Available in 10 different styles and colours
Natural product that is waterproof and resistant to mold and mildew
Lifetime structural warranty
Decorative, comfortable, durable and easy to maintain
Available in 12 different styles and colours
Limited 25 year wear warranty
Water based finish with no formaldehyde
These physical properties provide cork
all the famous advantages:
BUOYANCY: Light weight: Due to the fact
that more than 50 % of the cell volume of a cork piece consists
of air, cork is one of the lightest solid substances, with
a specific gravity of .25.
COMPRESSIBILITY: A cubic inch of cork can
withstand as great a pressure as 14,000 lbs. per square inch
without breaking, and retains 90% of its original form after
the pressure is released. Less or more normal pressure increase
return to original form from 97% to 100%.
RESILIENCY: Because heavy pressure does
not break down or destroy the tiny air cells, but compresses
the air within the cells, the cork begins to spring back
when the pressure is removed. A roll or sheet of composition
cork can be compressed in one direction without losing its
dimensions in the other direction. This is of great importance
for many applications of composition cork.
RESISTANCE TO MOISTURE AND LIQUID PENETRATION: While
cork is not completely impervious to moisture penetration,
its cellular structure gives it a high resistance to penetration
by water which with the addition of the proper binder can
FRICTIONAL QUALITY: Cork is a highly frictional
material, both in its natural form as well as in cork composition.
Even when wet or coated with oil or grease, cork retains
this quality which surpasses that of leather, rubber, and
many other products used for frictional or non-skid purposes.
LOW THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY: Next to a vacuum,
a "dead" air space minutely divides one of the most efficient
non-conductors of heat. The cell construction of cork provides
this property for which cork is so famous.
ABILITY TO ABSORB VIBRATION: Cork, with
its 200 million air cells per cubic inch; of which 50% is
air, essentially acts as an "air cushion", absorbing vibrations
and direct impacts.
STABILITY: Cork is a tough, durable substance
with remarkable capacity for retaining its initial properties
wherever recommended. The high degree of stability under
varying conditions is paramount to the continuing success
and use of cork in the world today.