At Cork Imports, its safe to say we love our product and we are really passionate about it. We truly believe that our product is a great design choice.
Natural acoustic properties
The unique acoustic and sound dampening structure of cork reduces reverberation and noise transference between rooms.
Sounds great doesn’t it?
As one of the few sustainable, renewable and delightful soundproofing materials that won’t break your bank, its used in recording studios and theatres because of its efficient sound dampening properties.
Too good to be true you say … Not so.
Cork is more than 50% air. Cork is made up of a honeycomb structure of air-sealed cells that are designed by nature. The cells absorb the vibrations of sound, dampening and reducing the transference of those sounds to other sources.
So how does it reduce the transference of sound?
Sound travels in waves. When the waves are uninterrupted we hear the noise that they make. The honeycomb structure of cork effectively interrupts the sound waves and transforms it into energy and releases only a remnant of the original source.
Cork can also reduce the sound level of percussion noises due to the impact on a slab such as the noise from people moving around, children, dragging furniture or falling objects.
It also happens to be a natural fire retardant. The ultimate two-in-one product!
Cork floors don’t need expansion gaps
Cork is commonly used as expansion for other floor coverings.
Expansion is important, particularly for timber and bamboo floors, because it allows your floor to expand and contract in varying climates.
In the varied environments we have in Australia, Cork is the ultimately climate sensitive flooring solution.
And, because you don’t need an expansion joint, the end product is a more seamless and aesthetically pleasing result.
Cork has long been touted as having great health benefits.
Cork is anti-microbial and water resistant, which helps to reduce the growth of mould or mildew. The antistatic properties and tight cellular structure of cork ensures that it does not attract or retain dust, pollen or other alleges. This means that your cork floor won’t harbour dust mites and being non-allergenic means that it creates a healthier environment for home or office.