Slow Home - cork flooring provides multiple benefits in everyday life
Rush, stress, always running around without taking a moment to appreciate life’s small moments... Something we can all identify ourselves with. The Slow movement appears as an answer to this accelerated life, offering ways to enjoy every second, to enjoy everything around us and to help us find ease and regain our energy. In short, to make us feel better.
The Slow philosophy suggests that we live our lives more peacefully, using the natural resources around us in a sustainable and responsible way. To enjoy nature, choosing materials that have a positive effect in our health.
And the Slow philosophy has now reached interior designing and the building industry, with the Slow Homes movement.
A Slow Home gives tranquility, relax and well-being to its inhabitants. It’s in perfect harmony with the environment, using all resources in an efficient way, protecting us from the storms.
Wicanders floorings follow this natural and sustainable tendency, using cork as a differentiating factor.
Cork from the Iberian Peninsula for a comfortable Slow Home
Cork stands out in this context of respecting, natural and versatile materials. The Iberian Peninsula is the world’s biggest producer of cork. According to APCOR (Portuguese Cork Association), Portugal and Spain produce 80,1% of the world’s cork. Wicanders represents the greatest exponent of flooring that takes advantage of cork, adding variety, versatility and beauty.
After years of R&D Wicanders created exclusive products thanks to its Corktech technology. Corktech uses a multilayer structure that combines state-of-the-art technology with the amazing natural properties of cork. As a result, Wicanders products offer four forms of comfort: more silence; natural thermal insulation; more walking comfort and impact resistance.
Cork is the bark of the cork oak, Quercus Suber, present mostly in the Iberian Peninsula with an origin that gets lost in time. It’s a noble and natural raw material that combined with the latest technologies allows the creation of amazing flooring solutions. Wicanders look range goes from cork’s natural look, to wood and stone looks with synchronized textures.
Due to its unique ability to absorb impacts and vibrations, Cork offers a great experience when walking over it. Wicanders floorings reduce fatigue and the negative impact of steps in our joints. Furthermore, they offer a warm surface when touching it. This natural thermal insulation helps to maintain an optimal temperature all year round, which translates into energy savings.
For everyday life, Wicanders developed Hydrocork, a product that combines the advantages of cork with a waterproof flooring that can be installed in all rooms of the same house, including kitchens and bathrooms. Hydrocork has a range of looks suitable to every style, to help us slow down and enjoy our homes.
Wicanders floorings and the Slow philosophy are the perfect allies to reconcile time, health and comfort.