Sustainable Green Cork Flooring by Wicanders
Sunday May 24, 2009
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When it comes to finding sustainable, green cork flooring, look no further than Wicanders, by Amorim. In addition to being
made of cork from the cork oak tree, a very sustainable resource, Wicanders has proven themselves to be an
eco–conscious cork flooring manufacturer, time and time again.
In 2007, Wicanders cork flooring products were put through an eco–efficiency evaluation conducted by BASF, a well
known chemical company. This test evaluates a particular floor covering’s environmental attributes including use of
sustainable resources, the effects that the manufacturing process has on the eco–system, and the effects on the
consumer’s home or business once installed. Once testing was complete, it became immediately clear that, when compared to
most other floor coverings, Wicanders cork flooring performed very well as a sustainable, green flooring option.
Wicanders produces their sustainable cork flooring products using less energy and fewer raw materials than many other
flooring manufacturers. Reduction in energy and resource usage helps to reduce global warming. Additionally, Wicanders cork
flooring has a positive impact on our environment because cork retains CO2, which helps to further reduce global warming,
making it a very green flooring choice.
This BASF evaluation of Wicanders cork flooring products also determined the advantages from a consumer’s perspective.
For example, cork provides excellent thermal insulation which helps to reduce heating and cooling costs in your home, again
reducing energy usage and therefore global warming.
Another third party certification awarded to Wicanders cork flooring is the GREENGUARD Certification provided by the
GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI). This certification program focuses on products in numerous categories that
contribute toward a healthy Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). Wicanders cork flooring products proudly display the GREENGUARD Indoor
Air Quality Certified Logo, meaning you can rest assured that your family is safe from toxic emissions with this green,
sustainable cork flooring choice.
For more information on sustainable, green cork flooring by Wicanders, visit FindAnyFloor’s cork flooring manufacturer section.
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