Cork is natural, recyclable and bio-degradable, so a sustainable alternative to many man-made materials.
The cork oak survives with without the use of chemical herbicides, fertilisers or irrigation. In fact, it is the only tree that can harvest its bark! Stripping does not harm the tree as the bark regenerates naturally.
As well as its sustainability, there are many other benefits to cork. First, its ambience creates a warm, comfortable surface, which inhibits the conduction of temperature and sound, retaining warmth and reducing noise pollution.
What’s more, cork is remarkably resilient to wear and tear. It is less affected by impact and friction than other hard surfaces due to its cellular composition, and is resistant to scuffs and stains.
Finally, cork is anti-microbial, so it does not emit an VOC emissions and is resistant to mold and mildew. This makes it the perfect choice for those suffering from asthma and allergies.