|Fast & Easy Installation||Fast and easy installation with click construction|
|Durability||Strong against scratch, wear and tear using WRT(specialized coating method of the BASF company) and HPS varnish|
|Silence||Reduces impact sound(from other layers in apartments), step sound(footsteps).|
|Comfort||Distinctive softness and cushion features|
|Health||Prevents house dust mites and protects you from allergy|
|Easy Maintenance||Convenient maintenance: No need for periodically recoating whereas hardwood materials needs uv coating every 3 to 6 months.|
|Design||Production capability into different size and colors to fit your style and need|
|Elasticity||Excellent elasticity – comes right back to shape after being squashed|
|Resistant to Liquids||moisture proof treatment|
|25 years warranty||Warranty up to 25 years|
Cork is light and floats on water. For many thousands of years, this has been its most evident and most celebrated characteristic. Since ancient times, Cork has been used in fishing equipment.
The cell membranes of cork anr highly flexible, making it both compressible and elastic.
This means it returns to its original shape after being subjected to pressure. This and other characteristics explain why cork has become an indispensable material for making bottle stoppers.
These physical qualities mean that cork can be fitted perfectly against the walls of the bottleneck.
When cork is subjected to strong pressure, the gas in the cells is compressed and considerably reduced in volume When the pressure is released, the cork immediately recovers its original shape and volume, When the pressure is released, the cork immediately recovers its original shape and volume, showing on trace of having been subjected to and appreciable deformation
The presence of suberin (a complex mixture of fatty acids and heavy organic alcohol) renders cork impermeable to both liquids and gases As a result, it does not rot, making it one of the best seals available
The value of cork is further enhanced by its lw conductivity of heat, sound and vibration.
This is because the gaseous elements it contains are sealed in tiny, impermeable compartments, insulated from each other by a moisture-resistant material. This endows cork with one of the best insulating capacities, both thermal and acoustic, of and natural substance.
Cork is also a natural fire retardant: it neither spreads flames nor releases toxic gases during combustion.
Cork is remarkably resistant to wear and has a high frictin coefficient.
Thanks to its honeycomb structure, it is less affected by impact or friction than other hard surfaces.
Because Cork does not absorb dust, it helps protect against allergies and does not pose a risk to asthma sufferers It also has an unchangeable constitution that guarantess efficiency.
WHY IS ECO-EFFICIENCY IMPORTANT?
‘Sustainable Management’ was conceptualized by applying the concept of sustainable growth to companies and businesses.
The success and failure of ‘Sustainable Management’ depends upon the level of Eco-Efficiency of the company or business.
Eco-Efficiency can be broadly defined as the ‘Ratio between environmental and economic performance’.
It refers to the interest in adding economic value while minimizing the impact upon the environment in the process making products and services. We can see close examples in our common life such as ‘fuel efficiency’, ‘power efficiency’.
It is an index reflecting the companies economic performance and eco level in the products and designed production lines.
The BASF started eco-efficiency researches for various products, including the Amorim Cork, from year 2007.
According to research results, the Amorim Cork floor and wall tiles contributed in increasing eco-efficiency of the BASF company.
One, usage of sustainable natural resources to prevent nature destruction.
The cork material is collected every 9 years from the trees bark which perfectly regenerate without exhaustion of the original resource. Two, cultivation of cork trees plays a role in preventing global warming. Three, the cork floor tiles high heat conductivity and insulation quality provides benefit to those users in reducing heating costs and saving energy.
Cork (Like Wol) is a Renewable Resource
Acrodur is an eco acrylic binder of the next generation developed by the BASF company.
BASF was in search of an innovative alternative for synthetic resin such as melamine, formaldehyde and polyurethane.
As a result, they have found their success in developing the perfect water-soluble acrylic binder with no solvent or resin of any kind. Thus, this material reduces emission of volatile organic carbon and helps improving the ecological balance.
Amorim Group and the BASF guarantee their certification for usage of Acrodur in the process producing their cork floor and wall tile products. The companies also strive to help protect the environment by developing new technology to minimize the emission of wasted gas in production process of finished goods.
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