This article is a review of DuroDesign’s cork flooring product. Our goal is to inform you about the DuroDesign product and help you decide if this is the right cork-based flooring for you. Since there are quite a few cork-based flooring manufacturers, it’s generally a good idea to get to know them. Feel free to see our other reviews on other manufacturers and suppliers. If you would like more information on how to install it in your home or would like a quote, follow the links at the end of this review.
First of all, you should know that DuroDesign makes two different flooring products made of cork. One is glued cork tiles and the other is floating cork boards (click-together system). They both come in six different patterns and 54 different colors. You can install your glued cork tiles on a plywood or concrete subfloor. Floating cork boards can be installed on the same type of subfloor and even on the existing floor. Floating floor boards tend to be more geared towards the DIY type, however many contractors install this flooring product.
They claim that they use only the best quality pigments to achieve crisp, clear colors in order to preserve their beautiful natural texture. The finish they use is the MP765 polyurethane finish system (glued tiles only) to give them more durability, abrasion resistance and elasticity to make a cork flooring product last a lifetime.
They offer a guarantee on both cork-based flooring products. It is covered by a 25-year structural warranty and a 5-year renewable finish warranty. However, we recommend that you speak with your supplier, dealer or contractor for more precise details about your warranty. Based on the consumers we’ve spoken to, it seems like there are some issues behind the warranty, but for the most part they honor it. Be sure to follow the siding requirements to meet your share of the maintenance and care requirements.
You can earn LEED® certification by installing any of these 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 these two products 4.5 out of 5, the only issue we have is the limited patterns and colors available. For more information on other third-party cork flooring products, please follow the link below. You can also use the link below to get a quote on installing cork flooring in your home, up to 5 FREE. So what are you waiting for? Come learn more about cork flooring today by following the links below.