This article is a review of DuroDesign’s cork flooring product. Our goal is to educate you on DuroDesign’s product and help you decide if this is the right cork based floor for you. Being there are quite a few manufacturers of cork based flooring it’s generally a good idea to learn about them. Feel free to view our other reviews on other manufacturers and vendors. If you’d like to learn more about installing it in your home or would like to get an estimate please follow the links at the end of this review.
First, you need to know the DuroDesign manufactures two different flooring products made of cork. One is the glue-down cork tiles and the other is the cork floating floor planks (click-together system). They both come in six different patterns and 54 different colors. You can install their glue-down cork tiles over a sub-floor of plywood or concrete. The cork floating floor planks can be installed over the same type of sub-floor and even over your existing floor. The floating floor planks tend to be geared more towards the do-it-yourself type, however many contractors do install this flooring product.
They claim they use only the best quality pigments to achieve crisp and clear colors in order to preserve its beautiful natural texture. The finish they use is the MP765 polyurethane finishing system (glue-down tiles only) to give them more durability, resistance to abrasion and resilience to make a cork flooring product to last a life time.
They offer a warranty on both of these cork based flooring products. You’re covered by a 25 year structural warranty and a 5 year renewable finish warranty. However, we recommend you talk with your vendor, dealer or contractor to get more accurate details on their warranty. From consumers we’ve talked to it seems that there are some issues behind the warranty, but for the most part they honor it. Make sure you follow any coating requirements to honor your part of the maintenance and care requirements.
You can achieve LEED® certification by install either of this cork flooring products including;
- LEED® MR Credit 4.1 and 4.2: Recycled Content
- LEED® MR Credit 6: Rapidly Renewable Materials
- LEED® EQ Credit 4: Low-Emitting Materials
We rate both these products a 4.5 out of 5, the only issue we have is the limited available patterns and colors. If you’d like to learn more about other flooring products made out of cork from other manufactures follow the link below. You can also use the below link to get an estimate on installing cork floors in your household, up to 5 for FREE. So, what are you waiting for, come learn more about cork flooring today by following the links below.