Cork is the bark of the cork oak tree (Querus Suber) which grows in the western Mediterranean. The cork bark is formed 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 200 - 500 years.
The first stripping takes place when the tree is 25 years old, thereafter, stripping is repeated every nine years. At no time during the life or 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 used to generate energy used in the fabricating process. Very little, if any material is wasted. This makes cork one of the most environmentally sensitive products available.
This unique natural raw material with its lightweight, flexible honeycomb structure, is impermeable to liquids and gas, which makes it an ideal material for a myriad of household products. The properties of cork are derived naturally from the structure and chemical composition of the inner cells. Each cubic centimeter of cork contains between 30 and 40 million cells. It is this exceptional cellular structure that gives cork its essential characteristics. Cork Collections:
Surdel Carpets has a wide selection of flooring products from the top manufacturers in the industry. And as a Mohawk Floorscapes dealer Surdel Carpets has the largest selection of Mohawk Carpet, Hardwood, Laminate and Tile available to any Mohawk dealer. Please select from one of our featured collections by clicking on one of the manufacturers logos below.
Solida Cork offers a vast range of designs in site finish cork tile that can be stained any of over 100 colours or any custom colour of your choice. .
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