CHICAGO – With new colorways and finishes, Cork Décor, Volume 2, by leading flooring manufacturer USFContract, is making its debut at NeoCon 2011. Held June 13 -15 in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, NeoCon is North America’s largest exhibition of contract furnishings for the design and
management of the built environment.

“USFContract is committed to bringing innovative, durable and stylish flooring to the contract interiors market,” said Mark Brunelle, USFContract’s national sales manager. “What sets Cork Décor apart from traditional cork flooring is its uniquely engineered finish which is an advanced technology that produces
durability ratings not typically found in traditional cork floors.”

Because the product has a backing that is highly resistant to moisture, Cork Décor is being specified in high performance applications where cork flooring has not typically been considered such as healthcare, assisted living and education, according to Mr. Brunelle.

USFCONTRACT PRODUCTS FEATURED AT NEOCON

CORK DÉCOR:
USFContract’s Cork Décor from Natural Cork® takes traditional cork flooring and adds extreme durability to create a collection of eco-friendly flooring designed to perform in the most demanding commercial applications. The high performance attributes are achieved by applying an acrylic nano bead lacquer finish to the surface of the vinyl clad cork core. The nano beads are embedded into the top layer to provide improved scratch, scuff, stain, and slip resistance. Cork Décor also utilizes Acrodur®, a water based binder that significantly reduces the level of emissions without compromising the technical performance of the floor. The vinyl backing provides dimensional stability and strength to the Cork Décor tiles making it highly resistant to tearing and moisture. Natural Cork® Cork Décor Tiles are certified by the very stringent GreenGuard® Children and Schools Indoor Air Quality certification program for low emitting interior
building materials, furnishings, and finish systems. GreenGuard Children & Schools Certified products can also be used as a strategy to earn valuable credits in the CHPS Best Practices Manual for K-12 schools, U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Green Building Rating System, Green Guide for Healthcare,
NAHB Green Building Guidelines, Green Globes, Regreen and many other local green building codes.

BAMBOO BASICS BY USFCONTRACT
USFCONTRACT’s Bamboo Basics strand woven bamboo collection transforms one of nature’s easily renewable and sustainable resources into beautiful and durable floors. Strand woven Natural Bamboo® is produced by shredding the bamboo stalk into strands and then fusing it together under high pressure to create a flooring plank that is twice as hard as oak. Bamboo Basics is available in five styles: Natural, Spice, Tiger, horizontal Corboo Spice and vertical Corboo Spice – a unique strand woven hybrid floor that infuses seams of cork into the strands of bamboo. These Bamboo Basics products are the first bamboo floors to be certified by GreenGuard, Children & Schools, GreenGuard’s most stringent certification.

CORK COLORS BY USFCONTRACT
Easily renewable, cork is one of the most environmentally responsible flooring options available. USFContract’s Cork Colors offers seemingly limitless design possibilities in cork patterns and colors that are engineered to perform in commercial applications. With 36 running line colors and seven patterns ranging from homogeneous to organic to geometric, Cork Colors offers the ultimate design flexibility for contract projects. Custom coloring also available. Cork Colors is Greenguard indoor air quality certified and can be used as a strategy to earn LEED points for recycled content and rapidly renewable resource.

BAMBOO HUES BY USFCONTRACT
USFCONTRACT’s Bamboo Hues improves on Bamboo Basics, offering a wide array of rich colors and saturated hues to any of 4 durable strand woven bamboo bases. Bamboo Hues is available in 36 standard colors on natural or spice strand, as well as horizontal or vertical Corboo. Custom color options
are also available in Bamboo Hues. USFContract’s Bamboo products are the first bamboo floors to be certified by GreenGuard, Children & Schools, GreenGuard’s most stringent certification. Additional Environmental Information for Bamboo Basics and Bamboo Hues: GreenGuard Children & Schools Certified products can be used as a strategy to earn valuable credits in the CHPS Best Practices Manual for K-12 schools, U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Green Building Rating System, Green Guide for Healthcare, NAHB Green Building Guidelines, Green Globes, Regreen and many other local green building codes.

ABOUT USFCONTRACT
USFContract is a division of USFloors, the only US-based cork and bamboo flooring supplier with manufacturing facilities located in the U.S. Founded in May 2001, USFloors features state-of-the-art finishing and profiling lines for flooring and moldings. USFloors’ manufacturing facility is the only manufacturing facility in Georgia utilizing photovoltaic panels to generate clean, renewable energy. USFloors also manufactures a wide assortment of bamboo, linoleum and distinctive hardwood products. USFloors is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council.



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