Showercork™ is made from cork from Portugal and Spain. Post-industrial wine corks are cut into 1/4″ pieces. The resulting discs are affixed to a durable and flexible paper backing, and are then ready for installation. As with tile and stone mosaics, Showercork™ is affixed to the substructure (subfloor or wall), with either a thin set or glue, and is then grouted.
Showercork™ is very versatile. Showercork™ comes either prefinished with 2 coats of a water-based urethane, or unfinished, which can then be stained any color. Not only can the color of the cork be customized to suit any aesthetic, but there are dozens of grout choices to create your unique look. Any standard “sanded” grout can be used with Showercork™.
Showercork™ can be used in any traditional flooring application, as well as in “wet” applications such as in showers, saunas, and pool surrounds. Due to the stability of cork, its inherent impermeability, and the fact you are taking a resilient product and adding to its stability and durability with grout, the result is a product which is durable and versatile. It can be used in almost any interior finish application, however demanding the environment.
Showercork™ is used on warehouse floors, and even on boat decks – a true testament to its strength, durability and versatility.