Are Cork Flooring Colors Fade Resistant?

Posted on July 11, 2022

Cork flooring color Serenity Moonlight Sea

Cork flooring is known for being soft and comfortable, and for a number of other natural benefits. But will the color of cork flooring fade? This article addresses the question of cork’s fade resistance, and highlights an innovative solution.


Sunlight Exposure and Color Fade

Interior rooms are essentially free from sun exposure. However, when cork flooring is installed in rooms with direct sunlight, fade may occur over time. Although this can be minimized by treating windows with a UV protectant, there must be a better solution. Enter WE Cork’s Serenity Collection, a cork flooring engineered to virtually eliminate color fade!

How Serenity Flooring Solves Color Fade

Serenity is a highly fade-resistant cork flooring, unique among the WE Cork portfolio. It’s finished with our patented hot coating, giving it an oil-like, satin luster with the highest possible durability. It has the comfort of our other cork flooring collections, but it’s created with a high definition, 3-pass, digital print technology that reproduces the essence of wood or tile on a cork substrate. In this way, Serenity combines classic beauty with the resiliency and comfort of cork, and the added value of incredible fade resistance for flooring colors!

Extended Wear Layer Warranty

Thanks to its extreme durability, the Serenity Collection’s Wear Layer Warranty extends even longer than it does for our other other collections. WE Cork guarantees that its surface wear layer will not wear through or separate from the wood for 25 full years for residential use in normal traffic conditions, or 10 years for commercial use!

Other Floating Floors Features

Like all of our floating floor collections, Serenity planks and tiles feature the industry preferred Uniclic locking system. This allows them to be installed almost anywhere without the intensive labor required to install other types of flooring materials. Tough enough to stand up to even the heaviest of foot traffic, our floating floors require little maintenance and will last for years. And like all WE Cork flooring, the Serenity Collection also delivers all of the same benefits coming from cork’s unique physical properties.

Special Customization of Serenity

One final (and very cool!) feature of the Serenity Collection worth mentioning is its ability to be completely customized. On orders of 3,000 sq.ft or more, any image can be printed on the flooring! With that same minimum order, all standard patterns are also available in glue down format if required.

Introducing New Serenity Colors!

The WE Cork Serenity Collection currently includes 13 colors – 10 as planks and 3 as tiles. Our new additions for the summer of 2022 are the beautiful Sunrise Oak plank and Sandstorm tile shown above. Samples in 6” or 12” sizes are available for individual colors, or all together in our 6” Serenity Handset.

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