Green Shoots Blog
New line of faux wood flooring features the orthopedic comfort and eco-friendly benefits of cork with the look and feel of reclaimed hardwood.
GreenClaimed®, a green building materials brand created by Cali Bamboo, announced today its new line of Inspired™ Wide+ Cork Flooring. Manufactured with proprietary Ceramic Shield Technology plus a new 3D wood texture print, these revolutionary new faux wood floors feature all the orthopedic comfort and eco-friendly benefits of cork with the look and feel of reclaimed hardwood.
“Not only is cork flooring super durable and made from one of the most rapidly-renewable materials on the planet, it is also more comfortable, easier on the joints, and warmer to the touch than typical hardwoods,” said Jeff Goldberg, Founder and CEO of Cali Bamboo. “The new 3D wood texture print was designed to give homeowners the look of high-end reclaimed flooring but with the comfort and eco-benefits you just can’t get with any other material.”
Inspired™ Cork flooring planks are extra-wide measuring 7¼ inches and 6 feet long. Appealing to DIYers and professional installers alike, the easy-to-install click-lock system makes floating the floor, well, a snap! The flooring is currently available in two colors: Driftwood, a muted brown color similar to reclaimed barnwood, and Silverwood, a gray hue reminiscent of sun bleached oak. Both colors feature a low-sheen matte finish and a never-before-seen 3D wood texture print to give it a natural look and feel. The flooring is topped with Cali Bamboo’s Ceramic Shield Technology which helps to significantly reduce the appearance of scratches, scuff marks, and rough spots. Naturally mold and water resistant, Inspired™ Cork flooring Goes Where Hardwoods Can’t™ including rooms prone to moisture such as kitchens and bathrooms. Like all Cali Bamboo floors, Inspired™ Cork flooring is ultra-low VOC.
Cork flooring is made from the bark of the cork oak tree, one of nature’s most sustainable resources. Made with 42.8% pre-consumer recycled content, the soft, spongy inner bark is prized by the wine cork industry, while the perforated leftovers are commonly recycled into flooring or other cork products.