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GRANORTE Granorte has recently exhibited at the Ecobuild building exhibition, showcasing its cork products and the ecological benefits that come with the natural material.

Granorte is a world-recognised cork specialist and has driven much innovation within new and novel uses for agglomerated cork. A multiple design award winner with its NuSpa concept, Granorte has championed cork as a material with real world performance benefits, as well as with renewable status.

A thermal and acoustic insulator, comfortable and durable, cork makes sense in a range of interior applications.

Scott Brady, of Granorte UK, said: “Cork is a natural material that’s incredibly versatile and adept at lending itself to many different applications.

“Visitors to our stand at this year’s Ecobuild exhibition discovered just how versatile it is, as we displayed everything from cork flooring through to our 3D wall tiles and even cork fabric.

“We’re really excited about the response we received at the exhibition and are looking forward to working with architects and designers to embrace the positive properties and wonderful natural aesthetic of cork in all sorts of interior projects.”

The bark of each cork tree can be harvested for up to 200 years without damage and Granorte uses the waste from the

wine stopper industry to produce many of its cork products. Any excess produced during the manufacturing process is also recycled, making sure as much of the natural material is used as possible.


SHOW Packed full of the latest in living innovation, the Time Saving Home, sponsored by Barclays, proved a major draw at this year’s Ideal Home Show, and what better floor to present the latest in technologies than Quick-Step Impressive laminate flooring.

Coping admirably with the footfall of hundreds of thousands of visitors throughout the two weeks plus of the show, Quick-Step Impressive is quick to install and easy to look after. It manages to cope with the demands of daily life, while retaining its looks.

Built off-site with the floor installed by Quick-Step Master Installer, Martin

Step, said: “Our involvement in the Time Saving Home is a demonstration of our position as a brand leader in flooring with a reputation for delivering excellence in technology and design.

“Impressive is at the cutting edge of technology and utilises the latest in production techniques for incredibly realistic laminate flooring that’s waterproof and durable. It is certainly the right floor for the Time Saving Home and reinforced our reputation as a brand leader in the eyes of 100,000s visitors to the show.”

Some 65m2

Sands of Kiley’s Carpets, the Time Saving Home demonstrated how visitors could save time in their daily lives

Sophie Hautekeete, International PR & Sponsoring Manager at Quick-

of Quick-Step Impressive

laminate was installed throughout the Time Saving Home, with Saw Cut Oak Beige used downstairs and Soft Oak Light adding flooring style to the upper level. PRODUCTS & SERVICES | 47

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