Cork + Nike GrindHigh Durability Sound Insulation
Bringing nature to your home
Cork is an amazingly versatile material and, when combined with Nike Grind EVA foam, delivers great benefits in all flooring installations. This huge range of attributes fulfills the needs of the final floor, whatever they may be.
The new solution is based on a formulation that aims to provide high performance to the underlay, due to the unique characteristics of cork as a raw material: durability, comfort, impermeability, thermal, acoustic and anti-vibration insulation.
Floor underlay with cork by Amorim and Nike Grind EVA foam
Amorim underlay made with Nike Grind provides long-term performance. Cork’s resilience offers the ability to support loads without breaking the cells and keeps the initial thickness, thereby maintaining performance during the entire lifetime of the building. On the other hand, cork has a good compensating ability for uneven surfaces, absorbing the imperfections of subfloors and avoiding a telegraphy effect on final floors.
Product Main Features
Performance over time
Sustains up to 4x more weight than PE foam solutions*
When compared to other solutions, our underlays perform better over time. In general, cork has a higher compressive strength and compressive creep due to its resilience, which means that cork completely recovers its thickness after being compressed and preserves the technical properties (acoustic and thermal performance) where it is applied.
*According to standard EN16354
Vapour barrier for moisture protection
This solution has an attached vapour barrier, which provides moisture protection for sensitive finished flooring products. It prevents the diffusion of water vapour through the floor, also maintaining the thermal resistance. The result is a better performing floor.
Negative Carbon Balance
According to a recent analytic study conducted by EY, Go4cork Blend with Nike Grind has a negative carbon balance of -5.5kg CO2 eq/m2. The associated carbon sequestration promoted by the cork oak forest exceeds the CO2 emissions from production. Go4cork Blend with Nike Grind is an excellent option for customers that aim to achieve a balance between performance and environmental sustainability.
Amorim underlay delivers great benefits in all flooring installations
When applied under a floor, an underlay provides more comfort, protection, and longevity to the final floor, guaranteeing even greater energy efficiency and acoustic insulation.
The underlay Go4cork Blend with Nike Grind is an excellent option for customers looking to achieve a balance between performance and environmental sustainability – and is currently available for purchase, in the USA, at The Home Depot.
Benefits Go4cork Blend with Nike Grind
Reduction of structure-borne noise transmission.
Reduces noise emissions generated inside the room when walking on the floor.
Raises floor temperature and ensures underfoot comfort.
Suitable for underfloor heating or cooling.
Leveling out of localized uneven areas.
Enables the floor to sustain heavy loads – e.g. furniture.
Absorbs extreme short-duration loads – e.g. when objects are dropped.
Withstands repeated short-duration loads without changing the flooring’s long-term properties.