Cork is a resilient, durable product with a life span of 10 to 25 years, and comes in many styles, colours and stains. Cork is a renewable resource and environmentally friendly. The natural make-up of cork makes it warm, sound insulating, and inherently resistant to mould and mildew. The installation method is a floating floor, which will need to be finished with baseboards and transitions.
Bamboo is another renewable resource floor covering. Bamboo has an exotic look in a natural or carbonized treatment. Bamboo is durable like hardwood and installed the same way.
Laminate flooring can have a life span of 10 to 25 years. Laminates have the look and warmth of wood and the durability of tile. The thickness of the boards range from 8mm to 12.3mm. The styles have the look of hardwoods or tiles but are less expensive and are easily installed. Laminates also have to be finished with baseboards and transitions