SUGO CORK RUGS, apart from being a contemporary and functional design rug, has some features that set it apart from other rugs making it so special. Because it is woven with cork, it benefits from the unique characteristics of this raw material, such as:
Cork is very light because more than 50% of the volume is air.
Cork is impermeable to liquids and gases and highly resistant to moisture.
Elastic and compressible
Cork is extremely flexible and after being compressed recovers its initial shape. It is the only solid material which, when compressed on one side, does not increase in volume on another.
Thermal and acoustic insulator
Having the ability to absorb decibels, cork is an excellent insulator of sound and vibration. Also its structure allows to absorb and maintain heat for a long time.
Cork is also a natural fire retardant: it burns without a flame and does not emit toxic gases during combustion.
Minimize allergy risks
Because cork does not absorb dust, it helps protect against allergies and does not pose a risk to asthma sufferers.
The natural texture of cork combines softness and flexibility to the touch with a naturally uneven surface. The variable degree of irregularity is given by the type of cork used and the finish chosen.
Did you know…
Cork has been increasingly sought after in interior design because it’s a versatile raw material, with unique characteristics and recognized environmental benefits.
The production of cork does not destroy trees. After harvesting, the cork oak re-grows in a process not seen in other forest species.
The Whistler is the oldest existing cork oak in the world. Located in Portugal, in Águas de Moura, Alentejo and planted in 1783, the cork oak is more than 14 meters high and more than 4 meters around its base. It owes its name to the sound produced by the numerous songbirds that make the tree’s branches their home.