Buy cheap cork flooring

With the price range of twenty to fifty euros per square meter, the majority of cork floors are in the inexpensive range for floor coverings and parquet. A little research can save additional money without the quality of the cork flooring having to be poor.

Real cork seals and standard norms

The German Cork Association, together with the Eco-Environment Institute in Cologne, has created a quality assurance system that identifies the corresponding cork floors by assigning the "The Cork Logo" symbol.

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According to the company's own information, the content of formaldehyde, phenol and other pollutants is measured primarily through random checks and the origin and supply chain of the cork is documented. If you find cheap deals on cork flooring, you should look out for this certification.

Non-European unchecked products

While most cork floors in Europe are made from Portuguese and Spanish cork oaks, there is a growing import market in Asia and products from China in particular are finding their way into German retail.

The imports include all types of cork flooring, from simple boards to be glued to multi-layered click-finished parquet. The very cheap square meter prices from these sources can be up to half lower than certified products from Europe and sometimes also from Asia.

Pay attention to the reasons for the low price

All price offers below twenty euros per square meter should be carefully checked. Normally only remaining stock, special offers, special offers and goods of second choice are offered at such low prices. The greatest possible freedom from harmful substances is only given when the product is awarded the cork seal.

A price factor is also the usage class, which is determined based on the abrasion resistance. Most inexpensive cork floors are offered in service class two to three or without a service class. If no usage class is specified, as is often the case with cork flooring available in hardware stores, this indicates Chinese imported goods.

The "Blue Angel", "TÜV-Toxproof" and the "Eco" certificate can be used as further references to qualitatively and ecologically tested cork floors. The majority of cheap offers for cork floors are in the price range of 15 to 30 euros per square meter.

Tips & Tricks You can find cork on the website of the German Cork Association.de more detailed information on cork including a downloadable data sheet on technical data and standards for cork floors.