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Eco-Friendly Flooring

After its triumph in the 1970s and 80s cork flooring lost its popularity but now it is back better and more eco-friendly than ever! As a 100% natural product, the material has numerous outstanding properties that make your home even more comfortable and pleasant. The market is booming and the search for the right flooring is a top priority. To help you keep track of the numerous brands and designs, this blog post will give you an overview of the top cork flooring manufacturers and their first-class floor designs.


The Bavarian family business Cortex is one of the leading premium producers of flooring with cork technology (cork tech). With its cork floors, the manufacturer prides itself on the highest quality standards of sustainable production, the durability of the floor covering, and pleasant living experience. For greater stability in everyday life, some products also have robust vinyl layers such as Aquanatura which are also harmless to you and the environment being 100% free of PVP and softeners.

Thanks to the synchronous embossing, the surfaces are hardly distinguishable from real materials. These not only serve as protection against moisture and stress but also offer a wide range of optics and designs due to their versatile structure. This gives you numerous design options for your home or commercial project.

Cortex currently has three extensive cork flooring collections on the market: Cortex Corknatura, Aquanatura, and Veranatura. All cork floors with high-quality characteristics:

  • Different service classes 22-33
  • Non-slip surfaces
  • Antistatic
  • Suitable for chair castors
  • Flame retardant
  • Problem-free combination with underfloor heating
  • Simple and innovative DIY laying system

With this brand, you also benefit from a manufacturer's warranty of 25 years in the residential sector and 15 years for commercial areas. (conditions apply).


Cortex Corknatura UV Pro BJ03022 Sprint

The Corknatura collection is the optimum fit for your home with an easy click installation making life much simpler. It has a high wear layer allowing you to feel confident in its longevity and life span while still performing at a high level. This flooring can also be for commercial use due to its wear class of 23 and 31. A fire-resistance class of Cfl-s1 and Efl-s1 will ensure your home is safe from any fire threats.  The surface seal is different depending on the collection, be it Natur, UV-Pro, or CM-Pro. We can offer you the best price guarantee even with its high demand!


The Aquanatura being the revolutionary PressFit system, in which Cortex has engineered a strong click lock system using the compression features of cork. The PressFit click technology involves the cork within the click joints to compress when under pressure, and then expand together once connected in order to create an extra-strong bond. This is a simple and easy process designed to save you time when installing. What’s more, you don't need an acoustic or thermal underlay thanks to its cork backing.


This flooring is a perfect fit for your bathroom having a smooth finish that fits seamlessly with a white bath. Plain colours give it a modern high-end finish. With its excellent heat insulation if you have underfloor heating it will keep your bare feet toasty and warm after a relaxing bath or shower. With a DS slip resistance, you are sure to be safe on a wet floor.


This Cortex line for cork flooring is more premium. Some of the technology and specifications that make it top quality are Bfl-s1 fire protection class and 5 different layers that make it robust for commercial use. It also has noise dampening components and a press-fit installation. Thanks to its dimensional stability of ≤ 5%, the PCP-free floor is prepared for all your needs. Additionally, thanks to its PU surface finish, is incredibly easy to clean. These are just some of the properties that give this collection a 25-year manufacturer guarantee.


As you can see the Veranatura fits perfectly with any surroundings, it can bring a simple room to life with its design pattern and smooth finish. Knowing what flooring will fit the best in your house is important, not only for you but for us as well. We believe that purchasing any flooring is a personal experience and should be as simple as possible. This simplicity should transcend throughout this journey into the installation process as well. The wonderful aspect of the Veranatura flooring is its ability to slot and click into place with minimal effort.



Granorte are the cork flooring specialists from Portugal, who are committed to protecting the environment while producing and shipping top quality products. Their flooring thus contributes to a better living environment. This is why the four exquisite Granorte trend collections are made of safe and robust cork. Other models are available with a polymer or vinyl core, which ensures that your natural floor has increased dimensional stability and durability.

Various practical sizes of the cork panels with numerous wood, stone, and pattern decors. These designs adapt perfectly to any room, to provide you with a pleasant walking experience. It also safely protects against moisture from other everyday stresses and strains.

Granorte Natur-Trend collection has a practical Uniclic click system, which allows you to lay them yourself quickly and easily. Included walking and footfall sound insulation as well as compatibility with underfloor heating to ensure warm feet in the winter months. The manufacturer is so confident of the excellent quality of its floors, you will receive a 20-year manufacturer's warranty for residential properties and a 10-year warranty for commercial use, depending on the collection.

Go and buy your next flooring from one of these incredible brands that are safe, easy to install, and most importantly 100% eco-friendly. We look forward to being apart of your next steps in improving your life for many years to come.  Buy now at BRICOFLOR UK!

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