Natural thermal insulation
Indoor Air quality
Cork is an extremely efficient natural sound absorber because its cells work as an acoustic insulator. Amorim Wise floors can easily cut noise within a room (walking sound), and act as a noise buffer between the floor and the rooms underneath (impact sound). Comparing the walking sound between cork and laminate floors, tests confirm that cork floors reduce the walking sound up to 53%.
The natural thermal insulation properties of cork make Amorim Wise floors very energy efficient providing a pleasant touch, even barefoot, and an optimal temperature all year round. When testing foot temperature in contact with different materials, cork floors stand out as the best solution to retain heat.
Amorim Wise floors comply with the strictest indoor air quality standards after being tested on over 2000 potential chemicals.
Walking on overly hard floors creates energy that moves upward towards our muscles and tendons, causing them to vibrate. Too soft floors cause fatigue and aren't easy to walk on. Amorim Wise floors are the perfect balance to reduce heel strike impacts and related body tensions, but stable enough to provide the needed stability to reduce effort on walking and decrease body fatigue.
As cork is naturally hypoallergenic, it helps protect against allergies and does not pose a risk to asthma sufferers because it doesn’t absorb dust.