Whether as flooring, furnishings, or textiles, I love the look of cork! There’s something about the warmth and texture that feels welcoming. The acoustical properties, eco-friendliness, and light weight properties are all bonuses.
According to Jelinek Cork Group, cork exhibits the following properties:
The cellular membranes are flexible so that the cork can be fitted against the wall of a bottle under pressure (the air in the cork cells is compressed, reducing volume) and when released bounces back to its original form. Perfect as a stopper, perfect for floor tiles and wall tiles.
Cork does not rot due to the suberin which makes it impermeable to gases and liquids.
Gaseous elements in cork are sealed in tiny cell like compartments insulated and separated from each other. This provides for low conductivity to heat, sound, and vibrations. One of the best insulating and acoustical capacities of all substances.
Resistance to Wear
The honeycomb structure of suberose surface gives cork a high friction coefficient and makes it very durable. It does not absorb dust and is fire resistant in its natural state. Ideal material for all building products, including floor and wall tiles, cork wallpaper, rolls, and sheets.
Cork floors naturally insulate against heat and cold. They are both environmentally and health friendly and also reduce noise transference. Oh…and they look great!