Using Cork as Wall Covering

Many people are unaware that cork can be effectively used as a wall covering. While you may have previously seen cork tiles utilized as a flooring solution, you shouldn’t neglect how cork can be used to finish a few walls in your home.

At Smith Bros Floors, we partner with EuroCork to bring you cork wall coverings that suit your home. We love working with EuroCork because the renewable, environmentally friendly nature of this resource. Cork harvesting is a sustainable process that doesn’t involve either cutting down or removing the tree in any sense.

As our need for more sustainable business only increase, cork oak remains the only tree whose bark can successfully regenerate itself after a cork harvest. Leaving these trees unharmed is an essential aspect of maintaining a sustainable cork wall covering business.

If you’re thinking about utilizing EuroCork wall covering in your home, you should be sure to talk to one of our experts at Smith Bros Floors. In the meantime, here’s a bit more about the two main types of cork wall covering available from EuroCork and Smith Bros:

Large Bricks

Individual panels of cork are hand-assembled using a combination of grey, gold, and taupe tones to create a eye-catching brick pattern. When it comes to installing cork as a wall covering, one of the most important aspects is finding a pattern that matches the existing décor of your home.

Fortunately, cork wall covering can be designed to match any modern design pallet, and cork is a much easier and cost-effective than installing real brick, even though all EuroCork wall coverings are originally made in, and imported from, Portugal.

Large brick wall covering is sound deadening and insulated to keep the temperature in your home at the desired level. By working with EuroCork we can provide a number of designs that are perfect for both residential and commercial environments. If you’re looking for a cheap, but striking, solution for wall coverings in your home, a large brick cork pattern could be ideal to create the distinctive look and comfortable feel you’re looking for.

Inca Valley – Inner Bark

In addition to also being sound deadening and temperature insulating, like large bricks of cork, Inca Valley cork is also ideal for both residential and commercial environments. This Inca Valley cork, however, is of a beautiful terracotta hue infused with tones of grey and taupe.

As its’ name suggests, this options comes from the inner bark of the cork tree and, at an average thickness of 1”, it’s perfect for reducing sound. While Inca Valley cork can give you the same look as stone, it’s a considerably cheaper alternative, despite the fact that it’s made in, and imported from, Portugal. Similar to the larger bricks of work, Inca Valley cork can be custom designed to match any existing modern design pallet to create the atmosphere you’re looking for.

At Smith Bros Floors, we strive to bring our clients a wide variety of flooring, and wall covering, solutions. If you’re interested in discussing your home’s unique needs with a certified flooring expert, please don’t hesitate to give the team at Smith Bros a call at 1-403-255-7791 today!

Client Testimonials

Hi Rod: As you know we had a delivery disaster when the movers moved in an appliance. Much to our horror we had damage to the flooring that Smith Bros had installed in December of 2012. The floors are just 2 years old. The type of wood has been discontinued and the option for replacement of the nosing on the stairs not possible. I found online some nosing of the same type of wood but a different shaping to the nosing. Rod came and talked me thru the situation, and as he was the only person…
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