Welcome to the Exciting World of Cork Flooring!
Raw cork materials have been fashioned into flooring for centuries. It is a renewable and sustainable natural resource offering a wide range of functional properties, in addition to great flexibility of design and aesthetic appeal.
Perfect for Residential & Commercial Applications
Besides being a beautiful and easy-on-the-feet floor for residential use, this unique raw material is perfect for commercial applications such as restaurants, libraries, museums, art galleries, offices, lobbies, universities, churches, corporate buildings, and retail stores.
Cork is the bark of the cork oak tree (QuerusSuber), which grows in the western Mediterranean. The bark of a cork tree forms from layers of extremely strong flexible cell walls that are waterproof and airtight. The cork tree produces this bark to provide protection from droughts, fires, temperature fluctuations, and other damaging environmental conditions. This tree has a life span of approximately 200 - 500 years. The first stripping of the bark occurs when the tree is 25-years-old. After that, the stripping process is repeated every nine years. At no time, during the life of the tree, is more than 50% of the bark removed. Harvesting of cork is not harmful to the tree. During the cork manufacturing process, all material is either used for a finished product, or utilized to generate energy for the fabricating process. Very little, if any, material is wasted. This makes cork one of the most environmentally sensitive products available.