The Novel Collection represents cork flooring for the 21st century.
A stunning blend of naturally beautiful cork with cutting edge design, made possible by the combination of craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technology.
Designed by the renowned Italian industrial designer, Antonio Bullo, the Novel Collection is rich in geometry and imbued with the distinctive cork look. Contemporary patterns, made possible by Amorim’s innovative production processes, juxtapose perfectly with the natural irregularities of the cork. Each of the three patterns, Brick, Edge and Twist, adds a unique, modern spin to the unmistakable cork aesthetic.
The process of creating the unique Novel Collection veneers begins with the dried bark, which is trimmed to size before being tightly packed into metal boxes. The specific placement of the blocks within the boxes creates the eventual pattern of the product.
Once filled the contents of the box are compressed and bonded to created a thick block of cork from which thin veneers are shaved, before being bonded to the Corktech substrate.
Corktech: the brains behind the beauty
By using a uniquely engineered multi-layer composition a higher standard in flooring is achieved, which combines state of the art production technology with the exclusive natural properties of cork, providing the perfect match between beauty, comfort and durability. This is Corktech.
The uniqueness of Amorim’s floating floor system lies in its multi-layer construction. At its heart is an HDF core that provides stability, with an integrated cork underlay that reinforces thermal and acoustic properties, resulting in a silent environment and important energy cost savings. Above the HDF core is a 2.7mm layer of prime quality cork that provides superior performance in terms of comfort, noise reduction and warmth. The decorative surface is made up of the cork veneer and the incredibly durable wear surface of UV cured Acrylic varnish with nano particles. The benefits of Corktech are clear:
– improved acoustic performance
– better impact resistance
– greater walking comfort
– natural thermal insulation
Sustainable by Heart
Back in 1870 the Corticeira Amorim group started its activities in the cork stopper industry. Soon the industry realised that the waste resulting from that production was too valuable not to be used to develop other products such as flooring. A vision of sustainable growth and development, focused in a constant search for new products and applications. Thus Amorim Flooring is the purest outcome of a Circular Economy model that aims to turn waste and used cork stoppers into a valuable and sustainable product.