When choosing finishing materials for their living space, most owners of apartments and cottages prioritize environmental safety. And this is indeed the right choice, since daily contact with a synthetic finish that emits carcinogenic substances can cause irreparable harm to your health.
In this sense, natural materials such as wood paneling and cork tiles are among the safest. However, their demand has led to the appearance on the market of decorative finishing of counterfeit products of low quality. This article will briefly outline the basic rules. How to distinguish quality and durable floor cork from third-rate products.
Criteria for choosing a quality cork: choose a cork floor made in the EU from European raw materials, in compliance with modern production technologies.
A high-quality cork floor is not only first-class raw materials, but also strict adherence to processing standards, as well as the conformity of the design of the finishing material to the production technology. At the moment, there are two most popular methods of flooring:
– No-glue or “floating” floors, consisting of cork tiles with interlocking joints.
– Adhesive, which are fixed on the surface of the base using adhesive mixtures.