TAP Air Portugal's new premium passenger lounge at Humberto Delgado Airport in Lisbon is an 800 m2 oasis of exclusive luxury and service that can accommodate up to 260 passengers at a time. The lounge's rest areas use natural cork in their furniture, flooring and wall cladding. In order to enhance the acoustics, architect Miguel Arruda employed dark-brown cork composites in the wall cladding, supplied by DOMOTEX exhibitor Amorim.

The same logic was behind the choice of Wicanders Hydrocork for the floor. Hydrocork is a vinyl product with a resilient cork core and a high-resolution oak decorative layer. It is highly durable and 100% waterproof. The cork core makes the product comfortable under foot and, according to the manufacturer, reduces impact sound by up to 53 percent.

Arruda: "The aim of the design and the materials used was to provide greater passenger comfort."

The latest developments in outdoor flooring will be on show at DOMOTEX, which runs from 10 to 13 January 2020. Here, innovative manufacturers will showcase a richly diverse range of flooring solutions inspired by the keynote theme ATMYSPHERE .

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