Material Choices for Large Cork Boards

15th December 2009

When you need large cork boards, you may not be aware of the various options that are available to you – in terms of the materials used to construct your board. These options are extended to the surface of the board and the framing for the board. Take a look at some of the options available to you for these types of boards. 

● Tan Cork – Tan cork is the most common choice for bulletin board systems. It is also the least expensive option. The cork is also usually self healing, which means that the tiny holes made by pushpins close up on their own when the pins are removed. Tan cork is widely available, and can be purchased in rolls, or already framed for you, regardless of the size board you need.

● Coloured Cork for Large Cork Boards – Coloured cork is also an option. It operates just as plain tan cork operates, in terms of being self healing. The cork is simply dyed in most cases. You can order one solid colour, or a mixture of colours if this is what you desire, and the board can be constructed using the tiling method. A wide range of coloured cork is available.

● Designer Fabric – If you prefer a board that doesn’t look like cork at all, this isn’t a problem. You can order a fabric covered board with a cork underlay – where the cork is never seen. Many companies make designer fabric available, while others just make non-designer fabric available as an option. The fabric may be made of polyester or vinyl, and in many cases, it can be washed. A wide range of colours are available, and these are really sophisticated boards, in terms of aesthetics.

● Hook Fabric Large Cork Boards – Hook fabric is very attractive, and quite suitable for a number of different settings. The concept behind this type of fabric is much the same as that used for hook rugs – where yarn is pulled through and hooked for special designs. However, in this instance, fabric is used instead of yarn. Among fabric choices, designer fabric has the most woven appearance, while hook fabric appears to have more texture.

● Frame Material Choices – Aside from available choices for the surface of the board, you also have options when it comes to the materials used in the construction of the frame for your board. The most common choices are metal – or aluminium – and wood, often referred to as timber. You can also order frameless boards, which can have sharp corners or smooth rounded corners, as you desire.

As you can see, purchasing large cork boards isn’t really as simple as running down to your local office supply store, or calling them up on the phone – unless you want a cheap looking board. Because the image of your company is very important, you will want to use boards that project the appropriate image, in terms of colour, style, and texture – and when you work with the right company to order your boards, you will be presented with a vast variety of choices.