Floors Magazine Floors Magazine June / July 2014 - Page 54

A natural combination from Granorte Combining two natural flooring materials to give the best of both worlds, Linocork from Granorte brings a unique aesthetic to the home, perfect for making a contemporary style statement. Featuring a linoleum surface with the acoustic, thermal and comfort benefits of an agglomerated cork base and integrated cork underlay, Linocork breathes new life into a once hugely popular domestic flooring material, introducing it to a new design-conscious audience. In a range of traditional marbleised and linear linoleum looks, as well as a palette of solid shades that are ideal for maximum impact in LinocorkUNI, the floor comes in a tile format and with uniclic, making it suitable for DIY installation. Featuring Microban® antibacterial protection and with a 15-year residential warranty, Linocork comes with JointShield® edge protection to resist prolonged exposure to standing water and helping to create a more impervious floor finish. Made from renewable ingredients including linseed oil, pine rosin, cork dust and wood flour, linoleum is enjoying a renaissance as it offers consumers an easy to look after floor that is both good for the environment and indoor air quality. Combined with the advantages of another natural material in cork, the result is one that achieves GREENGUARD and A+ Emissions Dans L’Air Intérieur certification, underlining its positive wide and immediate environmental benefits. “At Granorte we are focused on providing residential and commercial grade floors that utilise the benefits of natural materials and our Linocork collection is the perfect epitome of this attitude,” comments Paulo Rocha, Granorte. “By using cork and linoleum to create a floor that is hardwearing, and easy to maintain as well as that provides acoustic, thermal and comfort benefits; we are proving that floors that employ natural materials can perform just as well as synthetic materials and with the many advantages that using nature’s renewable and safe resources brings.” For further information contact Granorte on 01785 711 131, visit www.granorte.co.uk or email info@granorte.co.uk