Tube is not only that cotton out of a bottle of champagne and beautiful natural finishing material for walls and floors, with many beneficial properties and high wear resistance. Take a closer look!
Cork flooring in parquet-herringbone Corkstyle Chevron Blue
Properties of cork
In the world of cork is very popular, and in Russia still remain exotic. Up to 74 % of traffic on the world market is produced in Portugal. Interestingly, in the South of Russia also produce a small amount of traffic. The structure of the bark of the cork oak is unique: it is flexible, natural polymer, reminiscent of the honeycomb structure (about 40 million cells per 1 cm). It a mesh texture with air pockets conceals the secret of the unique acoustic properties of this material.
Cork floors Granorte Vita Classic Oak Antique
Properties of cork:
natural and environmentally friendly;
resistance to moisture (you can use the kitchen, the bathroom, the bathroom).
high acoustic comfort (ideal not only for bedrooms and nursery, but for a recording Studio);
keeps the body warm (should you use in private homes, unheated corridors, basements, finishes for leeward walls, etc.);
durability and resistance to mechanical impact;
antistatic, does not attract dust;
does not fade in the sun;
tolerates wet cleaning and household chemicals;
as floor coverings useful for the spine;
Wall cork Corkstyle Monte Red
Designer tip: for rooms with high humidity, choose adhesive cork, it is not afraid of water. By the way, cork, held a special heat treatment so reliable that it applies even for cladding facades.
Remember the loud sound of footsteps on the laminate? It had to move literally on tiptoe. With cork floors a problem you exactly safe: this material is good at absorbing any sounds. In addition, cork flooring is springy underfoot, reducing the load on the spine, so walking on it is not only pleasant but also useful for health.
Cork flooring Corkstyle Chevron Brown
The advice of the designer: the cork floor is the ideal solution for children: practical for parents and good for babies.
Cork is very stable, so problems with discontinuities and gaps, as is often the case with flooring of solid wood, you will not have. However, they are not afraid of water, and modern lacquer coating will protect the surface from mechanical damage.
Cork flooring image maps Corkstyle Adventures World / Old Map
If the natural cork you do not like or does not fit the concept of the interior, note the painted variants, simulate different types of wood and even floor image, such as a geographic map image. Manufactured cork flooring, as the adhesive version or with a locking bracket.
Cork on the walls
Tube — a great alternative to the usual Wallpapers and plaster on the walls. It offers lots of options from the roller tube and wall panels to form liquid coatings based on this material. In any case, you will get a natural shumoizolyatory, which is especially important for the typical panel houses. Due to the slightly uneven surface of the material suppressed the sound is not only coming from outside but produced inside the room. It is not surprising that cork is a popular material for finishing walls in recording studios, where for an additional sound insulation paste a thick layer of technical tube or solid 3D panels made of this material.
Wall cork Corkstyle Monte Green
The tube keeps the body warm, not afraid of moisture and, due to the wax impregnation or varnish, easy to clean from soot, grease, and prevents the formation of mold, and therefore, suitable for decoration of kitchen and bathroom.
The advice of the designer: the cork does not absorb odors. Even if Smoking indoors with cork walls, smoke walls are not saturated and won’t smell afterwards.
As for appearance, in addition to natural colors ranging from light ochre to dark brown, you should pay attention to the selected options in different variations of light grey and beige. These walls look more neutral and suitable for different style interiors, with favorably interesting texture.
Wall cork Corkstyle Monte Snow
We are rediscovering the amazing properties of natural materials. In the case of natural cork, this opening is very helpful and pleasant.