The ecological cork floor is a very recent introduction, but it has already gained an impeccable reputation among buyers. The interest is due to the impeccable appearance and the wide range of advantages inherent in cork floor tiles, presented in a rich assortment.
Unlike traditional counterparts, cork tiles have unique properties, in particular:
– Rapid recovery of shape after deformation impact
– Lightness in weight, surpassing all known materials
– The ability to keep warm for a long time
– Elasticity and softness
– Resistance to temperature and aggressive chemicals
– Providing air exchange in the room.
It is known that floor cork does not attract dust, does not rot and build up bacteria, does not require special maintenance and is not slippery.
The choice is presented in 2 methods of flooring: floating cork floor and glued cork floor. The choice depends on the evenness of the substrate and the area of use.
The cork panel uses the bark of a 25-year-old Mediterranean cork oak, which is cut every nine years. The most valuable is the raw material extracted from 150-160-year-old trees. Among the well-known suppliers are Spain, Portugal and Italy.
Features of cork floors
The base is a compressed mixture of cork granules, which together with suberin (juice from micropores) is processed in a special oven. To give strength, the material is reinforced with resins and wood dust. To create a cork floor with a wood, vegetation, sand or stone effect, a photo print is applied to the surface. To give a look and protect against wear, the coating, for example, cork parquet, is covered with varnish or vinyl.