Cork coverings are a naturally decorative and modern alternative to traditional coverings.
They are available in a wide variety of unique styles, patterns and shades to compliment any décor or furniture style, and will add character and warmth to any room. Outstanding room designs created using cork to accent or contrast walls or ceilings.
Additionally, whether in tile form or roll form, besides being decorative cork coverings are also functional. Available in a variety of sizes and thicknesses, these decorative coverings can also serve as tack and pin boards without damage to the cork. Ideal for offices, children’s rooms, and any other area where pinups are wanted.
Natural tones and shading of cork coverings can be kept or altered. There are basically four choices:
Plain natural surface – Cork is left in it’s natural state with no stain or surface treatment. Provides elegant but subtle décor effects.
Waxed cork surface – Some coverings are available with a natural waxed surface treatment. Wax enhances and highlights the natural textures, tones, and patterns of cork whileproviding grime protection to the cork.
Staining – Many cork wall coverings can be color stained to match or highlight existing room décor. The use of water based wood stains allows the natural cork patterns to remain while permitting the cork to match an infinite spectrum of colors. Pre-waxed tiles cannot be stained.
Painting – Cork can be painted if it is not already waxed. Painting of cork is seldom done since the natural patterns, textures and tones would be lost. However if cork is used for insulation purposes only and if the desired effect is not to show the natural color tones then cork can be painted.