cork tile[¦kȯrk ¦tīl]
Floor tile made of compressed cork bound with phenolic or other resin binders; used on moisture-free rigid subfloors or on plywood or hardboard.
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Tile made from compressed cork; the tiles form a resilient floor covering with good insulating properties.
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A resilient material composed mainly of granulated bark of the cork oak tree and synthetic resins. The surface is finished either with a protective coat of wax, lacquer, or resin or with a film of clear polyvinyl chloride laminated to the top surface for easier maintenance; the natural surface requires waxing and buffing, the vinylized surface buffing only; set in mastic over wood or concrete subfloor.
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