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Cork, linoleum and bamboo flooring Review

Bottom Line

Pros

  • Made of easily renewable resources
  • Can look stylish
  • Bamboo is very durable

Cons

  • Cork sometimes has plastic coating
  • Linoleum needs more upkeep than vinyl
  • Linoleum offers fewer design options
Our Analysis
Specs
Consumer Reports covers "green" flooring options in its Aug. 2008 report. The actual rankings chart, however, requires a subscription. We found good general information on bamboo and cork flooring on the website of home-improvements columnist Tim Carter, and information about cork flooring on the website of home-improvement columnist James Dulley.
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