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Eco-friendly floating cork floor with a tougher finish in 12"x36" panel
Wicanders Cork Essence Collection contains a variety of plank floating floors that are beautiful, eco-friendly and rich in style, charm and sophistication. The XtraMatt + finish adds additional protection from abrasion and moisture. These cork floors are quiet, warm and comfortable underfoot. They can be easily installed without glue by floating over most flat, stable subfloors made of concrete, plywood or even over existing vinyl, linoleum or tile floors.
NOTE: for the Novel Edge Natural floor specifically, to achieve the diamond look, panels must be installed without staggering.
Cork is Nature's original green floor. It is completely renewable because it's made from the bark of the cork oak tree that is harvested every six to nine years. Unlike hardwood, tile, carpet or vinyl, cork flooring is mold and mildew-resistant, fire-resistant, dent-resistant, and hypoallergenic.
Because of its natural resilience, cork flooring will outperform and outlast most other types of flooring. That's why it has been used in many public buildings such as schools, hospitals, hotels, offices and courtrooms, some of which have been in use for close to 100 years. That's sustainable!
Natural Cork is manufactured with no harmful adhesives such as formaldehyde or isocyanates, and contains no VOCs in its finish. Wicanders Cork Essence Collection is GreenGuard Gold Certified to ensure that it does not contribute to harmful odors in home or office.
Cork flooring is commonly used in children's rooms, family rooms, music rooms or kitchens because it provides a durable, quiet and comfortable surface to work or plan on. Wicanders Cork Essence floating floors feature 2G CorkLoc glueless installation which allows for an easy DIY installation. For areas of higher moisture or heavy pet traffic, we recommend the Amorim Waterproof cork.
Wicanders Cork Essence Collection complies with ASTM standards for sound transmission with an IIC impact insulation class rating of 58 (ASTME492/ASTM E989) and an STC Classification for sound insulation of 54 (ASTM E90/ASTM E413). It reduces impact sound by 16 decibels (ISO 140-8). It provides a difference of loudness by 51.6% (EPH/IHD Works Standard 431) when compared to laminate flooring.
It also meets ASTM D2859 for fire resistance, ISO 26987a standards for stain resistance with a grade of 5, the thermal resistance of R = .15, EN12667, and much more. See the technical data sheet for more information.
Similar to the Cork Go series but with a more durable high resistance acrylic UV finish suitable for residential and light commercial areas with a longer warranty. Also the design palette is more upscale and modern.
Features & benefits
Beautiful panels — square edged 11 7/8" x 35 7/8" available in hues and patterns that blend with any furniture or cabinetry
Non-toxic — made from all-natural materials; will not pollute indoor air quality or off-gas harmful chemicals; Green Guard Gold Certified
Durable and comfortable — unlike tile, laminate or hardwood, cork is compressible with an elastic composition; resists damage and is relaxing on the feet and knees
Quiet and warm — a perfect sound and thermal insulator
Anti-static, hypoallergenic — reduces risk of electric shock; prevents dust and dirt accumulation
Impermeable — suberin, the waxy constituent of cork, repels liquids and gas alike; resists moisture and mold growth
Fire-retardant — a natural fire-inhibitor; will not spread flame
Eco-friendly — made from renewable resources; 100% upcycled
Easy installation — glueless click system is DIY
Easy maintenance — repairable and long-lasting
25-Year warranty — 25 Year limited to finish and structure in a residence; commercial warranty is limited for 10 years light commercial
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Coverage (1 Coat)
Recommended # of Coats
Square Feet / Box
22.99 Square Feet
Thickness or Height
Veneer Cut Thickness
Boxes / Pallet
Square Feet / Pallet
827.64 Square Feet
Boards / Box
Pieces / Box
Weight / Box
Interior or Exterior
Use On Material
Traditionally-Harvested or Exotic Hardwood Flooring