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Ecological and modern cork fabric

Cork fabric or cork leather is a high quality fabric produced from thin cork shavings obtained directly from the bark of the cork oak tree. Much of the production is hand crafted. The innovative characteristics of cork fabric are unique and original. Cork fabric is available in a unique assortment of natural textures, patterns, and designs and is produced with different backing materials dependent on final use.

Advantages of cork

Cork fabric is stylish and sophisticated and is used on a wide selection of products, including handbags, sport bags and luggage, wallets and watches, upholstered and reupholstered furniture, clothing, pillows, yoga mats, shoes, painters canvases, and more. Cork fabric are soft to the touch and pleasant to the view. This material is environmentally friendly and ecologically correct. It can easily clean and long-lasting. Moreover, is durable as leather, versatile as fabric. Cork fabric is waterproof and stain resistant. It is excellent repellent of dust, dirt, and grease. The cork material is manufactured using specialized technologies that make it soft and flexible, making it resistant to cracks. When used, it behaves similarly to the natural skin — delicate creases are created on it. However, unlike it, it is resistant to discolouration and abrasion.

Eco-design

In a society that wants to be more environmentally friendly and anticipating, cork is the only raw material that is 100 percent natural, durable and recyclable. The wealth of its applications and properties has so far not been able to be reproduced using new technologies. Low impact on the environment, energy efficiency, quality, durability and re usability are the characteristics of eco-design, an innovative, future-oriented trend. It is becoming more and more popular because cork stands out in its unlimited potential. Cork fabric is a natural product, renewable and chemically inert. It is not polluting, protecting forests — it does not destroy them. It promotes their cleaning and maintenance. This material enables afforestation of areas under risk of desertification. Cork fabric is health-free, burned does not produce toxic gases. It resistant to wear and tear — remains unchanged despite the passage of time. Cork have lower thermal conductivity between fire-resistant products.

Cork stoppers for bottles and more…

Cork stoppers have a practical and decorative function. They are most often used for clogging bottles and containers containing wines, liqueurs, meads, oils, ointments, medicines and fuel-based liquids. Due to the variety of use of stoppers, we can divide them into: cylindrical, conical and decorative. 

Made of natural cork (solid)

Cork stoppers are a perfect seal in glass containers. This type of closure, if used over a longer period of time, promotes the maturation of the wine and allows its noble aging during the numerous chemical and physical processes that take place between the components of the wine. The tightness of the cork stopper is a property that is necessary for puberty as well as for the rapid consumption of wine. Thanks to the natural cork, the durability of the wine is preserved without disturbing the existing harmony between its ingredients. For a consumer of wine, a plug made of natural cork is seen as a sign of quality and an essential element of the ritual of opening and closing a bottle of wine, which contributes significantly to positive evaluation and proper distinction.

Agglomerated, colmated or technical cork

This kind of cork stoppers are a combination of cork granulate with a special binder allowed for contact with food. They are most often used in utility ceramics, glass and plastic containers. The advantage of agglomerated cork is homogeneity, relatively low price, the ability to match granularity and dimensions. Stoppers made of colmatedcork are plugs made of natural cork, the pores of which are tightly filled with cork dust, obtained from the rectification of a natural cork. Column plugs look homogeneous and have good mechanical properties. In addition, they improve the appearance and tightness of the cork stopper. Technical plugs forms a body made of high density agglomerated cork with natural cork discs glued to one or both ends.They maintain in the bottle an appropriate concentration of sulfur dioxide SO2, preventing premature oxidation and additionally preventing the formation of undesirable odors.

An effective and efficient adhesive for all types of cork

When choosing a glue for assembly of cork products, it is worth noting not only the price of the product, but also aspects such as the chemical composition of the binder, the reputation of the producer, the ease of application and the security of assembly and subsequent operation. Good, ecological and safe cork adhesive is a 100% guarantee that the cork will be mounted reliably and expertly, and the installation will go smoothly.

Ready to use

Ready-to-use glue for the cork will definitely facilitate the assembly. It is a kind of dispersion glue, which is distinguished by high bonding strength and perfect adhesion to typical porous substrates, including concrete, plaster, brick, stone and wood. It does not contain harmful chemicals and is completely safe for the environment and human health. After hardening it becomes fully waterproof and non-flammable. What’s important, we can also successfully apply it when laying a cork on the floor with surface heating. Due to the high usability and unquestionable decorative properties, cork is an increasingly used element of interior design. With the help of a cork adhesive, we can quickly and effectively mount cork flooring on the wall or floor in any room in our house. On the market, we have a choice of proven, safe and top quality cork glues. You can also successfully assemble all other cork accessories, such as floor, decorative or expansion moldings, modeling plugs or elastic bands.

