Solida introduces changes to its 2010 cork flooring program
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (25 January 2010) - Solida Cork & Bamboo has unveiled several changes to cork program, which will be take effect being today.
In a statement, the company said that all site finish orders will receive one coat of Solida's A2.10 urethane before they leave the factory. This will help to protect the stained surface of the product during the installation process and should allow more effective on-site finishing. "It also speeds up the installation process and reduces labour costs," the company added.
Each order will now ship with enough A2.10 for two coats of on-site application (suitable for residential installations) and a finishing kit containing all of the necessary tools needed to glue the subfloor and apply the final top coats of urethane. The choice of urethanes can also be upgraded to one of Solida's commercial urethanes, which are offered in three gloss levels: satin, matte or ultra-matte.
"Solida urethanes have been designed specifically to work with cork flooring. They are durable and are designed to flex with the surface of cork when it is under pressure," the company said.
The flooring manufacturer and distributor also said that it would now charge a maximum freight rate of $90 for all mainland U.S. orders, which will substantially reduce freight costs to U.S. dealers.
"We have been able to provide these value added improvements while in many cases actually reducing our pricing from our previous pricelist," Solida president Eric Adams said.
A division of Eraco International, Solida has been distributing cork floors since 1993 and began manufacturing at its plant here in 1997. It now offers the product in an array of colours, designs, shapes and sizes which can be shipped throughout North America.
The company maintains a web site at www.solidacork.com.