Why Choose Cork

Why Choose Cork

Beyond its’ ecological value of being a truly sustainable material, cork is an extremely unique in its cellular structure and the properties inherent to it.  At its’ base level, cork’s cellular structure is alveolar, which is analogous to a honeycomb pattern, but unlike other common honeycomb structures, there are no empty spaces between contiguous cells.  This feature makes cork very stable.  Within the individual cells are pockets of air-like gas, which number up to 400 million cells per cubic inch – which play an important role in cork’s internal properties.

Due to its unique cellular structure and makeup, cork is:

  • Highly elastic
  • Has low permeability
  • Has very low rates of heat transfer
  • Has extremely low rates of Sound transmission
  • Reduces reverberation
  • Has high dampening capacity
  • Has high levels of friction.

These attributes play an important role in our products, and how they differentiate themselves from products they replace.

The Versacork mosaic differs not only aesthetically from stone, ceramic/porcelain, and glass tiles, but offers these benefits:

Perks of Using Versacork Mosaic

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  • Warm to the touch – reflects body heat applied to it
  • Helps absorb sound – sound gets trapped in the cells
  • Inherently slip resistant – due to friction and ‘give’
  • Soft – helps absorb shock and reverberation

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Compared with Other Products

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  • Cold stone and tile
  • Reflective sound with a solid tile surface
  • Smooth surface
  • Hard tile

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The Versacork Carpet, a viable replacement to traditional woven and synthetic carpets, offers this:

Versacork Mosaic Instead of Carpet

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  • Softness without dander buildup
  • Comfortable, worn-leather, feel
  • High levels of stain resistance
  • Natural visuals that are as unique as the raw material

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The Carpet Comparison

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  • Woven carpets that attract and store dust and dander
  • Unnatural feel of synthetic materials
  • Stain resistance achieved through application of harmful additives
  • What everyone else has

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