Get cosy with cork
With the warmth of carpet, the elegance of hardwood timber and the colour range of floating floors, the latest cork flooring is sure to entice your imagination for your next build or renovation. Full of warmth and versatility, this delightful and eco-friendly flooring solution is making a comeback, and it’s easy to see why.
For people who care about their environmental footprint, you’ll be pleased to know cork is the most environmentally friendly and naturally renewable product around. It’s harvested from the bark of the cork oak tree without harming it, and because the trees tend to live for more than two centuries, it’s a long-term naturally renewable product. With fast regeneration of the bark, cork harvesting is conducted every nine to 14 years, which actually supports the longevity of the tree. The entire process of making cork tiles is based on heat and steam, which releases naturally occurring resins that solidify when cooled to bind the compressed granules together. This eliminates the need for adhesives or other binding concentrates, meaning your floor does not contain any formaldehydes or other harmful chemicals, producing a healthier living environment.
Softer and warmer underfoot than other flooring choices, cork has a natural honeycomb structure of air-sealed cells (it’s actually 50 per cent air) that help absorb sound vibrations and make it highly effective for soundproofing, as well as a great insulator. The product also naturally repels small vermin and insects, and its inherent antimicrobial properties make it a popular choice for people with allergies. Water-resistant and anti-static, it won’t absorb spills or harbour dust mites. Plus, it’s a fire retardant, which is a bonus if you live in a fire-prone area.
With almost half a century of experience, Cork Imports Australia is a leading supplier of cork flooring, offering extensive product knowledge to help you make the best decision for your project. The company imports only the best cork tiles from Portugal (known as “the home of cork”), so you can be assured each tile has been created with the utmost care. It takes nearly two years to produce a cork floor tile, from harvesting the bark and seasoning it for 12 months to the steaming and granulation process. Each tile is unique in both colour and pattern, with the natural granulation of the cork showing through the opaque colours, letting the beauty and soul of this magnificent natural product shine.
New Generation (NG) Cork is one of the latest products exclusively distributed by Cork Imports Australia. The NG Cork tiles come pre-finished and pre-glued using a patented finishing process for quick and no-fuss installation, without the need for sanding or polishing. Choose from Calais, a popular choice for architects and interior designers and originally custom-made for a luxurious hotel in Brisbane; Madeira with its celebration of large chunks of cork offset by finer agglomerated cork for a statement; Copenhagen, which is the “big brother” of traditional cork tiles that highlights the larger grain pattern and is popular in Denmark; Harmony for a chequered structure with varying shades of cork colour; Traditional for a throw-back ’70s vibe; and Autumn, which showcases a rustic and dramatic look in darker tones. The range also includes an innovative wall tile, the “NG Cork Designer Wall Cladding”, for added versatility.
Whether you’re lovingly creating your forever home or fitting out your new office or studio, there are many reasons to love cork, as well as endless design possibilities. Cork Imports Australia is constantly adding new designs, textures and colours to its range so you can enjoy the acoustic, thermal and environmentally friendly benefits of this material in a way that enhances the aesthetics of your space.
Whether you’re installing a new floor or replacing an old one, cork is the natural choice. Jump online to find out more.
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