Glue down cork flooring ' (130ft.) marigold, (20 ft.) slate gray, (20ft.)sage and (20ft.) tangerine arranged in Pattern #5. Cork is the environmentally sound choice for flooring. Cork flooring is actually made from the waste of the cork wine stopper manufacturing process so cork flooring is a recycled product.All pigments, varnishes and adhesives that Globus Cork uses in producing its tiles are water-based, solvent-free and have no VOCs. Cork flooring is a very durable choice. Its been popular for use in public buildings such as court houses, Bugs, mold, mites and even termites are repelled by cork due to a naturally occurring substance in cork called Suberin. This waxy substance also prevents cork from rotting even when completely submerged under water for long periods of time.churches, banks and libraries. The softness and give of the floor causes less of a grinding action to occur with normal foot traffic than on harder surfaces such as hardwood floors. Cork flooring has a very long life and can be repaired if damaged. Cork reduces heat loss in rooms and even body heat loss through the feet. Cork naturally maintains a comfortable median temperature, never getting very hot or very cool.