Are you looking for an original way to finish the walls of your living room or bedroom? Are you thinking about an unconventional and organic décor of a restaurant or a modern office? Or perhaps you need natural and outstanding beautiful decorations for a terrarium? In each of these situations, the decorative cork is a solution.
The current vogues and trends require the most natural, ecological and at the same time unique materials for finishing works. This has led to the emergence of a new line of the Virgin Cork wall. The sheets of natural and hard cork wood from raw oak cork are original, 100% natural and organic design product. The surface of the sheet is made of virgin, hard bark, applied on a flat surface of industrial cork.
Like all cork sheets, these, besides their aesthetic value, also have a positive effect on acoustics by improving the thermal insulation, which improves the comfort of your apartment. Virgin Decorative Cork bark is 25 mm thick, with dimensions 610 x 915 mm and weighs 4 kg. It will fit perfectly as a unique decoration for home, offices, restaurants and shops, as accessories for terrariums and fish tanks.
If you are tired of seeing ceramic items, classic wood or cold glass everywhere, go for an everlasting material that would impress everyone. Each decorative cork sheet has a unique and design sensible character and is 100% created by nature. You can be sure that your interior will get transformed into unfamiliarity and will have a refined feeling to impress your family and friends with your good taste and sense of aesthetics.
Cork wall coatings are an incredibly practical solution, if in addition to the unique decoration you would like to provide soundproofing and thermal insulation. Cork sheets will fit perfectly in rooms exposed to noise and dirt, such as rooms, corridors and entrance halls. The cork wall is light and practical, and you can also use it as a cork board where you can display posters and put photos.
Decorative cork bark can also be a perfect item for decoration in a terrarium or a fish tank. It will function as a refuge for small dwellers such as reptiles, amphibians or fish and will help them feel as if in their natural habitat. It is waterproof, comfortable and easy to cut. In addition, it is completely safe, so you don't have to be afraid for the welfare of your little friends
What is the cork wall 3D strip and line?
The decorative cork wall 3D Stripe & Line is a unique example of original and minimalist design. Made carefully and precisely, the natural cork sheets can be used well in all interiors, whether in the office or at home. They will add a unique character, coziness and sophistication to each project.
Where does the inspiration for cork plates come from?
Nature is and will be the real inspiration for creating present and future structures, whose durability, timelessness and uniqueness would amaze everyone. Thanks to the well-thought-out form, they can be arranged in a direction producing symmetrical patterns or vice versa, creating unique compositions. The design cork wall 3D Stripe & Line is a 100% eco-friendly product - all cork sheets are made of a sustainable and renewable raw material that is fully recyclable and fully biodegradable. Natural cork.
What is a Cork oak?
The Cork oak is the only type of tree in the world that produces such a dense cork layer with uniform structure and which grows from itself when the cover layer disappears. The bark of this tree-usually called "Cork", is a dead cork tissue, which is constantly generated during the life cycle of these trees, since the size of the trunk and branches is constantly expanding.
Lightweight. The air entrapped in the micro-chambers constitutes 90% of their volume and about 50% of the bulk density, which makes the actual weight about 190 to 250 kg/m3. This is a material that is five times lighter than water and because it does not absorb water, practically it cannot sink.
Liquid- and gas-tightness. These characteristics are available due to the large amount of suberin. The suberin weight rate is between 39 and 45% of the cork mass. This substance has a moisture insulating properties typical for its structure and at the same time increases the thermal insulation.
Unsustainability and chemical resistance. Cork does not react to chemical substances. Its structure not only ensures that liquids and gases cannot penetrate, but also does not enter into any chemical contact with them, nor disintegrate. Cork also has neutral taste and smell and does not absorb extraneous odors.
Resistance to biological corrosion. This corrosion occurs under moisture and conditions that help the occurrence of decay. Increased resistance to biodegradation can, along with other things, be due to the presence of tannin and the lack of proteins that tend to degrade. It also keeps the fungi and mold resistance. Its surface and structure do not nourish fungi or mold and thus not providing them with conditions to survive.
Thermal insulation properties. The thermal conductivity coefficient for this material is 0,037-0,040 W/(mK). Along with the excellent thermal conductivity coefficient, it is worth mentioning the significant internal heat value contained in cork. This value comes as a result of the low thermal losses of cork. Unlike other materials, cork retains its insulating properties within a significant temperature range. It comes out of the burning charger, which begins to evaporate under the influence of high temperatures. Due to low thermal conductivity, the cork is always feels nice to touch; it neither absorbs, nor emits warmth to our body. The material also stabilizes air temperature and humidity.
Acoustic and anti-vibrating properties. Cork is capable of absorbing from 30 to 70% of the sounds with a frequency from 400 to 4000Hz. At the same time, the structure of the cork and its elasticity make it possible to suppress the sound from the air and the shock sounds, thus eliminating areas with sound bridges. Thanks to its specific structure, cork absorbs sound waves and vibrations (does not transmit vibrations, but stops them).
Weak combustion. Cork is fire-resistant and can be classified as Euro Class E. This detail depends on many conditions. Because of its poor conductivity, cork sheets usually burn hard.
Elasticity and compressibility. The cell membranes of cork are extremely elastic, causing them to remain foldable and elastic even after removing the pressure they get back to their initial form. When cork is subjected to very strong forces, the gas in the chambers will be compressed and the size of the structure will be reduced. When the pressure is stopped, cork returns to its former state.
Antistatic. The cork surface does not hold electrical discharges, in other words, cork does not become electric, therefore there is no phenomenon of attraction and absorption of dust observed. Therefore, cork surfaces are exceptionally clean. If cork is used in the rooms where asthmatics and allergy sufferers are staying, this will reduce the contact with allergy-causing substances.
Durability. Cork is considered to be in the group of most durable organic substances. They practically do not age, and even after many years they do not lose their properties, and some media make it even stronger (for example, sea water). It is not necessary to impregnates cork.
Easy processing. Cork can be treated with simple cutting and scraping tools. It lies well on uneven surfaces, since mold adapts to the environment. It has good adhesive properties, which facilitates the gluing on different surfaces.
Health neutral. The material is harmless in terms of health. It is not toxic neither in contact with the skin, nor in case of accidental contact with the digestive system. It doesn't cause any kind of allergy. Does not irritate the conjunctiva of the eye or mucous membranes of the nose or respiratory organs.
Environment-friendly. Cork is a raw material obtained from trees which can be regenerated, so its use does not have adverse effect on the environment.
Mechanical endurance. Cork products have high mechanical endurance, as well as the ability to keep their mechanical properties at temperatures from -80C to 140C.
The unique cork wall coatings of Forest Design and Architecture will be exhibited in Hall 1, Stand D17.