Part 64: making walls a design feature in cork

With the sustainable and acoustic qualities of cork far outweighing many other surface materials, we explored how a new collection from Granorte can allow designers and architects to make artistic wall displays using cork…

Modern bedroom with cork walls

With the beautiful natural texture of cork, WALLTrend  from Granorte comes in 16 designs ready to transform interiors. From the classic look of Grain to the vibrant Twist, rustic Country and organic Primus, the collection is full of unique looks that will lift interiors out of the ordinary and bring the magic touch of cork to walls.

No matter what the design, every WALLTrend panel also brings cork’s unique qualities. Tactile and warm to the touch, the panels also absorb sound to make rooms quieter and more comfortable. Added to a natural construction that’s easy to look after, recyclable, PVC-free and which retains air quality; WALLTrend not only looks and performs beautifully but also rises to the demand for more sustainable finishes in the home.

“The time for cork is now and as a new generation begins to appreciate the material for its sustainable characteristics, we’re delighted to able to introduce WALLTrend to the market,” says Paulo Rocha, Granorte. The collection gives consumers a new way to explore the natural and renewable material and experience its unmistakable look. Combined with floors from our TRENDCollection, there’s now a chance to bring the unique qualities of cork from floor to ceiling.”

Each WALLTrend panel is constructed from an agglomerated cork backing to which a decorative cork veneer is added and then finished with Granorte’s unique PARAWAX matt finish for easy maintenance. The finished panel is exceptionally lightweight and can be glued directly onto walls using a suitable adhesive. Measuring 600 x 300mm, the panels are ready for residential and commercial use, meeting all relevant standards.

> Since you’re here, why not read about Granorte’s 50-year-young story? 

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Main image credit: Granorte