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By using a unique engineered multi-layer structure, which combines state of the art technology with the exclusive natural properties of cork, a higher standard in flooring was achieved, providing the perfect match between beauty, comfort and durability.
The uniqueness of Amorim Revestimentos floors was achieved by using a prime quality core layer of cork, which provides superior comfort, noise reduction and warmth. An integrated cork underlay reinforces thermal and acoustic properties, resulting in a silent environment and important energy cost savings.
Cork is an extremely efficient natural sound absorber because its cells work as an acoustic insulator. Amorim Revestimentos cork floors can easily cut noise within a room (walking sound), and act as a noise buffer between the floor and the rooms underneath (impact sound), making it exceptionally efficient to use in residential or commercial spaces.
Comparing the walking sound between cork and laminate floors, tests confirm that cork floors have an excepcional result reducing the sound up to 53%. Amorim Revestimentos products provide a peaceful and quiet environment with higher comfort and relaxation.
The natural thermal insulation properties of cork make Amorim Revestimentos floors very energy efficient providing a pleasant touch, even barefoot, and an optimal floor temperature all year round which contributes to an overall comfort. When testing foot temperature in contact with four different materials,cork floors stand out as being the best solution to retain heat. Better than wood and by far better than vinyl or ceramic when it comes to avoid energy dispersion. Amorim Revestimentos cork floors are perfect for homes with children and busy feet providing happy moments between family and friends.
Cork floors are very comfortable to walk on due to cork´s natural and inherent flexibility providing a unique comfort in movement. When testing the level of comfort perception of people walking for 45 minutes over five different materials, results show that Amorim Revestimentos cork floors have a great outcome.
With high comfort perception, it outperforms linoleum, laminate and ceramic floors. Even when walking barefoot on a Amorim Revestimentos floor, a sense of cosiness, relaxation and enjoyment is felt, adding to the overall well-being. Pleasant to touch and easy to walk on: that´s how valuable Amorim Revestimentos cork floors are.
Walking on overly hard floors creates energy that moves upward towards our muscles and tendons, causing them to vibrate. This is caused by the impact of our heel with the floor. These vibrations, with time, hurt our feet, legs, lower and upper back, creating an excess of tension. Too soft floors cause fatigue and aren´t easy to walk on. This can be better understood when walking for 45 minutes straight on soft sand. Softer than laminate and harder than carpets, Amorim Revestimentos cork floors are the perfect mix to reduce heel strike impacts and related body tensions, but stable enough to help the foot impulse and provide the needed stability to reduce effort on walking and decrease body fatigue.
Cork´s elasticity and compressibility allows it to adapt to pressure. When compressed, it doesn´t lose flexibility, recovering its initial shape and volume without suffering damages. Amorim Revestimentos floors, due to its resilient qualities have the ability to bounce back from hard impacts. Tests show that Amorim Revestimentos cork floors have the highest shock absorbing performance.
When an object accidentally falls in a cork or in a laminate floor, different results come through. Amorim Revestimentos floors absorb better the impact maintaining its resistance at the same time. This results in a very robust flooring with a long life span.