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Nature

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Cork is 100% natural and biodegradable, originating from the bark of the cork oak tree. It is made up of 40 million cells per cm3. The cork is harvested for the first time when the tree reaches the age of 25, after which it is carefully removed by hand once every 9 years without damaging the tree.

The biggest cork oak tree of the world, known as The Whistler, in Portugal

Sustainability

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The montado is considered one of the world’s 35 Biodiversity Hotspots, a habitat that hosts a rich diversity of plants and animals, many of which are endangered.  Amorim Revestimentos represents a unique balance between wealth creation and protection of the environment. Amorim Revestimentos products actively contribute towards reducing global warming through their low emissions and through cork’s natural ability to retain CO2.

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Innovation

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Through technological development and investments in innovation and research, new applications using cork are increasingly being discovered. Architects and designers are increasingly turning to natural and ecological materials and finding new discoveries and applications. This usage ranges from special effects in action films to high tech accessories in the aerospace, automobile and pharmaceutical industries.

Ariane 5 Rocket, with a thermal protection system in cork

Comfort

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By using a multi-layered structure in our products, we are able to create exclusive properties due to our Corktech technology. In combining the natural and exclusive properties of cork with state of the art technology, Amorim Revestimentos provides superior comfort.  We provide greater comfort by using a multi-layered structure in our products.

Technology

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  • Protective wear layer
  • Decorative visual
  • Agglomerated cork
  • High density fiberboard
  • Insulating cork underlay
  • Protective wear layer
  • Decorative visual
  • Agglomerated cork
  • High density fiberboard
  • Insulating cork underlay

By using a unique engineered multi-layer structure, which combines state of the art technology with the exclusive natural properties of cork, a higher standard in flooring was achieved, providing the perfect match between beauty, comfort and durability.

The uniqueness of Amorim Revestimentos floors was achieved by using a prime quality core layer of cork, which provides superior comfort, noise reduction and warmth. An integrated cork underlay reinforces thermal and acoustic properties, resulting in a silent environment and important energy cost savings.

Silence

Cork is an extremely efficient natural sound absorber because its cells work as an acoustic insulator. Amorim Revestimentos cork floors can easily cut noise within a room (walking sound), and act as a noise buffer between the floor and the rooms underneath (impact sound), making it exceptionally efficient to use in residential or commercial spaces.
Comparing the walking sound between cork and laminate floors, tests confirm that cork floors have an excepcional result reducing the sound up to 53%. Amorim Revestimentos products provide a peaceful and quiet environment with higher comfort and relaxation.

Walking Sound

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According to tests, the use of cork floors can reduce the walking sound up to 53%.
Study run by Entwicklungs- und Prüflabor Holztechnologie gmbH (EPH) in Germany according to IHD-W 431

Natural thermal Insulation

The natural thermal insulation properties of cork make Amorim Revestimentos floors very energy efficient providing a pleasant touch, even barefoot, and an optimal floor temperature all year round which contributes to an overall comfort. When testing foot temperature in contact with four different materials,cork floors stand out as being the best solution to retain heat. Better than wood and by far better than vinyl or ceramic when it comes to avoid energy dispersion. Amorim Revestimentos cork floors are perfect for homes with children and busy feet providing happy moments between family and friends.

Infrared foot temperature

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Studies reveal that cork is the best energy efficient material avoiding energy dispersion.
Study run by IBV biomechanical institute in Valencia, Spain

Walking comfort

Cork floors are very comfortable to walk on due to cork´s natural and inherent flexibility providing a unique comfort in movement. When testing the level of comfort perception of people walking for 45 minutes over five different materials, results show that Amorim Revestimentos cork floors have a great outcome.
With high comfort perception, it outperforms linoleum, laminate and ceramic floors. Even when walking barefoot on a Amorim Revestimentos floor, a sense of cosiness, relaxation and enjoyment is felt, adding to the overall well-being. Pleasant to touch and easy to walk on: that´s how valuable Amorim Revestimentos cork floors are.

Comfort Perception

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After 45 minutes walking in contact with five different materials, studies state that Amorim Revestimentos cork floors have a much higher comfort perception than linoleum, laminate and ceramic floors.
Study run by IBV biomechanical institute in Valencia, Spain

Body wellness

Walking on overly hard floors creates energy that moves upward towards our muscles and tendons, causing them to vibrate. This is caused by the impact of our heel with the floor. These vibrations, with time, hurt our feet, legs, lower and upper back, creating an excess of tension. Too soft floors cause fatigue and aren´t easy to walk on. This can be better understood when walking for 45 minutes straight on soft sand. Softer than laminate and harder than carpets, Amorim Revestimentos cork floors are the perfect mix to reduce heel strike impacts and related body tensions, but stable enough to help the foot impulse and provide the needed stability to reduce effort on walking and decrease body fatigue.

Rigidity Perception

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Tests show that Amorim Revestimentos cork floors are the perfect mix between overly hard or too soft floors, being easy on the body as they provide reduction in tensions and fatigue.
Study run by IBV biomechanical institute in Valencia, Spain

Impact resistance

Cork´s elasticity and compressibility allows it to adapt to pressure. When compressed, it doesn´t lose flexibility, recovering its initial shape and volume without suffering damages. Amorim Revestimentos floors, due to its resilient qualities have the ability to bounce back from hard impacts. Tests show that Amorim Revestimentos cork floors have the highest shock absorbing performance.
When an object accidentally falls in a cork or in a laminate floor, different results come through. Amorim Revestimentos floors absorb better the impact maintaining its resistance at the same time. This results in a very robust flooring with a long life span.

Shock Absorbing

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Tests show that Amorim Revestimentos cork floors are the most shock absorbing.
Study run by IBV biomechanical institute in Valencia, Spain

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