Gluing the cork

Before gluing, a substrate must be prepared, which must be fairly even, dry and free from grease, dirt and substances that impede the gluing. In the case of highly dusty substrates, they should be primed. The special adhesive for the cork has the consistency of a thick liquid, so it is best to apply it with a velor roller with short hair. The adhesive should be thoroughly mixed and applied with a carefully, even layer both on the underside of the cork, as well as on the glued substrate. The amount of glue should be chosen so as to create a thin, but tight coating. Then leave both surfaces to dry. When the glue becomes completely transparent, you can start gluing the cork with the substrate. You should stick the stopper carefully and accurately, because the adhesive binds immediately at the moment of contact.

Durable and practical cork accessories

Natural cork is not only a versatile insulation material and excellent covering of walls and floors. It is also original and practical accessories such as cork accessories (wallets and cork bags, belts and cork clothing), as well as unconventional decorative items, such as bowls and cork pots, cork lamps, jewellery or pen drives.

Perfect cork gift 

90% of the cork is air, which makes it a very flexible material. Thanks to this cork, unusual accessories for everyday use are produced, as well as wonderful ecological gadgets that can undoubtedly become great surprises for nature and ecology lovers. Cork accessories are ideal for allergy sufferers, because cork as a raw material does not attract dust, does not irritate nasal mucous membranes and airways. It is safe in contact with the skin because it does not cause allergy. Cork products are very durable, they do not crumble, they do not fade, and they can be cleaned very easily. Beautiful cork accessories like flower pots, umbrellas, candlesticks, mouse pads, photo frames, key rings will definitely be an original gift for any occasion. Unconventional decorative items made of cork can be used in a variety of ways. Above all, the mere awareness that the production of cork does not affect the environment in any way, because it comes from self-regenerating trees, is an appropriate argument that speaks for its use in many industries.

Natural properties

Cork during use behaves like natural leather. Soft, natural creases appear on it. In addition, the stopper is extremely resistant to discolouration and abrasion. It will be an ideal, ecological and certainly original gift that will surprise even the most demanding person. It is easy to clean and does not require additional maintenance. In addition, the stopper is anti allergic, does not irritate the skin or the mucosa of the eyes or nose. Kitchen pads for hot dishes, Christmas decorations or hand-made plates of wine corks collected will please every lover of ecology and handicraft. A great idea for a gift can also be a cork board in the shape of a map. Ideally suited to marking newly discovered places by every traveller. These extraordinary natural accessories or haberdashery will certainly change not only the appearance of each room, but also decorate the body without fear of allergic reactions.

Cork oak bark — various applications

The greatest value of oak tree is its bark, which has found a huge application in many areas. The bark of the cork oak is resistant to moisture, temperature, does not mold, does not rot. Thanks to these advantages, it has become the best material for years used in terrariums (as a cork tube, hideout cork cave, cork branches, etc.), paludariums, vivariums, plant compositions (Tillands, Orchids) or in sophisticated gardens. Its specific and unique structure makes it look very exotic.

Terrariums, zoology or 
  floristic

In terrariums, bark of cork oak is used as natural, safe, durable trees for climbing reptiles, amphibians, arachnids and insects. There may also be elements of the decor — light and durable hiding places (even for large and heavy hoses) cork tubes, cork tunnels, cork caves. They can also be used as elements for planting and hooking plants, for example Tillandsia, Orchidea, Crypthantus, Bromelia. In zoology, however, cork oak is used as branches and hollows for parrots and other birds. Additionally, it can be an element for climbing and playing for rodents for example degu, squirrels, etc. It is their natural hiding places. In floristics, cork oak bark is used as elements for planting and decorations, for example, Tillandsia, Orchidea, Crypthantus, Bromelia. They can also be elements for creating flower arrangements, like pots and casings.

Cork tube

The cut tree matures for about 7 years, until it rots and shrinks in the middle. After this time, the wood from the inside is pulled out, knocked out using simple tools. This process is therefore laborious and long-lasting which in connection with transport generates costs and affects the market value of the goods. However, this is the only tree which bark has such a huge range of applications thanks to its properties. This is how the cork tube is created. In gardening, huge cork tubes are used that will decorate gardens or rock gardens in a very exotic and rare way.

