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Where can/ should AcoustiCORK be used?
AcoustiCORK can be used in a variety of places. the most common uses are highrises and two storey houses. Due to its high acoustic qualities, AcoustiCORK can be used in nightclubs, gymnasiums, musics rooms, it can even be used in the walls and ceilings.  
What happens if AcoustiCORK gets wet?
Unlike rubber underlays, a great feature of cork is that is does not absorb water nor any other liquid. Think of the cork in a wine bottle!
Can cork develop mould in moist or wet environments?
Because cork does not absorb water, it also does not support the growth of mould. In addition to this, polyurethane is used to bind the cork granuals together, thus further preventing any unwanted moulds to grow upon it. This is why AcoustiCORK can be used in a huge range of area's.
What other benifits are there to using AcoustaCORK?
Due to the high resilency factors of AcoustiCORK, it will also provide stress crack protection. Furthermore, like traditional cork flooring, it will also provide thermal insulation.
How is cork enviromentally friendly?
Stripping of Cork is actually essential for the physiological recovery of the tree. Cork is stripped from the outer part of the tree, leaving the trunk unharmed. After cork has been stripped for the first time, it then regenerates itself. The reproduction layers will then be stripped at regular intervals of around 9 years.
What does IIC mean?
The IIC refers to the Impact Insulation Class. This the sound that is transferred between floors as a result of direct noise on the floor, such as walking or items being dropped.
What does STC mean?
STC refers to the Sound Transmission Class. This is the sound that may be transfered between area's as a result of airborne noise, such as TV, people talking, Music playing.
What types of flooring can be installed over AcoustiCORK? 
All types of flooring are suitable to be installed over AcoustiCORK. Timber, parquetry, carpet, even tiles! Each have their own installation method so please contact us for more information. 
Can AcoustiCORK be installed floating?
Yes, but should only be done with an approved floating floor system. 
 If you have any further questions please contact us.