Cork scores major points as a sustainable material, and at Natural Cork flooring this resilient, sustainable bark is fashioned into a stylishly practical option for use throughout the home. Cork bark is harvested using a centuries old practice that harms neither tree nor habitat. Harvesters gently peel the bark every nine years, leaving the trees to regenerate. Natural cork flooring offers a wealth of benefits. This product is resistant to molds, mildew and common pests, is anti-microbial and will not spread flame, all while providing that warm, fuzzy feeling underfoot.
Newly harvested cork is first sent to factories that manufacture wine bottle stoppers. The flooring provides the added green bling of being produced from the post-industrial byproduct of the wine stopper industry. This so-called “waste” material is “ground up and then formed into sheets using minimal amounts of adhesive to bind the particles together under high pressure.”
This means that from harvest to production to installation, Natural Cork flooring is environmentally sustainable, non-toxic, and healthy.Posted by Debra Emmons on July 17, 2008 11:58 AM
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