Barn Wood Fusion Floating cork flooring (13/32″(10mm) x 8 1/4″ x 47 1/4″) 16.28 sq.ft per carton
Fusion Cork flooring is a vinyl wood-look plank flooring made from cork and polypropylene (PP). It is PVC-free and phthalates free.
The wear layer is made of tough polypropylene – the same material children’s toys are made out of. This is mounted on a cork floating floor plank using the Uniclic installation system. Fusion cork is a vinyl-cork floor with all the benefits of cork and vinyl fused together in a single floor.
Barn Wood Vinyl Wood Plank Flooring is Forna’s newest color. A strong, traditional gray wood-tone floor in wide plank presentation. As the name suggests, it is rustic in presentation with knots and strong mineral streaks throughout the floor. The tones are a true neutral – not too cool; not to warm. The 8″ plank presentation falls squarely into the width most sought after for modern space. Barn Wood Vinyl Wood Plank Flooring would look right at home in a modern urban loft or renovated farm house. The heavily embossed surface makes this a great floor for entrances and kitchens. The only precaution needed, during installation, would be a floating floor seam sealer used in splash zones around sinks or exterior doors. The rest of the floor is installed in the regular fashion – without the sealant.
Fusion Cork floors make excellent additions to high-traffic areas. Because it can be used in kitchens and entrance ways it can be used in great rooms and open concept homes. Full baths are the only rooms in the home where this floor must make way for another surface.
Love the feel of a cork floor but are concerned it just can’t hold up against the wear and tear in your home? Well worry no more. We’ve recently introduced our newest line, Fusion cork flooring. Now we’ve added a new design pattern, Barn Wood Vinyl Wood Plank Flooring.
We’ve heard the concerns consumers have made, taken the initiative and upgraded our cork floors. New technology has allowed us to bring forth a cork vinyl fusion. This means we have created a flooring hybrid that is stronger, tougher, and still retains all of cork’s best features including its eco sustainability.
Cork is wood, but singular to other hardwoods. The cork oak tree or quercus suber is found mainly in the Mediterranean region, particularly in Portugal, where more than 40% of cork export is made. Living in an area of little rainfall and lots of dry heat, this species evolved in a unique fashion. The development of an outer bark that could withstand wildfires and minimal precipitation required cork trees to adopt extreme measures. Cork trees now do what no other hardwood has been able to. This outer bark not only keeps the inner bark and tree hydrated, but also provides a remarkable fire retardant known as Suberin, that is able to keep the trees from burning down. It is from this outer bark that cork flooring is derived.
The bark of the cork oak tree is spongy in comparison to its hardwood cousins. The cellular structure, composed of millions of air-tight pockets makes cork more than 50% air. Which accounts for its lightness. Suberin, the waxy substance found in cork, affords cork the ability to be resistant to both liquids and gases. These two properties combine to give cork some highly beneficial qualities. Cork repels insects such as termites, and will resist mold and mildew, making it hypoallergenic. Cork is also anti static and won’t conduct electricity like carpet.
Fusion cork made from PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) and phthalates free polypropylene. It does not contain the very toxic components that are present during the manufacturing of PVC types of synthetic plastic polymer. The top wear layer of our fusion cork planks, which we call vinyl, is the same polypropylene product used to create children’s toys. This means our vinyl is eco friendly to produce and eco friendly to get rid of as it is biodegradable.
Each plank is composed of a vinyl wear surface layer fused to a layer cork backing. A HDF or High Density Fibreboard core/middle layer comes next, then a cork layer of underlayment. This makes our fusion floors tougher, but does not lose any of the benefits cork floors are known for. Cork Fusion floors are still sound and thermal insulating and comfortable to walk on.
With our Barn Wood vinyl cork floors you receive a reproduction of finely aged barn wood planking. Soothing shades of gray dominate the weathered pattern while hints of browns and creams accentuate the cuts and knots. Movement is the key to this wood grain look, but without detracting from the overall serenity of the pattern.
If you want a floor that creates the rustic appeal of a log home or are just trying to bring a country feel into your urban oasis Barn Wood is an option for you. Go with cork flooring and bring its beneficial improvements into your home today. With Fusion Cork flooring we’ve given you a floor that it will work even harder. Come check us out today.
- Install Method: Floating (click together)
- Impact Noise Reduction ISO 140-8 rating 18 dB
- Edge Presentation: Square edge
- Applications: At, below and above grade; kitchens; basements
- Wear Layer: Polypropylene Embossed Finish on 3mm cork layer
- Middle Layer: 6mm E1 Grade Moisture Resistant HDF
- Integrated Underlayment: 1.5mm Agglomerated Cork
- Dimensions: 10.5mm x 210mm x 1200mm (13/32″ x 8 1/4″ x 47 1/4″)
- Carton Coverage: 16.28 sf
- Planks per carton: 6
- Weight per box: 25 lbs
- Polypropylene Wear surface (same material found in children’s toys)
- PVC Free
- Phthalates Free
- Vinyl replacement product
- High-wear resistant
- Stain and fade resistant wear layer
- Maintenance: sweep/vacuum; clean with pH neutral floor cleaner acceptable for laminate
- DIY level installation system
- Accepts Cork underlay up to 12mm (1/2”) in thickness