Cork Plank with Micro Bevel, A new dimension in cork flooring
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Hanover, Maryland, September 4th, 2008: AMORIM, the world's leading manufacturer of natural cork products announces their latest innovation, Wicanders Series 100 Cork Plank with Micro Bevel.

Cork Plank- a narrow board at 4 3/8 inches wide- is produced and packaged in the USA. The narrow planks represent a smart mix of refined class and organic design. Aesthetically, this innovative size works in combination with cork oak's timeless charm to create a highly personal touch so popular today in North American homes.This newest product in the Wicanders' cork oak family boasts 12 stunning colors, including some of the most fashionable colors in flooring. Cork Plank will be available in retail stores across the US in September 2008.

Paulo Nogueira, Managing Director of Amorim's North American operations, is clearly excited about the US introduction of Cork Plank. "We are receiving unprecedented requests for literature and information through our website in anticipation of the September release, and have informed our retailers to expect this eco-friendly product to resonate strongly with consumers from coast to coast."

Made with cutting edge technology that improves on their patented CorkLoc® floating floor system, Cork Plank's "angle-drop" click allows for a faster and easier installation over virtually any subflooring system. "Installers will love it because it's very user-friendly," says Mr. Nogueira.

Cork Plank's four unique collections- Originals, Moods, Traces, and President- are all protected by Wicanders' Xtreme WRT (Wear Resistant Technology) finish. WRT is a ceramic micro-bead innovation that is 4x more wear resistant than any in its class. WRT is also available on Wicanders Series 100 floors for commercial and residential applications.

Also recently introduced in the US, all of Wicanders' flooring collections, including Cork Plank, are now made with Acrodur®, an Eco-technology by BASF. Acrodur® is a water-based, eco-friendly binder used in the agglomeration process. Acrodur® is 100% formaldehyde free which promotes superior eco-efficiency and energy savings.

Cork Plank is micro beveled on four sides, ushering in a new look for Wicanders Cork Oak floors. For high-moisture environments like kitchens and entryways, a glueless joint sealant called Click Seal® can be applied to the tongue side of the planks during installation, offering a virtually waterproof flooring application.

Like the other members of the Wicanders' family, Cork Plank with Micro Bevel enjoys the many outstanding characteristics of cork oak. Environmentally friendly and efficient, cork oak is a renewable and sustainable resource. Made of renewable raw material, cork absorbs CO2, reversing the effect of VOC emissions for healthier living.

New Cork Plank with Micro Bevel carries with it a 15 Year Residential Warranty, and a 5 Year Light Commercial Warranty.

For additional information on Cork Plank with Micro Bevel, please visit Wicanders' website: www.Wicanders.com or their blog site: www.WicandersCorkOakBlog.com

Amorim has been the environmentally conscious world leader in the cork oak industry for over 130 years. Amorim's North American headquarters is located in Maryland at 2600 Cabover Drive, Suite A, Hanover, MD 21076 USA. For more information about Wicanders Cork Oak floors, please contact Amorim Flooring, N.A. at 410.553.6062, or Fax: 410.553.6123 or email: info.ar.us@amorim.com

Amorim Flooring North America is a proud member of the US Green Building Council.

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9/8/2008 8:59:22 AM
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