Sustainable resources material to build with, Cork
Global warming making you feel the need to give a little back to the earth. Want to create a home that works with nature without sacrificing comfort and beauty. In the construction and building industry we can help you do this. We’ve re-evaluated materials used to build and furnish and brought in ones that help to minimize negative human impact on our eco-systems. Now there are sustainable resources on the market that doesn’t require destruction of the environment or depletion of age-old resources. Welcome Cork.
Cork is derived from the bark of the cork oak tree. Only the bark. These precious trees are not cut down, period. They can live for up to two centuries before needing to be replaced. The bark is peeled every decade or so and the tree is left alone to regenerate. Cork trees are protected by law, especially in the highest cork producing country Portugal. In the Mediterranean where the largest forests exist, you’ve already got mass production. Environmentally these forests provide a balanced bio-system to help preserve land and water.
But that is not where cork ends. Nature made it a top notch material as well, endowing cork with some pretty spectacular benefits that pulls multiple jobs. Cork is natural thermal insulator. The millions of tightly-packed air cells works like foam to keep unwanted temperatures out and ambient ones in. Cork is a effective sound inhibitor. The same air cells also work as a barrier to reduce the amount of noise that travels through walls and floors, cutting up to 10 decibels in a 3mm thick application. You’ll get a warm home that exemplifies peace and quiet.
With global warming showing some definitely weird weather patterns that may soon present a dangerous downswing in the balance of our known world, investing in cork flooring or walling is a smart decision. You give a little back to the earth in a product that is one of the best ‘green’ materials to date. Cork won’t shirk on doing what you need it to. Visit us at www.icorkfloor.com.