There is cork and then there is cork.
Don't get anything with a veneer for an office. Often these are floating / click together products. I sold lots of cork over the last decade and the items with the thin vineer always wear out.
If it were my office I'd put in LVT much more bullet proof. But, if you are going to do cork, do full cork tiles (nothing laminated), 100% glue down (use contact cement only), take note of UV stability (all cork will fade at that window, I don't care what the sales pitch is), make sure to over acclimate the cork to room conditions (I've had installers pre-place materials a week+ to make sure it was acclimated), since you are you I'd say VAP the floor, the room must have a VERY stable ambient Humidity and Temp (don't go away without control over these or you may return to a disaster), if the manufacturer says to Varnish the floor take whatever they require and double it. You want as many layers of poly on top as possible and you will have to do future refinishing less. Strictly enforce a chair mat policy. http://www.wicanders.com/xms/files/COLLECTIONS/CORKCOMFORT/INSTALLATION/Wicanders_-_Varnishing_and_Revarnishing.pdf
I'd recommend you to one of the two manufactures who I used to rep; but, they both dumped on me over the last few years.
(12-02-2012, 03:00 PM)Rubensgt40 Wrote: I thought the solvent-based polys were mostly outlawed in the USA?
You can still get them. You just have to buy more smaller containers.
Most manufacturers use Bona Traffic. Because cork is usually used (in my world) for 'green' reasons they stay away from oil based finishes.