Cork is a truly renewable raw material

Cork is a truly renewable raw material

Cork is a truly a renewable raw material in the full sense of the word. It comes from the outer layer of the cork oak, which is peeled every 10 years or so, and then it rebuild itself to completely new again. When the cork granules are mixed with natural glue resin, the result is a true 100% natural product. Cork is becoming popular again due to the material being durable, insulating, soundproof, foot warm and also easy to maintain. Synthetic coatings used when sealing cork tiles often contain many harmful materials that may cause chemically sensitive people to develop allergic reactions or respiratory problems. The optimal solution, and to stay true to the nature of the material would be to obtain untreated cork, then seal the surface with a natural resin hardening oil such as the LIVOS Kunos natural oil sealer. This sealer connects with the surface and ensures a layer that is water and dirt proof.

Cork is a beautiful, natural, insulating product that really should be used more in flooring. This when treated with natural oils and waxes creates a truly long term sustainable solution to any site. Easy to rejuvenate and repair with minimal fuss. Whereas, if it was treated with the traditional synthetic varnishes, a hard surface is created that then creates a product that is extremely difficult to recycle.

When cleaning and maintaining the surface only toxic free substances should be used. Livos has a suitable product for all work processes, that is health conscious, environmentally friendly and of the best quality.

LIVOS, being the first manufacturer of paints and lacquers to use only natural, renewable, raw materials in their products. Combined with over 35 years of high quality technical research, and with convincing optical impact offers you health orientated products for a healthier indoor air climate, the environment and  peace of mind.

Clarrie Wilkins says:
Do you have a decent sample of cork, treated as such, that you can send to us?

Clarrie Wilkins
P O Box 2848
(30 Colleen Ave)