Cork boards — an excellent place for information and notes

Light, practical, for notes or photos — the cork board allows for multiple changes of the composition. No wonder that the offices quickly went to the interior design arrangements. It is also a great solution for a children’s room. Cork boards can be easily mounted and adapted to almost any interior decor

For home office

Cork board is characterized by high durability, it can be easily attached to it and detach any information. It works especially where ideas are often born and change materials for work. You can also easily place important messages or reminders on it — it helps to organize the day’s schedule. Accessories such as a cork board make it easier to work in a home office. When choosing a model for yourself, it is worth paying attention primarily to the dimensions. Their definition will help how much space is available, where the board will hang, and how many materials and notes are circulated during the day. Cork board always helps to keep up — it can motivate if you find sentences and slogans on it, inspire or facilitate planning, reminding you of travel dreams. It is also worth personalizing the cork board, for example putting favourite pictures there. Such a collage can be easily modified at any time! The frame’s frame is equally important — wooden is the most neutral arrangement, and the metal fits into modern arrangements.

Living room, bedroom or children’s room

The cork board can also be used in other places than the home work zone. Living room is a great place for an original collage. On the cork board, it’s worth pinning pictures of beloved people or documenting the greatest experiences. Without additional drilling and piercing walls, you can also attach posters or graphics there. Cork boards in bedroom will be a good place for motivating sentences and, as in the case of the living room, your favourite photos. Children are constantly in motion, and the ability to plan and discipline is worth exercising from the earliest years of life. The cork board will be useful for mapping current activities and documenting interests. A child will easily create an original composition, which is always accompanied by lots of fun. Cork board is a universal accessory. It works well for day planning and documenting the most important life achievements. A good organization of thoughts is always in the price!

Cosy flat thanks to the use of a cork

When planning a renovation of a flat or building a house, we are thinking about choosing materials for interior finishing. Many investors or architects are looking for original products that enable the creation of individualized spaces while meeting high technical requirements. In this case, it is worth considering the use of cork, natural material obtained from the cork oaks bark.

Cork floor

The cork floor is quiet and warm. When decorating the bedroom, we wonder what materials to used to give the interior a unique charm, while providing comfort and convenience. The ideal solution is wall and floor cork, which has many amazing properties. Getting up in the morning from a warm bed, we dream about putting your feet on a delicate, pleasant and soft surface. Therefore, when choosing a floor for our bedroom, we should think about the use of a cork, which is a warm, soft and extremely durable material. Cork flooring provides enormous comfort of use. Thanks to its remarkable resilience, it absorbs the pressure of foot pressure on the ground, thus dampening the sound of footsteps. Cork surfaces are easy to keep clean, for their daily care only water with a mild cleansing agent is sufficient. Thanks to this, we will save time and money for paving and polishing floors.

Wall decoration

The wall plug is offered in 3 mm thick tiles for bonding directly to the wall surface (definitely less often you can find decorative rolls with cork for laying like wallpaper). The number of available designs is smaller compared to cork floors; The offer is dominated by traditional patterns with a natural brown colour. However, there are no contraindications to stick a floor tile to the wall if you like it. The cork on the wall introduces a cosy atmosphere into the interior, improves the acoustics of the interior, provides practical protection of the surface in places with high traffic, such as corridors or vestibules. It is easy to keep clean, it suffices to periodically wipe it with a damp cloth and preserve it with a wax paste.

What is the bark of the cork oak and where can it be used?

Cork bark is natural, sustainable, environmentally and ecologically friendly renewable resource. Raw cork is a solid and virgin material taken straight from a cork tree. Noble and raw, untouched by the industry. The highest value of cork oak is its bark, which has found great use in many areas.

What is it?

There is no other material, either natural or man-made, with all the characteristics that are unique to raw cork lightweight, rot resistant, non-toxic, good compression and expansion, fire resistant, impermeable, soft and buoyant. Besides these remarkable qualities, cork bark is also a sustainable, renewable, and environmentally friendly natural resource. Cork bark is “stripped” off the cork oak trees at appropriate intervals without damage to the trees and allows new bark to grow in its place so there is no harm to nature, no trees are cut or destroyed, no disturbance of flora and fauna and yet a whole industry flourishes from this unique raw material. Cork bark can be collected from a single tree regularly — every 9 to 12 years and up to 12 times in total.

Where can it be used?

