.
Natural Interiors - Organic home building store located in the United States. They use Natural Cork branded flooring that is installed using a pattened CorkLoc glue-less installation system. Natural Cork does not use formaldehyde or other toxic materials in their floor creation or finishing process.
APC Cork - This company is oen of the main creators of cork flooring. Based in the United States, APC has another facility in Canada for making the flooring tiles. The brand has several distributors that include Wal-Mart, Home Depot and sells through green building companies across the nation. Check their dealer page to find a distributor near you.
All three companies listed above have a distribution base. They are listed here has manufacturers of natural cork flooring sources. The listing of these creators does not detract from green building or design companies that offer cork flooring.
*images used are roylaty free and complied by the author to show several examples at once.
References: EPA Studies - Sustainable Flooring
National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP)