Natural Cork Decorative Wall Tiles - ICEBERG
★ 100% Cork
★ Dimensions of each tile: 600x300mm | 23.6" x 11.8"
★ Thickness: 3mm | 0.11"
★ Finishing: Wax
★ Made in: Portugal
A product entirely made of cork, a 100% natural and renewable raw material.
Fashions and trends in the search for decorative materials as the most natural, raw, organic and environmentally friendly, while unique and customized, have resulted in a new line of decorative cork panels.
DIY, The product can be assembled with an adhesive for cork or a strong double-sided mounting tape.
As with all cork boards these, in addition to their decorative value, additionally influence the improvement of acoustics and increase thermal insulation, which raises the comfort of the room.
The resin used to bind the cork is called Acrodur, a water based binder developed by BASF that is free from phenol, formaldehyde and isocyanate, the binder also significantly reduces the level of emissions without affecting the technical performance of the products.
The grey tiles have no dying on them. The grey is the natural colour of the pieces of cork from the two first harvests that are then shredded and mixed with other bits of mature cork (cork from 2nd harvest onwards) making these amazing swirling patterns. On the green and red, natural dyes are added to the shredded bits of cork. Copper sulfate for the green and Brazil wood for the red.
The cork oak tree is covered in thick, knobby bark that was probably developed for forest fire survival. This is where the cork comes from. When harvested, the tree is left standing while the bark is peeled off and cut from the tree. The bark eventually grows back and can be reharvested every nine to twelve years. A healthy cork oak that lives to be two hundred years old can be harvested up to sixteen times.
Portugal has the largest number of cork oak trees in the world and is subsequently the world’s leader in cork production. The trees can also be found in much of southwestern Europe and northwestern Africa. Cork oaks usually occur alongside numerous other tree species like wild olive, maritime pine, stone pine, and other oak species. Cork oak forest mosaics promote biodiversity as a whole, making habitat available to numerous plant and animal species, including endangered animals like the Barbary Macaque, Barbary deer, Iberian imperial eagle, and the Iberian lynx.
When managed correctly, cork can be a lucrative, renewable timber product. Harvested cork oak trees store five times more carbon than unharvested trees since they use additional carbon to regenerate their bark. Cork forests are not only invaluable biodiversity preserves, but also necessary carbon sinks.
Hooray for renewable resources!
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