Cairo Oak & Calypso Oak Comparison

Cairo Oak & Calypso Oak Comparison

Posted by MariRuth Runyon on 26th Apr 2023

Two of the most popular products at Georgia Carpet are CORETEC Cairo and Calypso Oak. We have sold nearly half a million square feet of Cairo Oak in the last year! These two styles have caught the eye of interior decorators and homeowners alike with their stunning wood shading. Recently, the traditional, natural wood colors have made a comeback. In the past, darker colors with grey tones were in demand for that modern feel. With Cairo and Calypso, there is a sense of warmth and new life breathed into today’s decor. They have a longer plank size that gives a sense of grandeur and uniqueness. These designs are very similar visually, but a few specific features set them apart. Cairo Oak has an SPC (stone plastic composite) core which ensures firmness and durability. SPC is considered the most rigid vinyl flooring, while Calypso is more flexible with its WPC (wood plastic composite) core. Calypso is thicker and simply floats/clicks into place, whereas Cairo has longer planks that can be glued or floated. Both have attached cork backings for a quieter, warmer floor that is naturally resistant to mold and mildew that can cause odors. Durability is the top trait of these styles. They have an Armourbead™ wear layer that offers astounding performance. All COREtec floors are dimensionally stable and will not expand or contract due to temperature or humidity under normal conditions. These products are as stylish as they are strong. Since the popularity of these colors has risen, Georgia Carpet offers a private label product that has similar colors. Bluegrass has an SPC core and is an excellent alternative to Cairo and Calypso Oak. These particular colors are in high demand, so Georgia Carpet will be stocking more products like Mannington Swiss Oak Almond that have the same color palette. Make sure to check out our in-stock Cairo and Calypso Oak today!

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