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Pre-finished flooring by GD Woodhaus is an attractive, sustainable option for your home

Softly, softly


Increasing demand for green building materials has led to many innovations in the flooring industry, and pre-finished flooring is a good example.

GD Woodhaus manufactures a wide range of pre-finished cork and wood flooring, all of which are environmentally friendly. However, managing director Garth Dye says cork is the most sustainable natural product.

"Cork is a completely renewable resource with a high insulation value. It is often compared to shearing a sheep – the bark is stripped from the cork oak tree, leaving the tree standing. Our cork flooring comes from cork that is left over from the production of wine bottle corks."

The cork flooring can be pre-finished to match any decor, and it comes in a variety of designs, including planks that resemble timber.

Because some pre-finished flooring is laid as a floating floor, installation is quick and easy. It can even be installed over the top of existing wood or tile floors. Another advantage is that it does not need glueing, as with traditional cork tiles.


Garth Dye says cork flooring is soft underfoot, and quiet. It is also warm, so underfloor heating is not required.

For more information, and details of your nearest flooring retailer showroom, take a look at the GD Woodhaus website:

First published date: 02 April 2014

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