Questions about Cork Floor Fading and Yellowing

(07:54:37) Visitor 52891960: Hi. Do you have suppliers of this product in Saskatchewan?
(07:55:04) Cancork Floor : We are the direct distributor of all Forna products.
(07:55:10) Cancork Floor : We sell/ship directly to the homeowner.
(07:55:18) Cancork Floor : There are no independent dealers in Canada
(07:55:22) Cancork Floor : Other than us…that its
(07:55:32) Cancork Floor : Have you ordered your free samples?
(07:55:40) Visitor 52891960: How do people choose a colour if they can’t see it?
(07:56:05) Visitor 52891960: It is really hard to get a sense of what an entire floor will look like from a tiny sample
(07:56:10) Cancork Floor : They order their free samples
(07:56:18) Visitor 52891960: I have found this out the hard way
(07:56:29) Cancork Floor : The samples are for “colour” matching, the photos on the website are for “total room” appearance.
(07:56:44) Cancork Floor : I also have excellent understanding of how our floors “present” in a larger area.
(07:57:08) Visitor 52891960: May I have an idea of cost per square foot?
(07:57:10) Cancork Floor : Between the samples in your hand, the photos on the internet and my expertise, this shouldn’t be a problem
(07:57:18) Cancork Floor : Sure…which floor are you looking at?
(07:57:26) Cancork Floor : Glue down or floating?
(07:57:41) Visitor 52891960: it would be floating
(07:57:59) Visitor 52891960: and, are the floating floors a click type floor?
(07:58:25) Cancork Floor : As you can see from the website, the prices range from $2.69/sf – $4.69/sf depending on which colour/pattern/thickness/presentation you choose.
(07:58:38) Cancork Floor : Yes…click-together = floating.
(08:00:16) Visitor 52891960: I am looking for a low voc, non formaldihyde product
(08:00:51) Cancork Floor : We hit the “very low” VOC range for our products. The “no formaldehyde” = “no formaldehyde ADDED”
(08:01:21) Cancork Floor : Formaldehyde is found in all living beings. THerefore everything has a little bit of formaldehyde. THis is referred to as “back ground” formaldehyde levels.
(08:01:37) Cancork Floor : Our floors do not have ADDED formaldehyde = what you are after
(08:01:44) Visitor 52891960: Is the product suitable for kitchen and bath?
(08:01:56) Cancork Floor : Click together = kitchen = no problem
(08:02:12) Cancork Floor : Full baths require the glue down version = no problem with water/full baths.
(08:02:35) Cancork Floor : A “powder room” can use the click together floor (toilette + sink)
(08:02:54) Cancork Floor : Have you had a chance to look at all 70+ products on our website?
(08:03:04) Visitor 52891960: I see. If I chose the floating throughout except main bath, would pattern and colour still match?
(08:03:20) Cancork Floor : The answer is “yes” and “no”
(08:03:31) Cancork Floor : Not all of our patterns duplicate in the glue down option
(08:03:42) Visitor 52891960: Ok, I see. Thanks
(08:03:49) Cancork Floor : If you would like to have matching throughout, then you will need to work with a pattern that shows up in both formats.
(08:04:08) Visitor 52891960: Got it. Thank you for your help and information.
(08:04:11) Cancork Floor : I’ll give you a hint about cork flooring – everything is a “yes” and “no” answer.
(08:04:23) Visitor 52891960: Ha!
(08:04:30) Cancork Floor : Go ahead and shop our website. Order your free set of samples.
(08:04:36) Cancork Floor : The first 5 samples mail out for free.
(08:04:45) Visitor 52891960: thanks.
(08:04:46) Cancork Floor : Is there a particular colour/look you were after?
(08:05:11) Visitor 52891960: I need very neutral and lighter because I have such dark furniture.
(08:05:28) Cancork Floor : The natural colour of cork is “honey oak”.
(08:05:34) Cancork Floor : As cork ages, it becomes lighter.
(08:05:50) Visitor 52891960: that’s interesting, I thought it might get darker.
(08:05:55) Cancork Floor : Nope.
(08:06:12) Cancork Floor : The “finish” you are thinking about is the solvent based “oil based” polyurethanes
(08:06:12) Visitor 52891960: any yellowing?
(08:06:23) Cancork Floor : The solvent based “oil based” polyurethanes turn VERY yellow.
(08:06:33) Cancork Floor : These finishes will turn a white piece of paper “orange”.
(08:06:50) Cancork Floor : The water based finishes (used on all  our cork floors ) are clear and colourless
(08:07:48) Cancork Floor : The water based finishes (like the Loba on our website) is clear and colourless and does not yellow or amber over time
(08:08:26) Cancork Floor : The colour variation will be subtle. Because the sun swings through the sky through the day and through the year, you will get a gradient of fade throughout the floor.
(08:08:48) Cancork Floor : Most people don’t notice until they completely rearrange the furniture or “move out”.
(08:08:54) Visitor 52891960: Ok. Thank you again. I will have a look around.
(08:09:25) Cancork Floor : No problem. THe “whites” and the “gray” tones are much less likely to show fading – the stain protects them from changing colours.