Natural and solid cork boards made of raw bark of cork oak are original, design and 100% natural and ecological product. Like all cork boards, these also in addition to their decorative qualities, additionally improve the acoustics and increase thermal insulation, which increases the comfort of use of the room. Ideally suited as an unusual decoration in the home, office, restaurant and shop as well as equipment for terrariums and aquariums. Cork slabs are ideally suited for rooms exposed to noise and dirt, like rooms, corridors or vestibules. The wall plug is light and practical, you can also use it as a cork board, attach posters and photos to it or attach pictures. Cork bark is an excellent decorative element for the terrarium or aquarium. It will provide a hiding place for small residents, such as reptiles, amphibians or fish, and will make you feel like in your natural environment. It is resistant to water, comfortable and easy to cut, and at the same time completely safe, so you do not have to worry about the health of your little friends.

Original arrangements of the flat — wall plug

Cork is a very durable material. It has anti-static properties, i.e. it does not attract and does not absorb dust, which is why it is recommended for allergy sufferers and asthmatics. It is also easy to clean it. It is always nice to touch. It does not let or absorb heat, so it can be successfully used to insulate rooms. Nature again shows its limitless possibilities.

Touch of nature

A warm touch of nature — the simplest way to describe the impression made by a wall covered with a cork. Its organic structure reminds us where this unusual material comes from. It is the bark of the cork oak whose groves are an inseparable element of the landscape of Portugal. Majestic trees green against the blue sky — this view is impressive and memorable. The bark used for wall and floor cladding comes from trees of at least twenty-five years old. You do not need to cut out the oaks themselves. They can grow freely. There are even impressive 250-year-old specimens. Cork is a real gift of nature. No other natural material combines so many advantages: the cork insulates thermally and acoustically, absorbs shocks, is elastic, subjected to pressure, but returns to the previous form after it has stopped, is anti-static, resistant to moisture. What is important, the plug is obtained without harming the natural environment; this processed bark of cork oaks removed from the trunk of a growing tree. It is therefore an ideal material for a comfortable and ecological floor.

Charismatic room decoration

Wall decorative cork is a natural and absolutely charismatic room decoration. This is a unique and practical solution, because cork wall cladding improve the interior microclimate, reduce the noise level inside the flat and make the walls more warm. The decorative stopper on the wall also protects the surface from dirt in places where the traffic is intense, like atria and corridors. The wall stopper, as an extremely durable product, allows you to enjoy your aesthetic and practical values for a long time. Numerous advantages of a wall plug make the personalization of your interiors take on a new unique meaning! The tiles can be installed in both dry rooms such as living room, bedroom or children’s room, but also in damp places such as kitchen, bathroom or sauna. Cork tiles create a unique decoration of flats. Thanks to the richness of patterns and the dyeing techniques used, tiles can be selected for any type of interior. Cork on the wall is also a practical solution — it improves the microclimate, reduces the noise level, makes us feel warm, protects the surface from dirt in places where traffic is intense, like atria and corridors. The assembly is relatively simple, the cork tiles are glued directly to the surface of the walls.

Mute the room with cork foundations

Noise is the enemy of rest, and if its intensity in the flat exceeds your level of tolerance, life can turn into a real nightmare. The natural properties of the cork make this natural material work well as a sound absorber because its cells act as an acoustic isolator. Cork reduces the transmission of noise, creating a quiet and peaceful environment.

Excellent acoustic insulation

The cork foundation provides thermal and acoustic insulation under panel and wooden floors, cork and laminate. If you put laminated panels on the floor in the flat, mute them using a cork primer instead of regular foam. The cork foundation for panels is an unrivalled product from the premium segment, providing excellent acoustic and thermal insulation for all types of floating floors. It perfectly suppresses impact sounds and airborne sounds that propagate in the room during floor use, which results in a noticeable and satisfying increase in comfort. Effectively compensates for slight imperfections of the ground under the installed surface, increasing its durability and extending its life. The floor is quieter, warmer and much more pleasant.

Permanent product

The insulating undercoat for natural cork panels is a permanent product, so we can guarantee that they will last much longer than the floor. They are produced with the same technology as a standard cork in a roll, combining natural cork aggregate with an ecological binder, but with the difference that in order to improve the insulation parameters, they show a slightly lower density and more porous structure. In the case of gum-base foundations used for final floors, requiring a high-density substrate, a suitable portion of rubber degranulate is added to the cork-aggregate mixture. Cork undercoat is used for all kinds of surfaces, from floating floors, for example popular panels, through parquets and wooden boards, carpet, linoleum, PVC, and on floor cork, natural stone and ceramic tiles. By choosing 100% natural cork products, you contribute to the development of innovative and sustainable solutions, thus helping to protect our natural environment.

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