Cork flooring, lock or glue: advantages, connection method


The cork floor is a modern coating,fixed on an adhesive or chateau basis. Cork - an ideal tool for warming and aesthetics of floors in living areas, which has hypoallergenic and antibacterial properties. Advantages of the cork floor:

  • In hot summer time, it does not heat up.
  • In the off-season, when the central heating in the apartments has not yet been included, it keeps the heat.
  • Due to its structure, the cork is a sound insulation material, and the acoustics in the room improve.
  • The natural resilience of this material creates a comfortable and reliable movement on the floor.
  • Scheme of adhesive floorScheme of adhesive floor. The glutinous or chilled floor can also be laid on its own, it is ready for laying and subsequent exploitation. A variety of color shades will allow to beat any interior of apartments.

    Locked cork floor

    This name gave a method of connecting corksheets. When it is laid between each other, the sheets are fastened with a locking system without the use of glue. There are 2 such systems near the floor: UNICLIK and CORCLOK. On rigid sheets of HDF-type (high density MDF panel), the plug is laid out from above with a thickness of 3 mm, it is glued with oak bark veneer or photo printing. The bottom layer is also lined with a cork of 1-2 mm thickness. The total thickness of the locking floor is about 8.5, 10.5 and 11 mm. All sheets are covered with ceramic or acrylic lacquer in production, they are not covered at all, less often, implying further coverage when laying. Scheme laying cork floor. The locking system allows you to easily and independently lay out with that pattern and in the direction of the floorboards in which it needs to be done. If necessary, such a floor can be disassembled and laid in another room, change the worn out panel, make a partial or complete restoration. And it may be required in case there is frequent contact of the floor with water. Therefore, such floors are not laid in bathrooms, on balconies and in rooms that are rarely heated. Cork sheets of the lock floor do not bind to the base on which they are laid. Therefore it is also called a floating floor. It must be laid in rooms of the right rectangular shape, because When the temperature changes, the cork panels of the floor either close, or expand around the perimeter of the room. It is for this reason that it is necessary to leave a gap of 1 cm from the base. Such a base is made up of sliding-door wardrobes, walls and ledges, the joint of another floor covering. The lock floor is laid only on a concrete screed, in rare cases on a parquet or plywood board, particleboard, tile. But you should always take into account that the base, the same screed, may require pre-preparation, as well as the need for the right combination with the thresholds of rooms, a parquet board and tiles. Back to contents</a>

    Adhesive Locked Floor

    It requires an exceptionally smoothbase - concrete coating, which will be laid cork, t. All irregularities are subsequently imprinted on the floor. But glutinous floors are convenient in that they are suitable for insulation in all rooms without exception, they are not afraid of moisture and temperature changes. Scheme of the cork floor. They can be cut and combined, selecting different patterns and colors, chamfers and sizes. Such coatings are recommended for use in small areas. When laying, mandatory use of the appropriate adhesive and varnish is required, but the process itself does not involve complicated joints with thresholds and all other types of coatings in the apartment. Therefore, in the case of laying the adhesive floor, the work of professionals is required. Accordingly, the cost of laying will be overstated, will be taken into account in addition to the cost of cork sheets additional adhesive materials and the work of masters. Cork has elastic properties, which give resistance to shock and additional loads. According to the properties of stiffness, the cork floor takes the third place after parquet and linoleum. Nevertheless, experts recommend to put on the legs of some furniture plastic tips, for example, on chairs. It is worth remembering that the glutinous or lock cork floor is laid on a base completely freed from furniture.