Trivets are quintessential pads designed to protect kitchen and bathroom surfaces from heat and other types of damage. And to put it simply, the world of trivets is wide open. Today, trivets can be made from an endless range of heat-tolerant materials, including glass trivets, steel trivets, silicone trivets, ceramic trivets, and more.
Regardless of the material used, adding cork to the back of trivets opens the door to a full range of benefits. Let's take a closer look at the benefits of using cork for trivets. And don't hesitate to reach out to the Frank Lowe team today to find the best cork for trivets.
Cork Is a Thermal Insulator
As we previously mentioned, trivets can be made out of virtually any material — even materials that are excellent transmitters of heat. However, when you place cork on the back of your trivets, the cork material will absorb the heat without passing it through to the underlying surface. This is because cork has an excellent ability to act as a thermal insulator. In fact, cork is regularly used as floor underlayment because of its thermal insulation abilities.
Boast Your Product Is Environmentally Friendly
Did you know that most customers are willing to pay more for products that are environmentally friendly? According to a survey conducted by Accenture, over 50% of consumers reported they would be willing to pay more for products that are engineered to be recycled or reused. And cork is one of the most renewable, environmentally friendly materials on the planet.
When you use cork for your trivets, you can tout that the product is indeed environmentally friendly and engineered with environmentally-responsible practices. In fact, cork is rapidly renewable and can be harvested every 9 years without ever hurting the tree.
Best of all, the manufacturing process of cork for trivets can produce zero waste. Then, the minimal amount of waste produced can be transformed into a host of other products, such as:
Cork Can Help Resist Bacteria, Mold, and Mildew
Cork is commonly used for trivets because of its natural hypoallergenic qualities. Cork contains a substance called Suberin. And this substance works to resist mildew, mold, as well as bacteria growth. These qualities can be vital additions to trivets that are regularly exposed to water, food, and dark environments — all of which are beacons to bacteria, mold, and mildew.
Cork For Trivets Offers Surface Protection
When you use cork for your trivets, you'll add a level of protection for the trivet as well as the underlying surface. A cubic inch of cork can withstand up to 14,000 lbs. per square inch without breaking! Although your trivets may never be tested to this point, it can serve as a nice value add for your customer to help set the product apart from the field.
Once the cork withstands the pressure, it will return to its original form. This means, your trivets will have the ability to absorb weight or pressure and return to form time after time. It also means the cork on your trivets will act as a barrier between a hot pot and the underlying surface.
Cork for Trivets Includes Anti-Skid Safety
By using cork for trivets, you can advertise your product's anti-skid properties. Cork is naturally a highly-frictional material —whether it's cork composition or natural cork. Even when the cork is coated with grease or oil (as it naturally will be when in the kitchen), it will retain its ability to create friction and reduce slippage. In fact, the non-skid ability of cork can exceed that of rubber, leather, and other common products used for its frictional attributes.
Cork for Trivets Can Absorb Vibration and Increase Stability
Depending on the type of cork for trivets you select, it can have up to 200 million tiny air cells per cubic inch. These tiny cells act as an air cushion to absorb vibrations and dampen impacts, which can be extremely important when it comes to placing heavy objects on a countertop or service.
Because these tiny pockets of air are virtually indestructible and will not break, they allow the cork to compress and spring back once the pressure is removed. At the same time, the cork's natural stability, toughness, and durability means it can withstand even the most demanding environments, including commercial kitchens and bathrooms.
Contact Frank Lowe for Adhesive Backed Cork
For more than 65 years, Frank Lowe has helped manufacturers of all sizes improve their products by thinking outside of the box. As one of the leading providers of adhesive backed cork products and components, we are home to a vast catalog of different cork materials, including composition cork and cork-n-rubber.
We offer adhesive backed cork products that are supplied in rolls, sheets, or custom die cut to your exact specifications. Our experienced team will work closely with you to understand your unique application and guide you to the best solution. In either case, we will help you Explore, Pursue, and Create excellence in everything you do!
Contact Frank Lowe today to learn more about our adhesive backed cork.