Cork rolls

Cork rolls are  ideal material for information cabinets and boards, including for pinning important information.

The cork roll used to makecork boards should have a thickness of 5 mm to 10 mm. That is because of length of standard drawing pin. Such boards made of cork will be very durable and will last for many years.
A rolled cork is also great as a silencing or insulating undercoat for panels, and as a decorative element for walls, helping to soundproof and insulate a room.

Take a look at our broad cork roll offer.

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The use of cork rollers

The most common use of cork roll is heat and acoustic insulation. Due to its higher density than its lower density counterpart in the form of a cork underlay, a cork roll may be a good choice for a demanding customer. Such a role can be used, for example, under a floating floor.

In this case, it clearly absorbs vibrations, reduces the sounds of footsteps, falling objects and ordinary sounds of household conversations. Additionally, it is an irreplaceable material when it comes to leveling unevenness between the surface and the floor. Another type of floor for which a cork roller is suitable are vinyl floors, cork floors, ceramic floors and even concrete floors or carpet floors.

The most common applications of cork rolls made of natural cork.

Cork rolls made of natural cork have many applications due to their unique properties. Below are some of the most common uses for cork rolls:

Furniture underlays: Cork rolls are used as underlays for furniture, especially those with heavy legs, to protect the floor from scratches and damage.

Carpet underlays: By placing cork rollers under carpets, you can protect the floor from abrasion and reduce the noise caused by carpet shifting.

Chair underlays: Cork rolls can also be used to protect the floor under chairs, especially for chairs with metal or sharp legs.

Underlays for pots and dishes: Cork is a naturally heat-resistant material, so cork rolls are used as underlays for hot pots and dishes in the kitchen to prevent damage to the surface.

Sound insulation: Cork is an excellent material for sound insulation, which is why cork rolls are often used for musical instruments, especially pianos.

Yoga and fitness accessories: Cork rollers are used as exercise accessories, especially in yoga. They are durable, offer stability and provide a firm grip when performing various positions.

Creative Material for Crafts: Natural cork is easy to cut, glue and paint, making it a popular material for craft and art projects.

Wall Finishes: Cork rolls can be used as decorative skirting boards or wall panels, adding warmth and a natural look to your interior.

Computer Mouse Mats: Due to their texture and durability, cork rolls are sometimes used as computer mouse mats, providing a smooth surface on which to move the mouse.

Material for the production of shoes: Natural cork is light, flexible and airy, which makes it used in the production of certain types of footwear, especially sandals.

Cork roll for cork boards

A roll of cork with a thickness of 6 to 10 mm (depending on the thickness of the pins) can be used to create a cork board or a pinning cork wall, which can sometimes be found in offices, schools or home offices and studios. Such a cork board or a wall made of natural cork is a perfect place to organize important tasks, a daily schedule or simply a place to remind us of the things we need to remember.

Cork roll covering for furniture

A cork roll, especially one with a small thickness, can be used as a lining for tables or drawers, where it can muffle unpleasant sounds, e.g. of falling cutlery. In addition to wall cork, a common use is to cover the doors of cabinets, wardrobes, including recessed ones, or even doors with cork on a roll. Since cork does not attract dust, it can be a convenient way to prevent dust from settling on our furniture.

What thickness and grain size of the roll is best for cork boards?
The thickness and grit of the rollers used on cork boards are key factors in the efficiency and durability of pin mounting. Here are some general tips for the best thickness and grit for cork board rolls:
Roller thickness:

Optimum Thickness: Rolls with a thickness of approximately 6mm to 10mm are commonly used on cork boards. This thickness is usually enough to hold the pins in place without digging too deep into the cork.

Individual preferences: The choice may also be a matter of individual user preferences. If you prefer a more solid mount, slightly thicker rollers may be appropriate, especially if you’re using heavier items.
Roller grain size:

Medium Grit: Medium grit rolls are commonly used on cork boards. The medium grit gives the tacks enough grip without having to work too hard to attach them.

Not too fine a grit: Avoid a grit that is too fine as it can make the pins harder to stick to the board.

Not too coarse a grit: On the other hand, rollers that are too coarse may make it difficult to attach the pins and make them less stable.
Purpose of the board: If the cork board is to be used intensively, for example in an office or school, it is better to invest in solid rollers of appropriate thickness and grain to ensure durability and effective fixing of pins.

The final choice will depend on individual needs, user preferences and the specific nature of a given cork board.

Materials and tools needed to install a cork roll
Cork glue (needed for installation on the wall, the roll is placed loose under the floor)

  • Wallpaper cutter
  • Tape measure
  • Spirit level (needed for wall installation)
  • Brush or trowel for spreading glue (in the case of a wall)
  • Roller for pressing the cork
  • Pencil

Wall preparation:
Make sure the wall is clean, dry and smooth. Remove any irregularities, dirt and old paint.

Measurement and marking:

Measure the surface where you want to place the cork rolls.

Mark the appropriate locations on the wall where the rollers will be placed using a pencil and a tape measure.

Cutting cork rolls:
Cut the cork rolls accordingly using a sharp wallpaper cutter to fit the marked areas on the wall.

Glue preparation:
According to the manufacturer’s instructions, prepare the cork glue.

Applying glue:
Use a brush to evenly apply glue to the back of the cork rolls.

Placing the rollers on the wall (preferably with 3 people):

Carefully stick the roll to the marked areas on the wall, starting from the top. Make sure the roll is placed evenly.

Pressing the cork:
Once the rolls are glued, use a roller to press the cork firmly against the wall to avoid air between the cork and the wall.

Allow the glue to dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Finishing the details:
Once the glue has dried, you can trim the excess cork around the edges with a knife or scissors.

Other uses for cork rolls include:

  • Background in photos
  • They can be used as material for DIY cork boards
  • Wall decorations
  • Roller blinds
  • Linings for wardrobes, countertops and drawer interiors
  • Material for cork coasters
  • Inserts for shoes