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Technical Information on NFP Imports cork flooring products

Granulated cork

Definition:

Fragments of dimensions between 0.2 and 8 mm obtained by grinding corkwaste.

General Characteristics:

Classification
Granules
dimensions
mm
Density

Kg/m3
Moisture
Content
%
0.2/0.5 - 40/50
0.2 - 0.5
45 ± 5
6 ± 1
0.5/1.0 - 40/50
0.5 - 1.0
45 ± 5
6 ± 1
1.0/2.0 - 40/50
1.0 - 2.0
45 ± 5
7 ± 1
2.0/3.0 - 40/50
2.0 - 3.0
45 ± 5
7 ± 1
3.0/4.0 - 45/55
3.0 - 4.0
50 ± 5
8 ± 1
4.0/8.0 - 55/65
4.0 - 8.0
60 ± 5
9 ± 1

Note: Combination of granulometries is possible (example: 0.5/2.0, 2.0/4.0).

Packing:

Granulated cork shall be dispatched in bags (25 Kg) or bales (50 Kg). If it is packed in bales, the granulated cork is compressed, covered and reinforced with wooden strips and baling wire.

Composition cork

Definition:

Agglomerated cork made of cork granules of specified dimensions with the addition of a binder and by a combined action of pressure and temperature.
Produced in cork blocks with dimensions of 960x640x200mm.

General Characteristics:

Density deviation < 5 %
Tolerance of length / width 0.2 % (1)
Tolerance of thickness 0.15 mm
Compression £ 30 % (2)
Recuperation ³ 85 % (2)
Tensile strength > 400 kPa
Resistance to boiling water ND (3)
Moisture content £ 9 % (4)

(1) - For trimmed material. Maximum dimensions are 920 x 620 mm.
(2) - Typical value. Specific values depend of the type of composition cork.
(3) - No disintegration.
(4) - For sheets with thickness larger than 20 mm, moisture can be
£ 11 %.

Note: Composition cork is normally delivered in sheets of any thickness. Standard dimensions of sheets are 900 x 600 mm. Sheets can be sanded or not.

Cork floor coverings

Definition:

Medium to high density agglomerated cork cut in tiles or sheets with the thickness of four (typical) millimetres for floor covering purposes. Tiles or sheets can be made by gluing two sheets of different types of agglomerated cork or one sheet of agglomerated cork and one natural cork veneer.
Maximum size of untrimmed sheets is 960x640 mm.

General Characteristics:

  Low density
Class 21
Medium density
Class 22,.23, 31
High density
Class 32
Tolerance of length / width 0.2 % 0.2 % 0.2 %
Tolerance of thickness 0.15 mm 0.15 mm 0.15 mm
Deviation from squareness < 0.4 mm < 0.4 mm < 0.4 mm
Deviation from straightness < 0.25 mm < 0.25 mm < 0.25 mm
Residual indentation < 0.4 mm < 0.4 mm < 0.3 mm
Density ³ 400 Kg/m3 ³ 450 Kg/m3 ³ 500 Kg/m3
Moisture content £ 4 % £ 4 % £ 4 %

Note: Standard dimensions are: 600x300x4 mm or 300x300x4 mm. Other dimensions available on request.
Floor tiles are both surfaces sanded. They can be coloured, waxed or varnished.

NFP Imports Cork Urethane Products - Technical Information

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Cork Beautiful, contemporary and practical

Cork is an excellent basic material for floors. It provides a warm look, muffles soundss, insulates, is versatile and i exceptionally beautiful. Cork is an ecologically friendly material. cork tiles come in many design shapes and colours. When finished with the special NFP cork floor finishes, cork tiles will provide customers with a low maintenance floor for years to come.

NFP Natural cork floor finish with unique broad spectrum absorbers

For natural cork NFP natural cork floor finish is the obvious product, Like wood, cork fades when exposed to sunlight. The red colour particles in cork are particularly light-sensitive. Protection against UV rays alone is not sufficient because actual light itself caused cork to fade. Therefore NFP natural floor finishes contain, besides UV-protectors, broadspectrum absorbers and special colour-enhancing mediums which slow down the fading of natural cork.

Clear cork floor finish for coloured cork tiles

Colour is the trend of the day! The applied colour stain on cork protects against fading and discoloration. NFP clear cork floor finish is colourfast and will now yellow. Therefore, it is particularly suited for use on coloured floors.

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Use
Light Traffic
Areas
Light to Medium
Traffic Areas
Heavy Traffic
Light Commercial Areas
Commercial
Areas
Durability
Normal Wear
Intensive Wear
Very Intensive Wear
Very Intensive Wear (Chemicals)
Typical Use
Livingrooms kitchens bedrooms, dens workrooms, halls and stairs in residences with normal house-hold traffic, indoor panelling and wood
Living rooms, kitchens, entrance hallways and stairs in residence with heavy traffic.
Office, stores, museums, schools, waiting rooms, institutions, restaurants, public areas, etc. Also suitable for tabletops and similar surfaces
Office, stores, museums, schools, clinics institutions, restaurants, etc., where high risk of stains and damage by chemicals and the like exist. Also suitable for tabletops, bar tops
Base
Polyurethane/Acrylic
Polyurethane
Special self-crossing high-tech polyurethane
Polyurethane
Special
Feature
Excellent price/performance ratio Durability and abrasion-resistance, especially designed for heavy traffic areas. Produced with latest polymer technology.

The first water-based, one component finish which outperforms our previous, widely trusted, two component cork floor finish

Extraordinary tough and durable
Other Properties
Long lasting durability and high abrasion resistance.

Chemical resistant

Exceptionally elastic and impact resistant

Smooth leveling

Non-yellowing

Long lasting durability and high abrasion resistance.

Chemical resistant

Exceptionally elastic and durable

Good flow properties

Non-yellowing (except for type natural)

Extra long lasting durability and very high abrasion-resistance

Very smooth levelling

Extra strong chemical resistance

Exceptionally elastic, tough and impact resistant

Non-yellowing (except for type natural)

Optimal durability and abrasion resistance.

Exceptionally chemical resistant

Exceptionally elastic, tough and impact resistant

Very smooth leveling

Non-yellowing (except for type natural)

Grades
For precoloured cork tiles
type clear or satin
For precoloured cork tiles, type clear or satin

For natural, untreated cork tiles:

Type natural / satin

slows down discolouration due to exposure to sunlight (natural or untreated cork)

For precoloured cork tiles, type clear or satin

For natural, untreated cork tiles:

Type natural / satin

slows down discolouration due to exposure to sunlight (natural or untreated cork)

For precoloured cork tiles, type clear or satin

For natural, untreated cork tiles:

Type natural / satin

slows down discolouration due to exposure to sunlight (natural or untreated cork)