Cork Flooring (Floating Floor)
Common Product
MasterFormat 09 62 29 Cork Flooring; 09 65 00 Resilient Flooring

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Cork flooring is seen as a green alternative to other types of flooring because it is made from the bark of quercus suber, or cork oak trees, which can be harvested without harming the tree. Cork is an acoustic and thermal insulator, and provides...

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Cork flooring is seen as a green alternative to other types of flooring because it is made from the bark of quercus suber, or cork oak trees, which can be harvested without harming the tree. Cork is an acoustic and thermal insulator, and provides a soft and resilient surface for foot traffic. It is also often marketed as being naturally resistant to mold and pests. This Common Product (CP) covers cork floating floors. These generally consist of three layers: a cork wear layer, a rigid core of high density fiberboard (HDF) and a cork underlayment. The HDF core typically has a tongue and groove design that allows adjacent tiles to be attached to each other. Some products may have an additional PVC layer and/or a decorative layer that may contain PVC, and at least one product on the market has a PVC-free wood plastic composite (WPC) core as an alternative to HDF. Such products are beyond the scope of this CP. Cork flooring can either come finished with several coats of a polyurethane finish or wax. Unfinished tiles are also available and may be stained or decorated. These tiles are then coated on site with a polyurethane-based finish. Finishes applied on-site can contain isocyanates, which present respiratory hazards, along with VOCs that can present additional hazards. Manufacturers also recommend refinishing floors that show signs of wear after a period of time. This Common Product represents cork floating floors with a polyurethane-based factory finish. Any finishes applied on site could introduce additional hazards not included in this CP.

Name % Wt Whole Function GS Score Sources
Wood Fiber - unspecified
60.32% Fiber Subscribe to view
Urea formaldehyde
9011-05-6
7.41% Binder Subscribe to view
Paraffin
8002-74-2
0.93% Water Repellant Subscribe to view
Ammonia
7664-41-7
0.44% Formaldehyde Scavenger Subscribe to view
Formaldehyde
50-00-0
0.08% Residual Subscribe to view
Quercus suber bark – CORK
61789-98-8
15.86% Filler Subscribe to view
1,2-Ethanediol, polymer with 1,3-diisocyanatomethylbenzene
9072-91-7
2.27% Binder Subscribe to view
Quercus suber bark – CORK
61789-98-8
9.16% Filler Subscribe to view
1,2-Ethanediol, polymer with 1,3-diisocyanatomethylbenzene
9072-91-7
1.31% Binder Subscribe to view
Polyvinyl acetate
9003-20-7
1.19% Adhesive Subscribe to view
Urethane Acrylic Polymer
0.95% Polymer Subscribe to view  
Aluminum oxide
1344-28-1
0.08% Abrasion Resistance Subscribe to view
SILICA GEL
112926-00-8
0.01% Flattening Agent/ Matting Agent Subscribe to view
acrylated polydimethylsiloxane
125455-52-9
<0.01% Surfactant Subscribe to view
DECAMETHYLCYCLOPENTASILOXANE (D5)
541-02-6
<0.01% Residual Subscribe to view
Name % Wt Part % Wt Whole Function GS Score Sources
High Density Fiberboard (HDF)
69.17% 69.17% HDF Core Subscribe to view  
Wood Fiber - unspecified
87.20% 60.32% Fiber Subscribe to view
Urea formaldehyde
9011-05-6
10.71% 7.41% Binder Subscribe to view
Paraffin
8002-74-2
1.34% 0.93% Water Repellant Subscribe to view
Ammonia
7664-41-7
0.64% 0.44% Formaldehyde Scavenger Subscribe to view
Formaldehyde
50-00-0
0.11% 0.08% Residual Subscribe to view
Agglomerated Cork Sheet
18.13% 18.13% Cork Wear Layer Subscribe to view  
Quercus suber bark – CORK
61789-98-8
87.50% 15.86% Filler Subscribe to view
1,2-Ethanediol, polymer with 1,3-diisocyanatomethylbenzene
9072-91-7
12.50% 2.27% Binder Subscribe to view
Agglomerated Cork Sheet
10.47% 10.47% Cork Underlayment Subscribe to view  
Quercus suber bark – CORK
61789-98-8
87.50% 9.16% Filler Subscribe to view
1,2-Ethanediol, polymer with 1,3-diisocyanatomethylbenzene
9072-91-7
12.50% 1.31% Binder Subscribe to view
Adhesive in Cork Floating Floor
1.19% 1.19% Adhesive Subscribe to view  
Polyvinyl acetate
9003-20-7
100.00% 1.19% Adhesive Subscribe to view
UV Cured Finish
1.04% 1.04% Protective Finish on Cork Wear Layer Subscribe to view  
Urethane Acrylic Polymer
90.95% 0.95% Polymer Subscribe to view
Aluminum oxide
1344-28-1
7.65% 0.08% Abrasion Resistance Subscribe to view
SILICA GEL
112926-00-8
1.05% 0.01% Flattening Agent/ Matting Agent Subscribe to view
acrylated polydimethylsiloxane
125455-52-9
0.35% <0.01% Surfactant Subscribe to view
DECAMETHYLCYCLOPENTASILOXANE (D5)
541-02-6
<0.01% <0.01% Residual Subscribe to view

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