Benefits
The natural and innate flexibility of cork makes Wicander floors highly comfortable for walking. Studies show that after 45…
Benefits
Cork’s elasticity and compressibility allows it to adapt easily to pressure. This makes for a highly resistant and durable…
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Cork is a natural acoustic insulator. Tests have confirmed that cork floors reduce the sound of walking by up to…
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Cork provides natural thermal insulation. Studies show that cork is the most efficient material for preventing energy dispersion. Due to its…
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Cork floors offer the perfect balance between rigidity when walking and resilience in absorbing heel strike impacts, thereby reducing…
Why Cork?

Cork is a plant material derived from the bark of the cork oak (Quercus Suber), a substance that is extremely light, highly insulating and 100% natural and biodegradable.  Cork is a noble raw material. Technological development and the application of new techniques lead to infinite possibilities for using this natural and ecological resource.

The cork is first extracted from the cork oak between May and July when the tree reaches the age of between 20 and 25 years. This first cut is known as virgem[virgin]. From then on, the cork is extracted once every 9 years. The second cut is known as a secundeira, while subsequent cuts are called  Amadia. Teams of experienced, qualified artisans carefully remove the bark from each tree using axes, after which they mark its age on the trunk to keep track of the next cutting.  This work is so delicate and performed by such highly qualified craftsmen that it is considered the highest paid agricultural work in the world.

Cork can be found in the Mediterranean area, with Portugal accounting for more than 50% of global production. Other producers include Spain, Southern France, Southern Italy, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.

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Why Wicanders?

Wicanders is the premium brand of Amorim Revestimentos, which has been producing Nature-inspired flooring solutions since 1868, based always on leading-edge technologies that enable it to offer a high quality product that is ecologically sound and aesthetically elegant.

The company is represented in more than 67 countries and its portfolio reflects the trust it has earned from both consumers and internationally acclaimed public and private institutions who recognise it as an undeniable pioneer in the creation of innovative, high performance products.

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