Sustainability that will floor you!
ZIRO's growing commitment to sustainability is leading to an increase in the proportion of cork-based floor coverings in its range, as demonstrated by the numerous exhibits at DOMOTEX 2020. These include Korkplus, which the manufacturer describes as the ideal floor to walk on in bare feet.12 Jan. 2020 Trendspots Editorial Office
Under the umbrella brand ZIRO, Lothar Zipse sells a wide range of wooden, LVT, linoleum, laminate, BPC and, above all, cork floor coverings. Cork is a raw material with particularly impressive green credentials and, with sustainability now on everyone's lips, ZIRO is stepping up its efforts to convince people of the benefits of this unique natural building material. Even the initial extraction of cork is a sustainable process. The bark of the cork oak is generally harvested every nine years. Obtaining this natural material has no negative impact on the environment. On the contrary, farmed cork oaks absorb up to four times as much harmful carbon dioxide in their average lifetime of 250 years than an unharvested oak. Not only that, but the harvested cork can be used in its entirety and is completely recyclable, making the cork oak a true environmental champion.
Visitors to DOMOTEX 2020 can once again see for themselves the numerous impressive properties of cork. Korkplus flooring, one of the products ZIRO is exhibiting, boasts an extra-thick cork overlay and an equally thick cork backing designed to ensure optimum heat, noise and footfall sound insulation - according to ZIRO, properties that make this natural product the ideal flooring for use throughout the home. For the first time, Korkplus is now also being offered as ready-made cork parquet in the new 612 x 440 millimeter short-board format that makes the premium cork floor with its new, largely hand-veneered designs look amazing. A number of large-format boards are also available with a beveled edge that is intended to create a certain sense of elegance and exclusivity. The entire range comes in a wide selection of contemporary colors that allow for even more design scope. What's more, state-of-the-art processing techniques in line with the German Cork Association's quality assurance system mean the cork does not surrender any of its natural characteristics. Last but not least, the proven reliability of the UNICLIC system ensures fast, completely glue-free installation.
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