Product Watch: A new tradition of cork tiles

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    Product Watch: A new tradition of cork tiles

    Granorte’s Tradition collection of cork floor tiles celebrates the unique aesthetic of nature’s renewable resource in a timeless, raw and beautiful way…

    If you could have a floor with a unique aesthetic that was natural, recycled, readily renewable and suitable for commercial use, why wouldn’t you choose it?

    Following our close look at the brand’s Wabi collection, that celebrates imperfections in life, we’re taking a peek at Granorte’s Tradition cork tile, which is a floor suitable for commercial use with impeccable environmental credentials available in a wide range of unique looks. From the classic mid-century cork tile look of Standard to the colour and pattern rich Canyon and Twist, Tradition showcases the variety of natural cork.

    Paulo Rocha, product manager, Granorte, says: “Cork is a traditional material but it is also an extremely relevant one for today’s commercial interiors. From a renewable natural resource and 100 per cent post-industrial recycled, the cork we use possesses excellent environmental credentials. In Tradition it’s presented in one of its purest forms – a cork veneer on a high-density cork base – and the collection’s 36 options show just how versatile this natural form is as a design option.”

    Granorte uses waste cork from wine stopper manufacturers to make its cork products. Based in Portugal, the company has been finding alternative uses for this material since 1973 and manufactures an extraordinary range of products from the natural material.

    Each Tradition tile comes in a 600 x 300mm format for glue-down installation. Recommended for moderate commercial use, the floor is provided unfinished, so the appropriate lacquer can be applied. Comfortable and with excellent thermal and acoustic insulation, cork has properties that are beneficial in creating a supportive environment for users.

    Granorte is one of the brands that has taken advantage of our Industry Support Package. 

    Main image credit: Granorte

    Hamish Kilburn / 19.04.2021


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