Architects & Designers

Cork Oak is currently one of the most fashionable new flooring trends used by internationally renowned architects and interior designers, and is quickly becoming a favorite option for environmentally conscientious builders today.

While still relatively new to the scene in the United States, the remarkable properties of sustainable Cork Oak have been well cherished in the Mediterranean for centuries.

In order to share some insight with the trade, we’ve sponsored a free online AIA Continuing Education course for architects and designers entitled “Cork Oak Flooring: Properties, Finishes, and Acoustical Solutions”, presented by our own Paulo Nogueira, Managing Director of Amorim Flooring N.A.

The course is powered by AECDaily and provides an overview of the cork transformation process, the natural properties of cork, types of cork oak flooring products; along with a discussion on the comfort of cork oak and the available wear-resistant finishes and acoustical solutions.

Upon completion of this course, you’ll be able to:

• Describe the geographical distribution, harvesting, and types of cork oak.

• List the natural properties of cork, including the “green” benefits of designing with Cork Oak flooring systems

• Describe the types of finishes available for cork flooring, including new developments such as Ceramic Wear Resistant Technology (WRT) Finish and High Performance Surface (HPS) Finish

• Compare the sound performance of cork floors with Noise Reduction Technology (NRT) against traditional wood or laminate sound-deadening floors.

To take the course, just follow the instructions on the AECDaily’s Online Learning Center.

If you desire AIA/CES, CSI and/or State licensing continuing education credits, please be sure to remember or write down the exam password contained within this course, as you’ll need it in order to proceed with the online examination. To receive a certificate indicating successful course completion (80% or better), please refer to the instructions at the end of the course.

If you have colleagues who might benefit from this seminar, please let them know. And if you have any questions at all about our products and their application, installation and maintenance, or to request samples, please do not hesitate to contact us at projects@wicanderscorkoakblog.com. We always love to hear from you!

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