The stopper is a unique material that is collected from the bark of cork oak. And the first layer is removed only when the tree is 25-30 years old. It is after this time that the oak is considered an adult. The process of removing the bark is rooted in the time of the ancient Mediterranean civilizations.
The work is done exclusively by hand, and the tree itself is not damaged, since the core grows again. Oak lives for about 200 years, "harvest" can be every 10 years. That is, on average, a single cork is removed up to 20 times.
Today the process of growing and processing this material is carried out in 7 main countries: Portugal, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Spain, Italy. And the most part is extracted and processed in Portugal.
The plug is used not only for finishing the floor, but also for walls, and also it is also used as a thermal insulation material. So, let's describe in more detail the meth
stopper The main and main advantage of this material is its ecological characteristics, due to which other positive properties are ensured. They include: excellent cushioning, sound and heat insulation, waterproofness and resistance to chemicals, excellent appearance, durability and reliability, antistatic and hypoallergenic.
In terms of depreciation, the plug has a small percentage of permanent deformation( only about 2%).This means that the material quickly takes on the previous thickness and is practically unchanged under the influence of furniture, shoes( heels).No matter how much the furniture is transferred, the coating assumes its original condition. In addition, it is believed that this elasticity has a beneficial effect on the musculoskeletal system.
Due to the permeability, noisy noises and even footsteps will be heard. Thermal insulation adds comfort to the coating, as the floor is really warm. It is pleasant to walk on it, and from it cold will not emanate, as if it were porcelain stoneware. Water resistance and resistance to detergents can clean the cork, without fear for its safety. Well, antistatic has its influence in the sense that the floor does not "stick" the animal's hair, "magnetize" the dust.