Cork pads do not have many flaws. In fact, experts cite only two. Firstly, when mounting on the floor using a water-borne adhesive cork boards need to push the special rolls, so as not to odkleiły of the ground. Second, placing the cap on the walls, in the corners better masking mount - otherwise the edges of the plates may crumble.
In addition, the cap is no longer the same advantages.
The most important of them are:
durability - the cork lining aging very slowly. Not rapidly oxidize under the influence of either air or sunlight (UV).
resistant to attack by fungi, molds and other microorganisms.
moisture resistance - respectively impregnated cork can be used even in wet areas such as kitchens and bathrooms.
sound insulation - liner cork floor tiles with a thickness of 4 mm reduces noise by 19-21 dB, and wall covering 3 mm thick - about 18 dB (conversation between two people heard from the distance meter has a volume of about 60 dB).
Thermal insulation - the ability warming cork can be compared with those to polystyrene and mineral wool. It is characterized by a so-called “self-heat” - just to be warm to the touch.
flexibility and elasticity - strain and bruising caused by such an emphasis feet of furniture or falling heavy objects are impermanent. If you do not damage the structure of cork, quickly returns to its original shape.
ease of cleaning - cork has antistatic properties, so it does not attract dust easily. Therefore, it is a good material for homes with allergies.
Fire safety - burns difficult and slow, only at high oxygen supply.