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We went to Floors of Distinction for advice on flooring for a renovation of a family room on the lower level of our walk-out rambler. Bruce Beaudoin explained the features and benefits of the available options -- carpet, ceramic tile, wood, vinyl and cork. It became apparent that a cork floor would not only be ideal for our application, but would be beautiful (and it is!). We took several samples home, and, with Bruce's counsel and advice, decided on a product that fit the style of our renovation perfectly. This was for a large family room (about 22' x 38') with access to a patio and hot tub outdoors. The functionality of the product is outstanding. The cork panel we chose is very durable, yet retains a supple feel with a little bit of "give" underfoot. The product has handled roller blades, skateboards, basketball and football games, a large dog, and heels of all kinds without any permanent marring or damage. Scuff marks are easily removed with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Cork does not absorb much heat or cold (unlike ceramic tile, for example), so the floor remains comfortable with bare feet in all seasons. With a very small space heater in one corner, we have had 8 kids sleeping directly on the floor with sleeping bags or blankets in the middle of winter with no complaints. Moreover, with all of the traffic back and forth from the hot tub, we have proven that cork flooring is very moisture friendly. The floor has seen a lot of wet feet and dripping bodies, with no impact on the floor whatsoever. Cork repels moisture (think cork in a wine bottle). The brown/gold/tan color mix adds a warm feel to the actual warmth of the product, and the styling of the panel we chose fits our more modern design elements exactly. Bruce Beaudoin is extremely knowledgeable about flooring. Cork is not as popular as one would think, given all of its advantages, and it really was not on our radar (price probably is a factor, but the product is well worth it to our view). Without Bruce's advice, we probably would not have considered cork flooring as an option. Floors of Distinction has a large collection of samples and exhibits of cork products. They can show you pictures of cork trees and how the cork is harvested. (Did I mention that cork is a "green" renewable product, as well). Bruce came to our home and took precise measurements. He went over every element of the work in detail (surface preparation, underlayment, dealing with heat registers and sewer clean out, etc.). The work was completed in two days, to perfection, no problems, which stood in contrast to the work being done by the other contractors. Turn key, worry free. We can recommend Floors of Distinction without any hesitation whatsoever.