GRANORTE is a Portuguese company, founded in 1972 to recycle the cork waste from the cork stoppers manufacturing. From the beginning we gained a reputation all over the world thanks to the excellent quality of our cork products.

Cork is the outer bark of the cork oak tree, Quercus Suber L, which grows mainly in the Mediterranean region of the world. The bark is a vegetal tissue composed of an agglomeration of dead cells filled with air and lined with alternating layers of cellulose and suberin.

The cork oak forests are well-adapted to the semi-arid regions of southern Europe, preventing desertification and providing the perfect habitat for many animal and plant species, including some rare species in extinction. Preserving the cork oak forest areas, and the cork's economical viability, is essential to maintain the biodiversity, avoiding desertification and promoting regional social stability. The role of cork in preventing the global heating is significant.

The cork bark of the tree regenerates itself after harvesting and it is known that a harvested cork tree absorbs 3 to 5 times more carbon. A recent study indicated that Portuguese cork forests can absorb 4,8 million tons of carbon each year and it is estimated that Mediterranean cork forests can absorb over 14 million tons of carbon per year.

The cork industry itself is truly eco-efficient. All cork is used, not one gram of cork is wasted. Cork by-products, are used in different products (flooring, decorative items, automobile industry...), and recycling (post-industrial and post-consumer) is a common practice. Even cork dust is used to generate energy.

GRANORTE offers a wide range of cork products that will surely meet the most demanding requirements of a large group of applications.

COMPOSITION CORK SHEETS - "Just like plain cork"
Composition cork sheets are widely used on pin boards, cork specialities and on all those technical applications where it is important to reproduce the characteristics of plain cork.
CORK UNDERLAYMENT - "The natural insulation"

Cork underlayment provides superior sound and thermal insulation. Due to the unique 40 million cells per cubic centimetre honeycomb structure of cork and the special nature of the resin binder, it performs outstandingly under laminate flooring, hardwood, linoleum, ceramic or even natural stone.

CORK WALL TILES - "Nature's warm touch"
Cork's natural beauty and comfort will create surprisingly beautiful and elegant spaces.
The insulation properties of cork will reduce sound transmission and temperature variation, creating a more intimate atmosphere.
CORK FLOOR TILES - "Bringing Nature to your feet"
The best floor you can imagine: Naturally stylish, silent and comfortable yet easy to maintain, water resistant, hard-wearing and environmentally friendly. The remarkable native properties of cork floor tiles will create a warm, quiet and relaxing ambience.
FLOATING FLOORS WITH CORK - "Engineered natural comfort"
The next generation in flooring: Elegant and sophisticated, quiet, soft and warm yet easy to care for and maintain, durable and environmentally friendly.

Easy and fast to install, GRANORTE floating floors are perfect for residential and commercial applications, bringing the natural warmth and comfort to your environment.

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