Glue Down Cork Tiles
Cork tiles are the best floor tiles for your bathroom because cork tiles are 100% water waterproof. Cork tiles are made up of 100% natural cork form top to bottom, so there is no risk of water damage. Cork tiles come in varying thicknesses. The most common thicknesses are 4mm, 6mm and 8mm. Installing cork tiles requires glue while installing floating cork flooring doesn't.
Cork glue down tiles are a specific style of flooring tile made from the bark of the cork oak tree. We carry our glue down tiles in 3 depths of thickness, 4mm, 6mm, and 8mm and a variety of colors and designs. We are confident our selection can not only meet your taste and standards, but impress as well. This is our most natural design, allowing for pure cork efficiency and comfort. Unlike our floating floor line, this type of cork-based flooring does not have an incorporated high density fiber board center, so is not too soft or too hard. Firm of form, glue down tiles are also relaxed enough to absorb footsteps so you do not feel the jar of each step.
The structure of cork is such that it offers several advantages over the more traditional choices of hardwood or stone flooring. One of the most significant advantages that a cork floor offers is its shock absorbing property. If you’ve ever walked across hardwood or stone you’ll understand when we say that cork is a softer, cushier floor that supports your body. This makes it an excellent choice for anyone who suffers from arthritis, osteoarthritis or any other type of pain in the knees or the joints.
To understand what gives cork glue down tile such high shock absorbency, take a closer look at the genetic structure. Each cubic centimeter of cork's honeycomb-like structure contains between 30 to 40 million cells. These cells contain a gases substance that allows cork to operate similar to memory foam. When you walk over a cork floor, the air inside the cells compress and absorb the shock of the pressure. Then as you lift your foot off the floor, the air returns the cells to their initial form. That air that is present in the cells also acts as an insulating agent. It keeps the floor at a steady temperature, and in winter prevents the floor from getting too cold. With most other types of flooring, the only way to keep the flooring warm is by raising the temperature on the thermostat. That is not the case with cork. With cork flooring, you get a warmer floor without higher utility bills.
Cork flooring is also environmentally friendly. Unlike other wood floors where the trees are killed during the harvesting process, the cork oak tree is not injured or damaged when its bark is harvested. All cork products are manufactured from only the bark of the cork oak tree so no tree is lost to provide the source material. The bark is carefully stripped away from the tree by trained professionals. The tree is left to regenerate and live its full lifespan. As one tree can live more than 150 years, this makes cork a sustainable resource.
Browse our glue down tile line for the best in a natural sustainable resource that is also manufactured to retain its ‘green’ certificate. You’ll love what our glue down cork tiles can bring to your home and home life.